Real Life Sales Examples – Seafood

I’ve just finished a trip to Bintan Island with my girlfriend. (And we managed to survive!) Not only was it good for helping me progress towards my goals of travelling more but I felt like I learnt some valuable lessons¬†with the trip as well.

The first is that beef bacon is terrible. It just doesn’t have the right texture or taste. I’d even take turkey bacon over beef bacon. I need to reconsider if I could live in a muslim country based on this learning.

More seriously I saw some interesting examples of sales tactics. The first was at a Cui Yong Kelong. There were so many steps to this sales process. Continue reading Real Life Sales Examples – Seafood

Corporate Buzzword: The perception of you is…

A certain manager at my office has introduced a number of new corporate buzzwords and my favourite at the moment is “The perception of you is…”.

Let’s analyse this a little:

  • I’m not willing to tell you directly what I think of your performance
  • I’m trying to soften the blow and make it seem less personal
  • I’m trying to set goals for you without taking ownership of those goals
  • I’m not willing to make this a two-way conversation where I am also a part of the success or failure in that perception
  • I don’t want to make this a two-way conversation about your perception of me

Continue reading Corporate Buzzword: The perception of you is…