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Old 08-24-2019, 06:52 AM   #1
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Default Do people query on weekends?

Just wondering if the weekend is a good time to send queries or do you guys mostly stick to the middle of the week? I feel that queries are more likely to get lost in the shuffle if they are in an inbox among a pile of other mails from the weekend on Monday?
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: Do people query on weekends?

from the various podcasts i've listened to, it seems to vary a lot. some people are picky and some aren't-- they mute their phones after a certain hour and see what comes in the next day.

personally, i'd think Monday mornings are a good time to get them in, so they'll see it when they hit the office. they've probably been reading scripts all weekend and will have their own set of "conversations" they'll have for those reads, if any appealed to them or whether they're their own client's spec.

i'd say Tuesdays through mid morning Thursdays are probably times the have meetings booked for the week.

maybe hitting them up on Thursday afternoon might get you a request for the weekend read.

it's a crapshoot. send it when you can. just remember it's not personal, sometimes the timing will work to your advantage and sometimes it won't. you can't really predict that.

anyway, good luck.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:57 AM   #3
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from the various podcasts i've listened to, it seems to vary a lot. some people are picky and some aren't-- they mute their phones after a certain hour and see what comes in the next day.

personally, i'd think Monday mornings are a good time to get them in, so they'll see it when they hit the office. they've probably been reading scripts all weekend and will have their own set of "conversations" they'll have for those reads, if any appealed to them or whether they're their own client's spec.

i'd say Tuesdays through mid morning Thursdays are probably times the have meetings booked for the week.

maybe hitting them up on Thursday afternoon might get you a request for the weekend read.

it's a crapshoot. send it when you can. just remember it's not personal, sometimes the timing will work to your advantage and sometimes it won't. you can't really predict that.

anyway, good luck.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: Do people query on weekends?

The query that did the most for me I sent on the wkd. At least that’s how I remember it. In general I did 10-12 2-4 LA time. Tried to avoid lunch. Most yes send script to me come quickly or not at all. So I try to catch them when they have woken up and before thinking about going home. Like 3am isn’t as good as 3pm in general. Work week better than weekends. I assume most will find it annoying from non clients. But it’s just email so see what works for you.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:29 AM   #5
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Yeah. Never know till you try!
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:08 AM   #6
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Just to be clear, I started with business hours LA time. Work week. Some people aren't in LA, so knowing that is helpful too.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:11 AM   #7
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Default Re: Do people query on weekends?

I'll play Devils advocate and recommend that you don't do this. On the weekends, people are reading, networking, and trying to have some semblance of a life (especially if they have families). The last thing they probably want is to get bombarded by queries. Best to stick with working hours. i don't think you have any more of an advantage during down times than you do during the week, and you might be at more risk for annoying someone.

Now if you get a rep, you'll likely email or have calls on the weekends. I do with mine all the time.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:14 AM   #8
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Default Re: Do people query on weekends?

IMO...

Monday morning between 7-9

or... better

Saturday morning between 7-9

Maybe Sunday too, but by Sunday they're already looking at their stack of weekend reads.

Consider this: All week they're getting slammed with emails from the business, it's chaos. Those emails don't exist on the weekend. Things quiet down. So you're not competing with that noise.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:21 AM   #9
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Default Re: Do people query on weekends?

doc is 99.9% right. My post wasn't clear.

I was saying YES people do query on wkds, but I WOULD NOT recommend it either even though ironically it worked very well for me once... But I think I only did it once! I don't even know why I did! Oh wait yes, I do, I was feeling good and empowered. I sent query on Sunday, responded in minute, read it that day, offered option. It was crazy. I mean it lead to use getting repped and that producer never did make it, but it was a thrill.... so just pointing out sometimes it works. I guess it was a PRODUCER not a rep though. It was a big producer too, at least to me. Anyway, what could have been... and the pain is back! Yeah!

But I did a lot of things that aren't right and learned.

For instance, I started querying with "so and so agent liked this idea, please read" and 10 emails in the agent said "stop using my name" So I didn't think this through as I was just starting out... now it makes perfect sense and I was an idiot. But at the time, I was too excited.

Back track -- start with normal process of querying Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm time, but I did 10am to 4pm and skipped lunched myself. Also to me Tues, Wed, Thurs were best days to query. I figured too busy on Monday and asleep, and Friday already done.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:39 AM   #10
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Ain't it funny how we all have different approaches. LOL

Whatever works I guess.

I did recently email a big producer on a Saturday morning (I didn't realize it was Sat) and he got back to me 3 minutes later. So...? IDK man...

As for my rep, I almost never email him after 5pm Friday until Monday morning... I figure he's prolly busy with docgonozo. haha!
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