Sometimes calling high (meeting with CIOs), works out and you get the deal. Other times they make you feel stupid and treat you like dirt. When this happens, remember:
- You are a profit center (if you are in sales), they are a cost center – overhead
- You get paid on commission, generally commensurate with the work you put in
- They are reliant on circumstances largely out of their reach, to make their bonus
- If they display this type of inhumanity toward you as a sales rep, they probably have a handful of friends that only stay around for the perks.
Present your best face, constantly be a source of enthusiasm, and demonstrate genuine gratefulness for the position you hold, your mission to help others make wise buying decisions, and the opportunity for character development.
© David Stelzl, 2010