Kevin Willett says not to ghost in the first place!
The other day I received a message from someone who saw a business video I recently did about ghosting. The person stated that he had ghosted me in the past. At the time he did not think he had a need for my services, and he didn’t see value in starting a business relationship. Fast forward a couple of years and his thoughts have changed. Although the video I did was not about him, he was someone who ghosted me (Ghosting is when someone says they are interested in doing business with you but then never returns your calls or emails). Now he wanted to chat about working together. My first thought was, no thank you! But, you know what, what does that accomplish? Maybe he has changed, maybe he is sincere this time. So, I agreed to chat. I made it clear though that ghosting is not good for his business. Honesty is always a winner. So, if you do not want to do business, be honest and say so. If you do not want to receive email updates or invitations to events, just say so! That way, if things don’t work out and you call me again in two years, my first thought won’t be NO THANK YOU. Now we are chatting, he is going to try an event or two and we’ll see if we can help each other. I guess that means he is un-ghosted. 😊
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