So here it is. Pushy sales people really get my back up.
I’m in sales. Sales and marketing to be exact. Or sometimes I prefer to label it ‘building relationships’. The labelling and the terminology of what I do depends on the nature of the conversation and the needs of the person I am talking to.
Over the years I’ve worked out what brings in leads, what builds relationships and to certain extent what helps people to achieve their needs and desires – this is a forever moving beast, but I’m pretty much there.
What really annoys me is when people who are clearly passionate about something and their role is to sell it, forget all the rules of building rapport. They charge ‘head on in’ and tell you ‘why’ you should buy the product. Listing all the benefits and features, but forgetting one simple piece of the equation. Asking me what I need, and listening to that. (more…)
Poetry slam. “What on earth is that?” I thought to myself when I got an invite to the finals in London last weekend. Not knowing what it was, but guessing it was something about poetry, I decided to go because it is something I have never done before.
Exploring new things. Wow, what a great night.
For those of you who don’t know, a poetry slam is an event where poets showcase their talents and compete for the title of National Poetry Champion. They have to speak for 3 and a half minutes or less and ‘wow’ the audience with their words. The audience then cheer and have representatives who vote based on their judgment and the applause of the audience. (more…)
Happiness is different for everyone, it may cross over with your friends’ description of their happiness, but I believe that you are in control of your own happiness. After all how can you live someone else’s. You spend 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and the rest of your life with YOU, no one else. So really, your happiness is the most important thing, right?
Happiness is a journey. Everyone is on their own little journey of life, some are further along than others in their careers, their spiritual development or in their personal relationships. But you know what? We compare ourselves too much. We want to be as happy in their love life as ‘that couple cuddling by the fountain in Italy. We will only be happy if we own those Diesel skinny jeans that ‘Jo’ was wearing last week. (more…)