Lets get one thing clear in all of our minds. A call back is not the same as a follow up. A follow up is for after you perform at a place and want to say thanks, or after you send out a resume, things like that. A Call back is used when you meet someone make a quick connection and then they say “Hey that’s awesome no time to get into it now but call my office Thursday at 4 pm”
OK got it now? Good. So what do you do with that information. Well first off you need to remember it and be punctual otherwise you just wasted a big opportunity to show someone which can help you that you are a professional. Before you call though there are quite a number of things that you can do to increase your chances of being impressive rather than just a sad sad little trooper all alone in the world. Research the person or the company so you have some idea of where they are coming from, that way you can tailor your pitch to them specifically rather than talking in broad strokes. Again be on time for your call, and don’t forget they told you to call them, so they are already interested. Don’t bore them rehashing what got you the call in the first place.
The information you are going to be giving to them will be varied depending on who it is you have the call back with and how you got it in the first place. We can go over some quick things but the possibilities are pretty endless so. Know your topic of discussion, know who your talking to, know what benefit you have to each other and be professional. If you can do those things you will be working with them much quicker than you think.
So be sure of who you are, what you do and take pride in doing it and you too could be making callbacks soon. Now if you will excuse me I have a callback to make.