I got the name from a CNW press release , made the phone call, and within 2m35s was hanging up having secured an appointment.
I have nothing to sell, except my self, and there’s a potential contact like this every day, so why do I feel pressured?
My idea is to sit and chat about our respective businesses for 15 minutes, 30 if I’m lucky.
I have a set of about 5 conversational points that I can develop, but I rely on my attributes (fast-mind, vast experience) to parlay any enquiry into a discussion about me.
And I trust myself.
I maintain that I’m good at solving problems, making estimates, setting boundaries and so on. The computing is a small part of it (but it’s where people see the payoff).
If I’m not comfortable with being adaptable and confident, then I have no business there.
So off I go.
It’s a trip downtown, a great opportunity to expand my business down the road, and what’s the worst that can happen?
I can learn from a mistake!