I guess my response was directed more toward the "show me what you've got and maybe I'll give you the order" way of thinking. I am against that as a business development approach. Usually in those cases they are not interested in your service - but wouldn't mind taking a look at a resume for whatever reason.
Regarding scheduling, etc. I have never had a client call without it being scheduled first. I just think it eliminates all the "Hey - what is the guys number?" type stuff. I don't always have every candidate with me and some times you'll get a message or something when you're out of the office and want to connect the two right away if possible. If the client has the number already it makes our job just a little easier.
This is sad. Pam and I are not in complete agreement on something. I'm shutting down early today.......... :)