I’m a big reader. That’s how I like to get information. I read all the time, when I take breaks during the day, in the evening to relax, while I’m riding the subway or just any time at all that I can grab a few minutes. I always carry a book with me just in case. This seemed like a good way to familiarize myself with the BDC/E/G/G, so I entered all of the information.
I never received the book and had forgotten that I’d ordered it. Today I received a call from the BDC/E/G/G’s office. Andrea was “just calling to follow-up.” Our conversation went as follows:
Wendy: I never received the book.
Andrea: Are you familiar with the BDC/E/G/G’s work?
Wendy: No. I ordered the book so that I could become familiar with the BDC/E/G/G’s work.
Andrea: Have you ever attended any of her workshops?
Wendy: No. I just said I was not familiar with the BDC/E/G/G’s work which is why I ordered the book. I have not received the book. I am therefore, not familiar with the work.
Andrea: The BDC/E/G/G is a dynamic and charismatic speaker. You should consider attending one of her workshops.
Wendy: I would not attend a workshop until I’m familiar with the work and know that it would be helpful to me. I do not know the BDC/E/G/G’ S work or if it would be beneficial to me. That is why I ordered the book. Send me the book.
Andrea: You should go to the website and watch some of the videos to familiarize yourself with her work.
Wendy: No. I ordered the book because I like to read. Send me the book.
Andrea: You should really take a few minutes and watch the videos on the website.
Wendy: I do not want to watch the videos on the website. I like to read. Send me the book.
I assume I’ll get the book eventually—or maybe not. Andrea’s inability to listen and her determination to force me into her pipeline before I was ready, however, has already soured me on this organization. I’ve gone from possible prospect to “No way, no how!”