COVID19 Remote Working Day One Hundred and Twenty-Six of Selling Copiers
It's 10:24 PM with a cool breeze blowing in from the Ocean tonight. After a frustrating four day work week I finally packed it in about 5:30PM tonight.
It had been a long week of phone calls, emails, inmails and texts. I was able to get docs for a small A4 black device late today. I'm hoping that will be the order that opens the flood gates with my 25 plus opportunities.
I'm going to get a little off the rails here for a bit. Why do so many peeps in our industry refer to MFP's that only print black as "black & white"? When the heck did "white" ever work it's way into our language? It's either a color MFP or a black MFP right? I prefer to use monochrome however that's really not the right definition either since monochrome could mean any single color.
To make sure I'm correct I got this off wikipedia.
"A monochromic image is composed of one color. The term monochrome comes from the Ancient Greek: μονόχρωμος, romanized: monochromos, lit. 'having one color'. A monochromatic object or image reflects colors in shades of limited colors or hues. Images using only shades of grey are called grayscale or black-and-white."
The time before color copiers became available we just called them copiers.
I was not intending to write this blog tonight. I was spent for the week and needed to relax and not think about work for a couple of days. I had a final push at the end of the day to make sure I was ready for Monday,
It was about 10PM when I checked my phone for emails. I run a series of alerts with Google so that I receive the latest and greatest news for our industry. Checked the gmail and there was nothing worthy to post and I then checked my corp. email just to clear out any junk.
The other day I mentioned in one of my blogs is that as long as you work hard you never know what tomorrow will bring you. I can't tell you enough how true that is because there was one email that came in at 8:16PM.
Seems one of the phone calls and emails (after I call and get a voice mail I always send an email) to an existing account. My email forwarded to another person in that organization.
This person wants to meet with me next week and see what we can offer in the way of copiers for their 14 locations in the US. Now that's a pretty fraking big opportunity! Yes, I'm sure there will be competition, and yes it's not a deal yet. However we need to be in it to win it. My email went out a few minutes later asking what time is good for that day next week,
Thus for many of you that are going through the ups and downs in this new normal like I am. Anything can happen at any time as long we we put in the effort. We just need to put the effort in on a daily basis.