No future in telemarketing…darn
Like most people I make no claims about knowing what the future will be like or where I’ll be 5 years down the road, or any of that jazz. I will say that I am 100% certain that I have no future as a telemarketer. (I know it was on the top of my list too) This was made very clear to me last night. Part of the TNT mentor duties is to help out with the recruitment call back. This fun event has volunteers calling people back who a) signed up for an event and reminding them about the kickoff party, b) calling people who were at an informational meeting but haven’t registered, or c) calling people who expressed interest in TNT but did not attend a meeting. We were each given a list of names and numbers along with a little script to follow. Which is good for people like me. I’m a little bit of an introvert so calling strangers on the phone isn’t my normal cup of tea. So I’m a little bit nervous to begin with. The problem is that when I get nervous I start to talk a bit quicker than normal. This of course leads to a lot of mumbling and bit of stuttering. This is exactly what you want when you are trying to talk to someone or leaving them a message that they can understand. I wouldn’t be surprised if most people received this awful verbal spewage of undecipherable mumbo jumbo on their voice mail. So needless to say I will not be putting in an application at a telemarketing firm any time soon. The callback lasted about 2.5 and then it was all over. It’s all for a good cause so I would help out again, but it definitely is not one of my strengths.
Ok the work day is finally over and I'm off to the pool. Hopefully I can put in some serious yardage tonight after taking yesterday off. Hope you all had a good day!