The Dreaded Sales Phone Call

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phone call manMy mobile phone rang at 5pm last night. I looked at the number and didn’t recognise it but still answered it.

“Hi it’s XXXX on behalf of Mike Filsaime. It’s your lucky day”

“Why is it my lucky day?”

“Well, Mike Filsaime wants to work with you”

“Am I supposed to be impressed with that? Who the heck is Mike Filsaime? Never heard of him. Is he a spiritual leader?”

Of course, I’ve heard of Mike but I’ve been on the end of these types of phone calls before, so I thought I would play with the guy.

“You know Mike. He’s the biggest online guru around and he wants to work with you. Coach you.”


“Because he can make your income grow by at least ten-fold. You’d like that, wouldn’t you?


“Wow – no? Your on-line aren’t you?”


“You making lots of money, Andrew?”


“You don’t want to make more?”


“You gotta wife Andrew?”


“She’d like you to earn more money, wouldn’t she?”

“Don’t think so”

“Now, Andrew. You got some credit cards?

Now he’s getting frustrated! He wants to see if I have some credit on them.

“No, don’t believe in credit cards. They are for losers”

“So you are not interested in Mike helping you?”

“No thanks”

“What about more traffic, you’d like that?”

“No, not really. Look I’m happy. I don’t need any more help”

“So you don’t feel sorry for me, sitting here not making a sale? I wish I was like you doing what you like, feeling happy but I’m not. I’ve got to ring people up and try and sell them stuff. Will you help me out and buy something from me?”

“Sorry but I don’t need anything from you”

“So what do you suggest I do, Andrew?”

“Do you personally know Mike what’s his name?”

“Mike Filsaime, yes I do”

“Get him to coach you and you’ll be rich”

The phone call ended.

How’d they get my number?

Assuming the guy as genuine, by purchasing one of Mike’s products in the past they got my contact information and then try to sell me the “backend” coaching program.

I don’t know if he knew Mike or not but my advice to anyone who receives such calls is check everything out and don’t dive in and buy straight away.

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2 Responses to The Dreaded Sales Phone Call

  1. Gerlaine October 29, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    Yeah, I don’t like those calls and sometimes I’m just as facetious. And I don’t think that Mike Filasame would even stoop to those types of sales tactics. Even if he did have a call made to you, I don’t think that he would have wanted anyone talking to you like that. But who knows.

    There are people out there that use big names to sell their stuff, but if I didn’t call them or don’t recognize the number I don’t deal with them.

    Lovely post!
    .-= Gerlaine´s last blog ..Cleaning of the Mind | Lifetime Goal Series =-.

    • Andrew Rondeau October 30, 2009 at 12:23 am #


      I almost didn’t answer it! But you just never know when it could be a new client!


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