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2x startup Founder & CEO who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. His first company, BuildOnline was sold in 2005, his second, Koral was acquired by and became known as Salesforce Content, while Mark served as VP Product Management. In 2007 Mark joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner.  He focuses on early-stage technology companies, usually looking at Series A investment, and blogs at the aptly titled Both Sides of the Table.

2 responses to “How To Make an Important Phone Call Effectively”

  1. Anna Hill

    Thank you so much for this wonderful information. All the tips given here in this blog is very much helpful during making the calls.

  2. John Sullivan (@sullivanjohn78)

    Yes I like the article. I have some different view on it. First you need to decide a specific time to make you phone call then you should have calendar and a pen with you.Gather all important information and resources before making your call.Have the number to call the name of the person you need to speak to,have all of your personal info at hand like calendar, Full name, Address and Phone number and email.Write down your talking points. I mean not everything but just an idea or point related to your topic. You can also make note of nay questions you need to ask.If you feel nervous then take a moment to visualize the conversation on your mind. You can also practice in front of mirror. This will increase your confidence. After that place the phone call.When you are finishing the call , take time to thanks the person and reiterate the important information.One thing you should focus is to be clear and to the point.