02 July 2012

Phone Feelings

Just about any person working in home shows/direct sales will tell you that phone calls are certainly not the easiest or most enjoyable part of the job, but they are very important - maybe even the most important. As long as you're making those follow-up calls to keep in contact with your customers, you'll be building rapport and establishing future business. It's just the way it works.

I feel like my problem goes above and beyond regular phone phobia. I hate the feel of my silly little smart phone in my hand. I feel like I can't hear people very well, and I'm afraid they can't hear me very well either. I miss the feel of a nice solid house phone (okay, my favorite has actually been a headset, but it was still on a solid house line).

I think back to when my business was at its best, and I remember finally not being 'afraid' of the phone. I was making at least five calls each day, which may not sound like much, but it added up enough for me to have my business be what I considered successful.

Once the baby is on a regular nap schedule (so I'll realistically have more time for my business again), I'm seriously considering investing in a home phone line. Unlike the rest of the world, which seems to be canceling any home phone lines that are left, I want to do it old-skool. Since we've been using our cell phones for so long, I figure I could easily justify the home line as just a business expense.

Until then, I'll keep holding that flat little plastic thing against my ear, and hoping for the best.

1 comment:

siteseer said...

I don't know of anyone that likes their cell phone. But to be honest I HATE our office land line. Nothing can be done about the ringing after you pick up the phone and the echo of everything you say during the whole conversation. Let's go on a phone strike!