On transitioning to the 'alien' corporate world...
June 17, 2014 12:35 PM Subscribe
My background is touchy feely/health based. I've been developing a business idea that has relevance to the corporate world and could offer this in a training/advisory type capacity. I've been advised to start meeting with representatives of organisations to explain how I could help them. How do I do a good job of this?
posted by tanktop to Work & Money (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A few pointers:
* I understand the focus now in marketing and sales has to be on helping someone solve a problem.. so how do I say enough to interest them without 'giving the goods away'.. I have a tendancy to go the extra mile but think this might not be a good thing when trying to sell something?
* Do I need to change my personal style? I like to think I'm quite stylish/smart but it's in quite a vintagey/slightly hippy-ish type of way
* Any good words/phases?
* I've worked hard on a powerpoint I'm pleased with but have been told powerpoint is 'very last decade' etc and that ideally I need moving images and a corporate level one specially made? I can't keep paying out for all this stuff with nothing coming in!
Basically how do I meet them in their world and not crap or impoverish myself too much? Am I overthinking this?!