I thought this would be appropriate to start off today's blog
Another closing day and I ain't got no orders
I got some opportunities 'cause i just made some calls
How I wish I had someone to sell to
I'm in an awful way
Right, so juiced up the lyrics a bit from the Sam Cookes rendition of "Another Saturday Night". My personal favorite is Cat Stevens version. If any one else would like to fill in the rest of the lyrics, then have at it. Could be a fun exercise for everyone!
It was another day of very few press releases for the copier channel and the IT channel. Never have I seen it this slow for press releases. Guess it's a good thing that I'm writing a daily blog.
While I'm writing this blog the song that came on after "Another Saturday Night" is "Somewhere over the Rainbow" with "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole on his ukulele. Kinda hits home with my feelings right now and the thought that sometime soon the storm will pass, the rainbow will appear and we'll be out of this mess.
Today was a record.....for emails sent. I pumped in 91 of them! I need to check my eventbright to see if I snagged any registrations. I did receive two emails back with a confirmation. But I'll check in the AM to see where I landed.
I also had one appointment for later in the day, however that cancelled. My $35K is still in the weeds at this time. I did hear back from the CFO late yesterday and the finance meeting did not come off. I was told that she would reach out today to the DM's. Thus I let the ball travel today. Letting the ball travel is a baseball term which reminds hitters to wait a little longer before they swing so they can make better contact or even yet hot a home run!
Tomorrow marks the end of the month for me. I be be assured of two things, one I bust my quota for the month or I don't. Kinda dis-heartening but what hasn't been lately, if the deal doesn't go tomorrow the next best thing is a stall and it moves to May. I don't have any more moves to make, it's down to getting a the decision. Whatever way it goes I'll look at the brighter side to the month and it was the ability to put myself into the position to win against overwhelming odds. Another day another dollar.....
II was able to pull off one appointment today with a wide format account, and developed another opportunity that may have a chance for May.
Here's a little tip that I've learned about emailing clients or prospects. Never ever ask more than one question and make sure you put that question at the end of the email. I can't tell you how many times I ask multiple questions in an email and they go unanswered. In addition if I put the question towards the start of the email they usually get unanswered also. Thus I have learned to only as that one question, even if I have more questions I will save them for the next email. Just something I've found that works.
Tomorrow, tomorrow, the sun will come out tomorrow, just thinking about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs and sorrows. Let's GO TOMORROW!