Monday, October 27, 2008

Networking...

How the hell do people do it? Most of my friends in the business world just "network" all the time, constantly getting contacts, phoning, writing mails to unknown people, etc. Like drinking water. Its nothing to them....

and me?

Hello,

My name is waffy...and then what????????

11 comments:

geisha.song. said...

well, doesn't it matter what you're 'selling'?

and is that kind of like marketing, or just meeting people in general?

Naapali said...

My name is waffy...and then what????????
- I am calling to inform you you have inherited $15,000,000 awaiting you in the Central Bank of Nigeria. All I need is your account details to effect the transfer.

Doja said...

I am not into all that networking thing.I am not too keen on people...most times.

Waffarian said...

Me self I no know. I have recently met so many people that just give me numbers or mail adds and say "you should call so and so, he'd love your work, or i know someone who will just love you" etc, etc.... and then i am left biting my nails...

naijalines said...

I would echo Doja's thoughts on this one. The older I get the more I just can't be bothered with 'people'. Too much hard work, too much BS. Especially when it is unchattered territory...Imagine all the assumptions and uncertainties you'd have to wade through to decide if it's worth your while or not. Eugh!

Ms. Catwalq said...

Naapali, you are a goat.

Waffy don't listen to him. Say simply, "My name is Waffy and I am a writer. I understand you work with writers? I wonder if you wouldn't mind taking a look at some samples of my work" (if you want to sell your work)

or
"My name is Waffy, and I am a writer. What do you do?" (if you are trying to get to know them)

Then
Send the cheque for my consulting fees in the mail....I know where you live.

Please can you elaborate on the Elendu guy? I refuse to believe it

miz-cynic said...

yes i feel tht way sometimes,truely , we all do.but sometimes it just might be the only way of having contacts especially if ur an entrepreneur. u just have to shift out the shaft, thts all.

Standtall said...

Ah, You are Waffy, the greatest

R.E.II said...

I love this post waffy girl

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I thought it was just be. I have recently come to the conclusion that I am terribly shy. Or terribly boring.

Ide.

Longsufferer said...

Madam,
seriously as an experienced sales person....all you have to say is My name is Waffy and I got ur contacts from so so and so..please find attached my work.......FINISH
and your work will sell you....

ciao....hope u cool?