I've been reading posts on this because I feel the first call can be the most problematic part of the game. I've lost some really quality number closes by doing two calls with no responses. At this point, I felt that I had to put them on the back burner because a third call is a ship-sinking DLV. At this point, I think the best message is the shortest :
Hi (HB), this is (Pua). Call me.
Hey HB, its fuzz. Called to say hi. Ill call you back some other time.
Hey HB, its fuzz. Called to say hi. Give me a call when you can.
It is paired down to: Identification + name + command, with no fluff. I feel any fluff is somewhat DLV. Anything funny or tricky can easily go wrong. The point of leaving the first message is to get a callback, so do this as directly and confidently as possible while eliminating the problematic variables. Of course, getting an answer is better. Drawing the "call again" card of going straight to voicemail (no call log; don't leave a messge) is better too. Getting sent to voicemail after a few rings can be a bad sign, but with the shortest message, any of your annoyance in your voice will probably be unnoticed. Fuzz's first message may be the best because it keeps the ball in your court. Guys have the power of when to make the first call, but most Puas call within 48 hrs. This gives the girl the power of holding off on the callback, which they may want to manipulate, especially if they feel like they fell for your game too much.
Is this sound? I'm looking for an easy way to improve this part of the game.
In the event of a no callback, how long to you wait to call again? Should you text instead of risking a double no callback? Should you only text until calling is really necessary? For example, establish the day 2 with text and only call to work out the details? Maybe I am overthinking this, but I see leaving messages more as a risk of blowing it rather than an opportunity to build more attraction.