So, I got a call from one of the managers at my new job and found out that I was the top seller in the office with over $1000 in sales. That means I've hit my first promotion already and they're looking to see how I'm going to be ending what they call the fast start competition. Thing is, I have one person who has agreed to an appointment. The three that I had, they didn't really give me many referrals. And the referrals that I've got haven't answered the phone. The family that I talked to about setting up an appointment hasn't followed through (though I have to check my email since one has to do this over email anyway) and the other family member completely ignored me (which was awesome, yeah, since I knew he had his phone since he was texting my mom when I was texting him).
So, I don't know how this is going to go. My stepdad still wants to see the hunting knives and my mom said that his sister sounded interested (and she's looking for her own place so she'll need kitchen stuff, I figure) and starrydreaming
said yes to an appointment (because she's awesome and knows that I get base pay for even having an appointment) but everyone else is pretty much avoiding setting a time up or they want prices first and don't care when I say that that comes during the appointment.
I'm frustrated since I can do demos over the phone using the internet and people can get things that way but that doesn't mean much when calls aren't being answered, etc. We're only allowed to advertise a certain way (like no taking out a billboard but I can make fliers and business cards, etc.) so I might give that a shot because this? This isn't working.
Wish me luck on getting more names or at least getting some people to actually agree to either a phone demo (it's watching videos, that's not even hard, darn it!) or a demo in person.
To top it off, we've got a team meeting tonight and I'm sick. These team meetings last 3 hours because the last part of them is usually getting on our phones and calling people about appointments. I'm hoping with the fact that I'm losing my voice that I can get out of there a bit early. Heck, maybe there's someone out there that needs to buy a gift for someone that's, I don't know, getting their own place or getting married or something. I can hope, right?
So, yeah, wish me luck, cross your fingers and all that!