Tomorrow I will be visiting a local artisan gallery to show them some of my work. I have been trying to get to this point for 3 months. Missed calls, schedual conflicts, you name it, plus some minor breakdowns on my part...
You might say I'm not a natural salesperson, in fact I regard the breed with a bit of suspicion. I've experienced too many who are callous and mercenary.
I am uninterested in developing either of those qualities in myself.
I also tend to take rejection personally even when it clearly isn't.
Add to that a tendency to undervalue myself, and a lack of clarity regarding my objectives and you can see why this isn't my strongest suit.
So sticking this out and finally getting myself an appointment is a Big Deal to me.
I've been warned that they aren't presently buying but I want to get myself positioned/available for the next seasonal cycle if I can.
So my objectives are clear for the moment
1 show the items I have that I think fit in their array
2 find out when they do the next round of purchasing so I can send them an update of items they might like
3 smile and be engaging :)
I think I can manage, sort of the Kaizen approach to dealing with salesphobia...
And in other news I did the overdye tonight so we will see what happens with that too!