What do you think of when we talk about “mobile offices”? Social media, cell phones and email? Or are you a paper person? Is your truck full of catalogs, order forms, samples and anything else that you might need if a customer should approach you? Maybe you just carry a large purse so that you have stuff at your finger tips? I am guilty of this one!
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, you want to be ready, right? Ready to capture a new customer or hostess or maybe even a new team member.
An article on Direct Sales Education Foundation shared some tips on how to be mobile friendly in a cost effective way. Most of us in direct sales have been bombarded with this kind of training while some of us are a little slower to catch on (count me in this group).
For those of us who are old school, we have a mobile office in our car. I have been using Thirty One’s HangUp Activity Organizer. No need to take up space in the trunk. It hangs behind the passenger seat for easy access.
For those that carry samples, Thirty One’s Zip Top Organizing Tote is a perfect solution with 7 outside pockets for carrying all those extras.
The Fold n File fits right inside the tote and is great for hanging files. You never want to be unprepared, right? This is also a great set-up for teachers, social workers or anyone whose business is on the go.
Maggie from BeautiControl is a great testimony to how her mobile office saved her. She arrived at a party only to realize that she forgot ALL of her paperwork. How could she do a home spa without catalogs, orders forms, etc? Too far from home to go back or to have anyone bring them to her, she remembered that she had a complete mobile office in her trunk. What a great feeling to get a text that tells me that I “saved” her party.
There are many other uses for these products so what if you don’t need a mobile office.? How about: diaper bag, overnight bag, gym bag, quick trip to the grocery store, travel bag, car organizer, snack bag, dvd holder…..what would YOU use these bags for? We would love to hear from you…
Be sure to also gather information from people you talk to. The purpose of gathering information is with the intention of connecting with them SOON. When you meet someone and give them YOUR company information, get their name and their email address. Most people will share their email. Then be sure to FOLLOW-UP. The fortune is in the follow-up, right?
Don’t be caught out and about without YOUR tools to conduct business this holiday season (or anytime of the year)!
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!