Phone message — We are looking for a super low budget publicist.  Call me to talk it over.

Call me crazy, but that is not the way to start a conversation. And the message was left on my answering machine at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday.

How conversations start is a good indication of how the relationship will flow throughout an engagement.

I think I will let this phone call go unreturned, and I wish the caller success in finding the right candidate for this sizzling opportunity.

What would you do?