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#7: Showing up late for an event when you were supposed to bring something.
I love putting on events—be they fishing tournaments, seminars, mixers, or cookouts. But one thing I’ve learned through experience is if there is something I absolutely need in order for the event to go off without a hitch, I need to make sure I bring it myself.
Years ago, our… Read More
#8: Inviting someone over tentatively and never confirming your plans
My wife and I used to be very close friends with another couple. We socialized with them at movies, parties, and general get-togethers. However, one problem we faced was that we couldn’t always depend on them. If they said they would show up for a party or event, we were never really sure if they would actually show.
In one particular instance… Read More
#9 Offer to pick someone up and then come late or not at all.
I’m sure most of us have noticed lately, it seems like you can’t count on anyone to follow up to do what they say they’re going to do. This is an especially big problem if you are waiting for somebody else to pick you up and drive you someplace. It could be to the doctor’s office. It could be to a job interview. It could be to get you to work. Regardless of your destination, if the person has committed to bringing you someplace does not arrive, it creates massive problems for both of you.
It’s not unusual for… Read More
#10 Promising to finish a quote and missing the salesperson’s deadline.
In this day and age, it’s virtually impossible to convince a new customer that’s already working with one of your competitors to start doing business with you. Salespeople frequently find themselves in a position of waiting for an estimator to prepare a final quote so the salesperson can show it to a prospect.
Sadly, sometimes… Read More