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11 April 2007

Ring, Ring!

-I thought I was a cam-whore until I met these people-

With only 4 booths sold and 20 more to go, things got a bit desperate with my Sales Team under Exhibitor Section. We turned my place into their office to call each and every one of those companies we have faxed our invitation to. We have Devy, Meriana and Isabella from Indonesia and Alex from Korea. We have nominated Alex to do the calls if the contact person was an "Aunty" and Meriana to call the "Uncles".

First Call

Alex: OK. Which company? This one? OK. Slowly. [1 8 0 0 8 7 3 5 3 5]
iTalk: Welcome to iTalk. Untuk Bahasa Melayu, tekan satu. For English, press two. Hua yu, ching an san-
Alex: Huh, what is teck-kan? two?! huayu?! *quickly hang up*
The Rest Of Us: Apa jadi? Apa laaaaa...
Alex: I don't know! I didn't know!
TROU: Again, again!

Alex: OK. [1 8 0 0 8 7 3 5 3 5]
iTalk: Welcome to iTalk. Untuk Bahasa Melayu, tekan satu. For English, press two.
Alex: [2]
iTalk: Please enter card serial number.
Alex: The number... The number! Where?
TROU: What number?
Alex: The serial number!
TROU: Eh, belum scratch!
Alex: *quickly hangs up* Aish.What is this!?

Alex: *deep breath* [1 8 0 0 8 7 3 5 3 5]
iTalk: Welcome to iTalk. Untuk Bahasa Melayu, tekan satu. For English, press two.
Alex: [2]
iTalk: Please enter card serial number.
Alex: [9 3 7 2 5 4 0 9 4 5 9 7] Ah..
iTalk: Please enter destination number.
Alex: *scan the whole document* The number? Telephone number where?!
TROU: Eh, mana dia! Not behind meh?
Alex: This is fax number!
Alex: *quickly hangs up* What do you want from me now?! Aish. Where is the list?
Me: I don't have the list.
Meriana: I didn't bring mine.
Alex: This means I have to go home to bring mine? Aish!
TROU: *looks innocently on the floor/ceiling*

So, now we are quite clear of the situation. Our attitude towards the potential exhibitors have changed too!

Comparison of 2-4 weeks ago and Now

Then: "50 booths only?"
Now: "Wei, how to sell 20?"

Then: "Ms. Lisa(lecturer), we have already chosen 26 potential companies. Yes, only the big companies like Unilever, Yeo's... The others, we haven't even heard of! Better not invite too many companies. We only have 20 booths to sell!"
Now: "Hello? Good afternoon! Is this Tuffin Muffin?/Ah Seng Biscuit?/Kekawan Food?*"
*Names have been changed to protect the identities of the companies.

Then: "With your booth, we only provide two tables and chairs. If you need extension wire, please let us know earlier. Partitions.. well, we have but it is limited so we prefer if you confirm earlier.
Now: "With your booth, we provide two tables and chairs. If you need extension wire, don't hesitate to let us know! We also have plants. What? No manpower? No problem, sir. We can help you man your booth. What? You want to do demonstration also? Can, we can help you hold a demonstration. Huh? Freezer and chiller? We can help you store your things in the our college's Kitchen and Bar chiller. We also have a microwave oven.

Then: "Not interested? It is not a problem. Thank you very much." *shrug shoulders*
Now: "Not interested? May I know what is the reason? No manpower? Oh, I can ask my friends to help you exhibit. You just buy the booth and we do everything for you! Still not interested? What about if you sponsor some products? Not free? Person-in-charge not in? Hold on? *line cut off, sweat drop from forehead*

Also, there were some companies with which we didn't even get a conversation.

[1 8 0 0 8 7 3 5 3 5]
[2]
[9 3 7 2 5 4 0 9 4 5 9 7]
[xxyy zzaa]

Automatic operator: Hello, thank you for calling. For HQ, press 1, for Sales, press 2, for HR, press 3, for blah, press 4..... for blah, press 9

Pressed [2]

*After 15 rings*
Hello?
Hello, good afternoon! I'm calling from Taylor's College. I would like to-
Hold on.
*Transfered*
Hello, good afternoon! I'm calling from Taylor's College. We are having an exhibition themed... I would like to speak to your Sales Department please.
Hold on.
*Transfered*
Hello, good afternoon! I'm calling from Taylor's College. We are having an exhibition-
When?
11 May. It will be held at-
Hold on. I'll pass you to Sales Department.
*Transfered*
Hello? Is this the Sales Department?
Yes.
Ah, yes. I'm calling from Taylor's College. We are blah blah blah...
Oh, this is the wrong department for you. I'll pass you to Groceries Dept.
Huh?!
*Transfered*
ring, ring, ring.... ring........ ring x 20
*Hang up*
"cis!"

-_-

5 comments:

Siti Hajar Adnan said...

aiyoh..
i read this, i'm scared like hell already! sigh

agung said...

for the first time in my life i'm glad i'm doing accounting.

*sho* said...

downloaded Picasa i presume :)cool pix! see you on HELLO then vonne :))

yvonne lee said...

haha! yes, david, your future job is to die for.

yup! thanks for telling me.. me got nice pics edits with picasa... anyways, whats hello?

*sho* said...

best way to chat and share instant photoes with friends with Hello account. it comes together with Picasa :))