I know today is Tuesday, and for you Twitter Goal diehards that usually means I will scour the internet looking for the funniest and best Twitter cartoons out there. However, I need to discuss a recent Facebook chat that I just had with a non-disclosed third party. I have removed pertinent information about this person, as not to embarrass them publicly.
11:19am (Other Person)
sorry andrew i hope i am not intruding i justed wanted to say hello and apologise for not getting back to you due to a very busy working schedule
having recently signed up to FB, its so nice that i received a lot of favourable responses so i guess this inspires me to come back on the site
that is great! what are you working on?
we have just recently launched what i perceive to be one of the most exciting entrepreneurial opportunities in the US
That can not be! (Please note the hint of sarcasm here. This might be where he lost my attention)
I have the most exciting entrepreneurial opportunities in the US right now!
you will be pleasently surprised andrew
in fact to vouch what i say we have in fact shared our operations with a large number of US and canadian counterparts and they are absolutely taken back
so, what is the MLM that you are working on right now.
11:32am (Other Person)
i guess my reason for my claim is based on the fact that nothing like this has EVER existed in the US and in fact we are potentially the first company of its kind now in operation
nevermind, not interested. (Please listen to your prospects, and do not talk just to hear your own voice! When someone asks a question of interest, do not snub them!)
not only that we now have a service to provide to a potential 350 million
stop chatting with me, if you are going to waste my time.
sorry andrew i was just getting to answer your question
would you like me to elborate
if it is brief and to the point
11:34am (Other Person)
we are the first claims management company that can now retreive bank and credit card charges in the US
DO YOU KNOW OF ANY COMPANY THAT CAN CLAIM ALL YOUR CAHRGES BACK OVER THE LAST 6 YEARS
we have an estimated market reach of round 350 million would you like me to continue
we have an affilaited program an online based opportunity
if you would like to know more drop me ypur email address (Apparently brief and to the point are being studied if they fit into the English language)
is the service free? do you pay up front? if so, how much? what percentage of charges would the consumer receive?
11:39am (Other Person)
my apologises i do need to cut short as i need to leave for an engagement but perheps we can continue another time
perhaps i can drop you some info which i think you will be pleaently surprised with
seriously! do not send me anything! (seriously! do not send me anything)
thanks have a good day
Maybe this is just a little kvetching, but I believe that when someone asks you a question, you answer them. When someone shows the slightest hint of interest, you expound upon that interest. Social networking is awesome! At the same time, I do not want my to spend my entire day talking to people about the GREATEST Entrepreneurial opportunity in the US. That is an insult to my intelligence and a slap in the face to everything that I do for my business.
The point of this post is simple. When you connect with someone through facebook and twitter do not insult their intelligence by blowing smoke past them. Instead, use the opportunity to connect with them and build a profitable relationship.