I had the displeasure the other night of seeing the worst display of networking of any kind. I guess you could call it netsitting.
This group of “leg humpers” is perhaps the best way to describe this group from what I can tell, a fly-by-night company called Ambit Energy. They would cull one or two unsuspecting, honest to goodness business people there to network with other business professionals. You know what what you do at a Tweetup or Chamber night or gathering meant to bring business people together to share
They lured their unsuspecting prey in with shallow questions, vague answers, no business cards and clichéd sayings. Then they would proceed to occupy that person’s time for about as long as it took the person to get up and run away or be rescued by the groups inability to seal the deal.
However, they did not stop there…
- They flat out ignored some. (btw they wrangled me last time; I avoided them this time)
- They chatted through the entire presentation. (If they would have just listened they might have learned something that could get them past old and to true cliché network marketing sales approach.)
- Boasted of extravagant items that were going to buy. (really)
In reference to #2, this being a social networking event, it featured a speaker talking about how to get more leads and more business via social media. A concept, I am sure, is new to them. So you would have thought they would have stopped for a moment, shut up, and just tried to learn something.
Perhaps, they like it the old way of grinding one body after another. Well, better for us. So, we don’t have to see their God-awful tweets or facebook updates extolling the many virtues of the Trump Organization. Oh no, I mean Monavie. Oh no, I mean Ambit. I’ve dealt with them all. They are all grinders.
(a funny epiloge to all of this is that a few times I’ve tried to engage a Trumper, but they have yet to reply back)
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