WTF eleven days! Another late night issue for me again. It's sometime after 10PM, thus this will be another short blog again.
Today our dealership had a TEAMS meeting set for 11AM. The plan was to lay out the strategy for the next 30 days or so. Yes, it seems like another 30 days of remote working is in order. I am also very thankful for that, because at least I have the ability to produce. I can't go over the details because it just doesn't make good business sense with competitors reading this blog.
What I can tell you is that I'm excited and pumped to get going. Tomorrow starts a new path and a new future! I'm ready and raring to GO.
Since I wasn't sure what our marching orders were before 11AM I sent a few additional emails and arranged some contacts for later in the day.
By 12PM I had my working lunch chat with Greg Walters. We had almost 80 peeps sign on for our 55 minute chat. I tell you the format is awesome, just Greg and I chatting about what we've heard, what we've seen and what we've done. Towards the end of the call we've open the mics to two peeps. One was Martin Hofman from VZ Industries in the Netherlands and the operator of The Copier Solution Shop (sponsor). The Copier Solution Shop offers dealers the ability to purchase copier cabinets, paper tray locks and a host of other accessories that will allow your copier to be different. Please make sure you check them out. Martin gave us an overview of what the market is like in the Netherlands with Covid19. Sometimes we're so stuck in our own world we're not seeing the ramifications in other parts of the world. Thanx Martin
Our second mic opening was to Deon Beshof in South Africa. Deon also provided insight to what's happening in his area but also enlightened us with some info regarding AI and what's coming down the road. Special thanx to Deon also!
We have any another one planned for next week, stay tuned for details. We'll also be opening up the mic to other peeps here in the US to get a better understanding of what's working and what's not. It should be another great episode!
I'm not going to bore you with the rest of my day, because there wasn't much to it besides a couple more TEAMS meeting. What I can tell you is that the SHOCK & AWE of Covid19 is OVER. For the time being this is our new normal.
We owe it to ourselves to start getting creative and start selling. You could say it's our duty, and on the other hand it's the duty of our clients to buy (I got that from Greg). If anything is going to save the economy it's going to start with us and our clients.
Like I said this is a short one, I'll be back tomorrow.