You all know it is good to start a meeting with an ice-break putting a customer and ourselves at ease. How long it takes may differ by cultures.
Yesterday when I was traveling home by train two young guys who seemingly finished their shift in a factory sat down next to me. I was wearing a suit.
Many times I have heard that somebody knows this director, that company owner, that celebrity etc. At interviews, many sales people sell them-selves through declaring they have a huge network of contact (as it is written as a requirement in the ads).
I almost never drink a beer. If ever I do a non-alcoholic #birrel.
Technology changes today’s world, our lives and sales, too. Very soon there will be no need to use a sales guy to find out how many cokes does a fuel station need to order. This position won’t be even called with a word “sales” and will be done by drone or an app.
Look at the picture. This is exactly how a potential customer, Your colleague, friend or anybody expecting You feels when You are not there on time.