03-15-2017 09:18 AM
At my first appointment with a new sales prospect Monday morning, I had a unique experience:
I showed up 15 minutes early for my 10am appointment. I asked for Ms. X at the front desk. The receptionist looked visibly uncomfortable and called someone to come to the front. "He's here to meet with X" she said... He looked like he'd seen a ghost and quickly walked out of the room as he dialed someone on his phone.
What was going on? Apparently my contact was fired right before I got there.
Instead of sending me home they asked me to meet with someone that reported to X. Call me crazy, but I don't see this one going anywhere...
03-16-2017 11:27 AM
A guy in my office had me beat. A few years ago he called to confirm an appointment after flying overseas and was told that his contact had died the week prior. Not sure if it was a brush off or unfortunate coincidence...