Thursday, December 18, 2008

Meet & talk to people.


In my last 27 years of selling life insurance, I attended countless agency and company meetings. All trainers would tell their agents...to be successful in this career is to see enough people. They applied motivation and inspiration but the bottom line is to see the people and see more people. If it doesn't work, the next easiest way is to offer tempting carrots to the agents. The carrots come in the form of incentives to tickle agents to see more people and to get more sales.

Is logical to gain more sales is to to see more people. This statement is easy spoken and written but how to see people and continue to see people endlessly is the most difficult task. To see people you know is easy but to see strangers is difficult. Is also easy for trainers to instruct agents to see more people but to show an easy way to see more people isn't shown. Perhaps they do not know as well.

I think the right way to see people is first to enjoy seeing people. Are you the type of person who like to talk? Next...to you enjoy talking to entertain your listeners? If you have these two qualities in you, seeing people is as easy as ABC. Most agents fail in our business is because they only know how to talk on the products and services, and do not have the ability to interact to make people like them. Nobody like to listen to your sales. Everyone loves to be entertained and be amused. So if you could make people laugh and have fun out of your talk, seeing people is definitely enjoyable. The only way to learn this art of talking is to practise in the open. Go to the parks or shopping malls, pick any strangers you feel comfortable and just keep talking until they become your friends. I assure you, in no time talking and seeing people are such a wonderful hobby and interest to you. Who knows...you might meet your ideal man or woman while talking there!!

There is a short Chinese phrase spoken- "Have a sweet mouth that talks until birds could come down from the tree". That's how I sweet talk my little darling who flew to me.

13 comments:

cityding said...

Tak kenal, tak cinta.

Have a good day!

Robert Foo said...

Hi Cityding...

I am glad to see you here again. I am sure you can. Thank you for reading my blog.

RL said...

Hi Robert,

True enough that by meeting people, we understand more and appreciate them more. And the relationship becomes more interesting...

Regards,
Red Lavender.

Robert Foo said...

Hi RL,

I have created this blog, if you had not taken the trouble to locate me...our relationship as good friends won't have being this interesting too. Right?

Anonymous said...

Hi, naughter brother, long time never talk 2 u bcos dunno how 2 talk.U r so good in talking until i also feel shy 2 talk. But..... today I see u talking something which is familiar ( ha...ha),is that the sentence i wrote weeks ago ? Thanks 4 remembering it!
Your playful sister, Pearl.

Robert Foo said...

Hi sister Pearl,

I never forget good things given..be they in words or thoughts, I will treasure them for life. More so from special friends...like you. The next time we meet...u talk and I listen. Deal??

Anonymous said...

If i talk rubbish, u wanna listen ? I think i better listen to your talk .I wann make a lot of money, but how ? I am not as smart as u lor.
From playful sister pearl ( or lipstick ?)

Robert Foo said...

Hi Sister Pearl..

Rubbish can be recycled and make useful again. Tell you frankly..I talk sense nobody listens but when I talk rubbish...all ears would be on me. Never mind...even u talk rubbish, I promise...I will listen. Deal???

Anonymous said...

Ha....Ha....Wat u say is true,but when i talk rubbish , got ppl describe it as " hyprocrite " wor!Mau be u r intelligent enough to deal with different macam of ppl but not myself le.When they pass d comment, I feel hurt oh,bcoz I very clear that I am not d type.It is amusing to talk to u.When ppl describe u as " ham sap ", I also feel bad 4 u le.

regards from ur. playful sister , pearl.

Anonymous said...

hi, brother, forget 2 tell u that u can cheat a bird down from a tree, but I can only frighten the birds away yo!

sister Pearl

Robert Foo said...

Hi Sister Pearl..

I know... I can't please everyone but there are also many who appreciated me...like you who took time and pain to write to me now.

Personal confidence is important in oneself...meaning...I live for myself and not bother how others think bad about me. After all...those who degraded me...never paid me a cent either. So why shd I be bother. I be more happier to see those who admire and love me. For your info...I have many2 admirers who like to see my braveness and playfulness at my age.

Regarding the birds...forget to tell u too...there were many birds up there but I also frighten all the birds...except one who flew into my arm. It took me time and patience to do it my sister.

Nice to chat with you here and hope to see you around more often. Ok?

Anonymous said...

No problem, it is nice 2 talk 2 u too.I always receive encouragement n appreciation from u. It is true that we live 4 ourselves n dont bother wat ppl talk bad abt us.Have a nice day. sister Pearl

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