Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quotes #91 and 92, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?
Here goes blog quotes #91 and 92....

"I was brought up to believe the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of the acccurate information in the world."
-Margaret Mead-
"Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit. "
-Edward R Murrow-

This is a part 2 that started with Mead's quote, which lead me to talking about telling the truth in business, which lead me to Murrow's quote.

My whole point is I wish people would just say what they mean; IN A POLITE and COURTEOUS MANNER. If your not interested in doing business because of need/ want of my product with me, thats fine, just say so. It' ll save lots of wasted time in the sales process for the both of us over the next 6 months. If you can't deal with me because your cousin is in the business, no problemo. It wont hurt my feelings.

If your just not interested for whatever reason, just call or voicemail or snail mail or email. With technology, there are plenty of easy ways to communicate. The 'ignore and hope I go away' strategy isn't professional. I'm a persistent one, but not a 'bugger'. I will follow up properly until it is no longer warranted. Studies show most sales take place AFTER 6-8 contacts, thus the reason for the persistence. Most salespeople quit after only 3 or even 2. Would you believe many give up after only 1 contact?

Rememer this:: When you hear someone say "that guy is a pain in the ____", its likely the person calling him a pain has not communicated properly, and with truth and kindness, to the 'pain'. He may just be following up for the 6 or 8th time? HMMM

That's my view....... What say YOU?


Anonymous said...

Very interesting. I would much rather be shot a bucket-full of brutal honesty than to try and wade my way through a pile of BS! In business, even MORE so. I find the direct approach always works, and if someone's feelings get hurt along the way, then it is they who need to change their outlook. Not everything in life needs to be taken personally!


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