Wondering where I’ve been?
I’ve been selling. Or at least trying.
So I started work at a marketing firm just outside of Downtown St. Louis. I went in with a year’s worth of eager interest in promotions and advertising. They threw me into the selling pit. Entry-level sales.
But what I’ve been realizing is that my department is revered. At least, within our company.
To some of the clients or prospects I reach, I am just calling off a list and they expect the worst of me. I feel the guard go up through the phone when I tell them where I am from. But I what I want to spit out before that guard goes up is, “Hey, no worries! I read The Go Giver, and I have product passion, and I just want to help people.”
Because I do believe that selling was not meant to be a 5 second payment process. My role is education, and expertise, and passion, and product knowledge, and service, and sympathy, and being your therapist when you want to let off a little steam about your frustration with the lack of responses you get from your website.
And that is an art we should keep alive.