I Confess: I Lied
Many of you may know that my faith and values are important to me. Reluctantly, I must share that I've done something I normally don't do. I lied.
In addition to publishing FreePromoTips.com, I’m a distributor. These days, I focus on my key accounts and referrals. In the past, I was very active in our local business scene. Through the years, networking has been a big part of growing my business.
Recently, a friend asked me to help with a chamber networking event at a very cool venue not in my community. It has been a while since I have done something like this, but being of service is seemingly in my DNA. I was happy to help and went with a business-building mindset. You never know who you might meet at an event like this.
Everyone has a different style of connecting at such gatherings, but some of the intro lines took me by surprise. One man asked me “What do you enjoy doing?” Catching me off guard, I almost jokingly replied, “Long walks on the beach, a candlelit dinner and soft music.” Instead, I fumbled through an acceptable answer that led to a conversation about motorcycles.
Another one that threw me was, “How do you like to shop?” That was a thought-provoking question. My wife works with an amazing business, The Grocery Game, and is a superstar shopper. Two days before, she had bought a pizza, salad and buns at our market for nothing. Typically, we save 50 to 60 percent on groceries and I shared that, but free is pretty good.
I wasn’t sure what would come next, but the question was, “How do you buy consumables, like soap?” Here again, I had an answer, explaining the way The Grocery Game works is by matching coupons with the items on the sale item list they prepare. This enables us to save big money on laundry soap, toothpaste and “consumables.” That’s the truth. It’s simple. Come to find out, this lady wanted to sell me home delivery of soap and other stuff that I believe was a multi-level marketing program. My solid answer saved me from a further textbook marketing pitch.