A Disastrous Start to the Day
I met with an organization for whom I hoped to make several presentations – to get my name known.
I arrived on time, they weren’t ready; they started 15 minutes late with no apologies and didn’t offer me a coffee. Worse – they had not prepared by reading the material I had sent at their request.
I have spent two hours phoning, four ½ days attending current presentations (to get a good idea of their target market), a ½ day attending their downtown workshop – for what?
I couldn’t wait to get out of there and head to my next meeting, but I grabbed a copy of “Enterprise” on the way out. The Vol 11. No.4 September 2009 issue, as it happens.
In there I found SIX articles of compelling interest to ME, and I am who/what counts in this story.
I have written off the first meeting a signaling a dead-end down that avenue, but the magazine was worth the trip.
And yes, my second meeting was with a private-enterprise entrepreneur, and it was the best time of the past month, for me.
On the way home I reflected that if I can’t pull something good out of a bad situation, how can I claim to be truly valuable to any prospect?