The show was a little sedate today. My good friend @ChrisRussell went to a meetup and saw a young guy named @GeorgesJanin speak about cold calling. George is a recruiter who teaches a course on cold calling so Chris referred him to me.
The problem was that we discussed the basic cold call and that didn't please my audience which is full of experienced (and jaded) recruiters. And for some reason they just sat there quietly. Only Amy Ala finally chimed in. The others saved their complaints for the aftershow which was very interesting. But why they didn't share their ideas about cold calls during the show, I'll never know.
Another problem was that Georgie was not prepared to recount any war stories of cold calls that went well or awry. The need for examples is something I cannot explain to my guests no matter how hard I try. So, we mostly discussed cold calls in the abstract.
Many callers complained that they don't need someone more junior than they are to teach them about cold calling. But why not? If a young person is a gifted cold caller you can learn something from him or her even if she is only 18.