Maybe I'm not THAT thick-skin after all.
I just did some "crazy" challenges over the weekends with some of my newfound friends.
First, we randomly called people and tried to hold a conversation for 2 minutes. I failed the challenge miserably, the typical Singaporean probably thought I was trying to scam. The longest I can hold? 1 minute. And my friends could stay 3 minutes or more, and was talking to the same sex some more.
After which, we started making calls to "rival" companies, pass off as customers, and tried to fish more information about the company. At least this time round I know I won't get rejected, because those customer service people have to mind their manners. =p
It's crazy embarrassing doing all these. But after the first few times, subsequent tries got much easier.
Have you guys ever tried cold calling? Did you get a better response?
About the Author: Shingo T knows of a guy who cold calls random people and ended up making a girlfriend out of one of them. Kewl!