It\’s A Definite Maybe!
I have done this on numerous occasions and it does work. It just means having the nerve to do it. If you do nothing you will get nothing and, you cannot lose a sale you haven\’t got so…
I sent an email proposal confirming a conversation and received this reply..
—– Original Message —–
From: XXXXXXXXXXXXX To: DAVID MOORE Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 5:30 PM Subject: RE: TMC Training
Thanks for coming to see us and presenting a keynote to some of our staff. They found it very interesting and are still talking about it. However, I’ve discussed this with our directors. Unfortunately we don’t have that kind of budget and are unable to pay for Training Programs of this stature. Please let me know if there is something that we can do together which doesn’t require payment.
How many would have filed that one in the bin? This is my response…
From: DAVID MOORE To: XXXXXXXXXX Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 8:37 PM Subject: RE: TMC Training
It was good to meet you and the other Directors and your people really enjoyed our presentation from the feedback I received at the time. In answer to your question…yes, there are many things that you can do which do not require payment.
Comb your hair Walk around the streets Sing Watch TV (if it is paid for, otherwise use someone elses) Perform the second act of Hamlet (or some other favourite) in the privacy of your home Whistle Jump up and down Smile at strangers Read a newspaper you have found Stroke a dog Kick a ball Kick a dog Play on the swings in the park Wave at someone Leap out in front of oncoming traffic Sweep a floor Listen to music Point at random things Do the hokey cokey Rearrange the furniture (do not turn on the light) Sweat Receive a phone call Hope Open an umbrella Close an umbrella Admire a painting Sniff a flower Steal something Swim Trip over something Make shapes out of clouds Stand on one leg Cut your own hair Run Listen to things Blow your nose Give up smoking Give up drinking Give up Get undressed Go to bed Get up in the morning Do it all again
The list is virtually endless. Please have a laugh and feel free to add your own ideas and pass it on.
Unfortunately…NONE of those things will increase the your business like a training program from my company will!
If your directors see that by speculating they will accumulate massive rewards, like many other companies have done, then let me know and we will see what we can do.
I then get this
From: XXXXXXXXXXXXX To: DAVID MOORE Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 9:30 AM Subject: RE: TMC Training
Hi David Thanks for your email. It was funny and I showed it to my VP of Marketing. Now my Director thinks that we should be working with you!!
You are right, it is a question of spending money to get money back and I must admit that I didn’t see it that way. I have tried to call you but your lines are engaged. Please call me and so we can tie up the loose ends.
Kind regards (Name)
Having the balls to tell it like it is…Priceless