This is a pet peeve of mine. I admit I screen my calls. If I don’t recognize a number, I don’t take the call. It’s nothing personal, but I can only take so many offers to make Google work better for me, and I don’t need targeted email marketing lists.
If a number is local, I might answer. Or not. But I do respond promptly to voice mail. Assuming you leave one.
I know I’m not alone in this. I know lots of other entrepreneurs who do the same thing. If you’re a telemarketer, keep right on not leaving voice mail. I’ll continue to ignore you.
But if you have legitimate business with me (or anyone) else, leave voice mail. Let us know you’re someone we want to talk to.