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Reduce the Flow of Unwanted Communications

By: Dr. Donald E. Wetmore

Getting unwanted communications can be a serious time waster. The best way to deal with a problem is to never have it. Below, are two sources to help reduce unwanted direct mail and unwanted telephone calls so you won’t have to deal with them in the first place. If you save just 10 minutes a day from this, you will save over 60 hours in the next year.

Unwanted mail:

You can contact the Direct Marketing Association at:

The Direct Marketing Association
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-6700

Phone: (212) 768-7277
Fax: (212) 302-6714


**Quickest way: Mail Preference Service:
You’ll be registered for five years and this will reduce about 75% of unwanted direct mail as their members are notified to not send stuff to you. Free service

Unwanted Phone Calls:

“Private Citizen” will put your name on a “do not call” list. They claim to have 1,500 telemarketing firm members. There’s a $20 fee for this service. Call: (800) 288-5865.

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Dr. Donald E. Wetmore

Certified Executive Coach, Consultant and Trainer
Author, “Organizing Your Life” and “The Productivity Handbook”
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