Phone calls: What's your preference? I recall in Benji's $1,000 gig video he said the call caught him off guard and he "actually answered the phone." I'm guessing Benji rarely answers the phone when he thinks it's a potential gig because he has less time to think about the proposal and what to price and so on because he's on the spot (I could be totally wrong. Benji, you can correct me if you want haha). My question is, do you guys answer the phone when it's a number you don't know? It could be a gig calling. Having a voicemail allows you to dissect it like Benji explained in the video. It was pretty funny, because while I was watching the video someone called me, I answered, and booked a gig for a kid's party for that weekend (at least I think it's pretty funny). But, if I had had the person leave a voicemail, I might have had more time to think about the gig, and maybe get some more money out of it, rather than being put on the spot. At the restaurant where I perform, when people ask me how much I charge I tell them to send me an email because I'm not allowed to discuss other gigs while I'm on the job. This does two things, 1. Shows I'm acting professional by respecting my current employer (and them as well, I wouldn't discuss gigs with other clients while at their event) and gives me time to dissect the proposal when they send me an email because I don't have to have a right then and there response and possibly screw myself over. So what do you guys do with phone calls? Answer and seem like you aren't busy, or get a message to decipher the situation?