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Old 11-17-2012, 12:17 PM   #21
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I was told a long time ago that it's not about the script you are sending but more about the next script and the one after that. It's really about building a relationship and opening a door that wasn't open before and keeping that door open.
I heard this too.

It's not really true. Reps want to sign clients who already have a script they can sell. Developing someone who is capable of writing a salable script, but doesn't have one yet, requires a large expenditure of time and energy.

The script that matters most is the one that you're sending them NOW.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:55 AM   #22
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So do you send another follow-up e-mail after that month has passed? That's the position I'm in now (already sent one follow-up e-mail, was told they hadn't gotten to it yet - that was two weeks ago)...
I hear you! I'm in the same boat. It makes you appreciate the "not for me"-'s, at least then you have an answer! It's a mystery to me. I feel like such an idgit following up, but then I get such nice replies that I keep doing it.

One gave me an approximate date to follow up on, that date has passed, so I'm following up next week. One said I should hear back at the end of the month after writing a long paragraph apologizing for the delay. Another hasn't replied to my first follow up, even though they're the ones who requested that I upload my script via their website. I guess I won't follow up again with them. I think if you don't hear back, don't worry about it so much, and concentrate on your other irons in the fire -- thinking up new concepts, writing, re-writing, etc.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:27 PM   #23
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If a company doesn't reply to a follow-up email, then it's as good as dead, right?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #24
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John August said it best, "Anything other than an actual, specific 'Yes!' is a 'no."
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #25
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John August said it best, "Anything other than an actual, specific 'Yes!' is a 'no."
Well, I'm the OP here, and after not hearing back on my check-in with a manager at a very reputable company for two months, I figured what the hell and wrote him again. He wrote back instantly "Sorry it's been a while and I still haven't read it! But I promise to soon. Thanks for checking in."

So you really just never know. And there's nothing to lose.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #26
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Well, I'm the OP here, and after not hearing back on my check-in with a manager at a very reputable company for two months, I figured what the hell and wrote him again. He wrote back instantly "Sorry it's been a while and I still haven't read it! But I promise to soon. Thanks for checking in."

So you really just never know. And there's nothing to lose.
The Brothers Gibb said it best: "Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin alive, stayin alive!"
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:47 PM   #27
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Well, I'm the OP here, and after not hearing back on my check-in with a manager at a very reputable company for two months, I figured what the hell and wrote him again. He wrote back instantly "Sorry it's been a while and I still haven't read it! But I promise to soon. Thanks for checking in."

So you really just never know. And there's nothing to lose.
Awesome.

The way I see it, as long as you don't come across as weird or needy, it's quite possible that potential reps will actually appreciate you being assertive. It demonstrates ambition, which is a necessary attribute in this business.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #28
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Just wanted to update this! After two check-ins with a manager at a big management firm, he got back to me at the beginning of the week with a great email. He passed on the script I had sent, but told me his door will always be open to me and to email him when my next project is ready. So I consider this a success. And who knows, if I wouldn't have checked in, this may never had happened.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:04 AM   #29
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Just wanted to update this! After two check-ins with a manager at a big management firm, he got back to me at the beginning of the week with a great email. He passed on the script I had sent, but told me his door will always be open to me and to email him when my next project is ready. So I consider this a success. And who knows, if I wouldn't have checked in, this may never had happened.
That's great! I like how it ended with an open door.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #30
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I had the same thing happen to me recently. Sent something out to a big management company. Didn't hear anything back for awhile, checked in--they got around to reading it. They passed, but wanted to see more scripts in the future.
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