Daily Archives: September 21, 2009

Only In His Dreams

   He failed reality!

Today I got a call.

  • From a man named Angel.
  • Perhaps that was a sign.
  • The call was going to be out of this world?


  • He launched into his pitch.
  • His team was going to transform our government relations efforts.
  • Huh?

I tried to stop him – he pressed on.

  • They knew how to get members involved.
  • Could build a grassroots team.
  • And were ready to help me.

I talked loudly to get his attention.

  • Told him I was not an association.
  • His response?
  • “Fine!” and then slammed the phone.

This call was bad on so many levels.

  • He didn’t do research in advance.
  • Didn’t ask me any questions.
  • Assumed he knew the solution I needed.

Also didn’t realize I’m friends with the VP at his organization – bummer for him!

Makes me think of chapter leaders…Do you learn what prospective members specifically want before you start selling them on the value of membership?