Don’t you just hate some places? I hate the car park near Stanway School. I volunteer at the school as a Mentor.
This means I go in once a month and meet a very nice lad who is having a bit of trouble keeping up with his schoolwork – and I must not be late.
If you mustn’t be late, you have to be early and son once a month I end up with time on my hands.
What do you do if you’re a Network Marketer with time on your hands? Well, I reach for my prize draw forms of course.
The trouble is there just aren’t enough people in the car park and they all tend to be the wrong type. But I’ve worked out that each time somebody says “No” to me it’s worth £50 so what do I care if they’re the wrong type…
But that only took care of 15 minutes, so in between my Mentoring and my Clarinet lesson, I headed for my favourite spot in Ipswich. You can see the stats below. But what they don’t tell you is the full story of the appointment.
This was a lady who refused to give me her name and address. Now there was a time when I would have tried to persuade her. But actually you only need a name and address if you get an appointment. What you really want is the answers to the questions on the form – so why bother with the preliminaries?
I asked the questions, I told her what it was all about. We made an appointment and only then did I ask her name and address – which, of course, she was now happy to give me.
And then she said: “Can I ask my neighbour round too?”
- Of course.
“And my daughter?”
- The more the merrier!
“We’ll have a party!”
And lastly, when I got home the phone was ringing: A telesales call about Solar panels. She said her name was Charley.
“Hello Charley,” I said. “How are you today?”
- I’m fine thank you – and do you know you’re the first person who’s asked me that.
“Really? And how many calls have you made today?”
- Must be a hundred – more than a hundred.
“What’s it like making all those calls to people who don’t want to talk to you?”
- A bit miserable actually. You feel really drained by the end of the day.”
“Well I hope they pay you well.”
- Not really.
“Is that so? Listen Charley, I’m always on the lookout for bright people who are good on the telephone. Would you be in the market for some extra money?”
Don’t you just love this business!
|10.05.12||1150 -1152||Stanway car park||2||1|
|1152 – 1155||3 5)|
|1152- 1156||4 (9)||3 (4)|
|1325 – 1331||6 (15)|
|1331 – 1342||Ipswich||11 (26)||26||Yes|
|1342 -1348||6 (32)||1 (27)|
Total for May: Prize Draw: 2 hr 41 mins. Customers: 1. Distributors 1.