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Cold Call Insights

“The most important thing I learned from making a Cold-Call was that the dental assistant I interviewed told me that whatever I wanted to be, I had to work hard, and she told me that when she was in high school, she wanted to become a orthodontist, but sooner in college she realized she loved helping the dentist so she became a dental assistant.”

Gehan, California Connections Academy @ Ripon, The Gateway to Success!

“To not accept failure and to keep moving forward.”

Jimmy, Oliver Wendell Holmes High School, The Future Wonderer Roadtrip. (as hosted by Jimmy.F) (No not Jimmy Fallon)

“The most important thing I learned from making my cold calls is to be prepared and expect anything. Most likely, the first person you call isn't going to be the one and that's okay. Because the feeling you get when you find the one you are going to interview is great.”

Roslynn, Oliver Wendell Holmes High School, Ros's Roadtrip

“to stay calmed and listen and be ready for any given information and to always be on task and respectful during the call”

tashane, Oliver Wendell Holmes High School, Imagination

“Making the Cold-Call , I learned that its not easy. Looking for someone and trying to get a hold of that person was really difficult. Actually talking to the person and setting up the interview was really exciting , knowing the fact that I got out of my comfort zone to call someone and get a interview . Its such a good experience to experience. ”

nancy, Oliver Wendell Holmes High School, Journey To Success

“The most important thing that I learned from making your Cold-Call is that you need to be confident and not be shy. I was a little bit nervous but I did it. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. You need to know what you need to say or else you will stumble or stutter. You should be loud and clear with the person you are talking to so that they will understand what you are trying to say. You should always have a paper with what you will say or memorize what you will say. ”

Kiran, Gateway College Preparatory, Experiencing The World

“The most important thing I learned about making my Cold-Call was before doing a Cold-Call is to make sure you do your research so you know what their career is about. Also you need to speak in a different tone of voice and sound really grateful when they say yes to an interview. ”

Ashlyn, Oliver Wendell Holmes High School, Roadtrip Vibes

“The most important thing that I learned from making my Cold-Calls was don't be so nervous. Once you make that first call its pretty easy. Don't get afraid or scared when you first make the call. ”

Laura, Gateway College and Career Academy , A trip to remember

“Having a relationship with my leader prior to cold calling them made it more comfortable to ask the questions I had.”

Joshua, University of Washington Tacoma, Applying Passion to My Future

“WORK!!! Work for what you want. That's whats important. The more you put forth the effort, the more success you'll have. And you will fail, but use that failure to help shape your success. ”

Abbigail, Roseville High School, AbbisJourneyToSuccess

“The most important things i learned from making cold calls is to be patience and be very respectful to the person you are trying to reach and all people you have to talk to to get to that one person you want to talk to. ”

anthony, Roseville High School, Anthonys trip

“treat everyone you meet and talk to with respect. It is important to recall and keep yourself calm. ”

Evan, Gateway College and Career Academy , The Odyssey of Self-Discovery

“As long as you remain true to who you are when calling people, as well as remain on topic and assertive, you will have a successful cold call. ”

Johnny, San Francisco, Afternoon Tea

“The most important thing i learned during my cold call is it is nerve racking... However once your cold call is all done it is all worth it and you feel a sigh of relief once it is all done. ”

Samantha, Edmeston Central School, Finding My Way Through The Storm

“It is really important to keep a positive attitude no matter what the outcome is and to always be polite to the person you are talking with.”

Lucy, Edmeston Central School, On My Way

“The most important thing is to know what you are saying and be short and concise. If it takes you too long to get to the point you may lose interest from the person you are calling. Also, if you sound rude the person you are calling will not want to carry on a conversation with you. My job over the summer of 2015 included calling local artists to get their updated information for the AIE Catalog. Which required me to write down what I wanted to say before I called so that I could be short and concise. ”

Cayla, Edmeston Central School, Designing my Road of Uncertainty to Success