The Office?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Does anyone own the DVDs of The Office? Any seasons? I definitely need to catch up, especially after events which transpired this week...

Big Girl Business Trip

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I just took my very first bona fide business trip last week to the St Louis area to visit my sales territory and meet the field sales executives that I’m aligned to in my area of Southern Illinois and a portion of St Louis. It was a very productive trip, meeting customers and discussing their shipping in person was really helpful for me, and I think for them too.

I got my own hotel room, a (generous) food stipend, and carried around a Blackberry and a legal pad folio thingy with my business cards in it. So corporate.

Yes, I had this very corporate moment on Wednesday of the trip (it was Tues-Fri), sitting downstairs in the restaurant at the hotel, about 6:30 in the morning waiting for one of my field reps to meet me at 7 a.m. I needed a phone number from my computer at the office, so I get out my legal pad and the blackberry and start making calls while ordering coffee and breakfast in my business suit. I felt like I was looking at an alter-ego, like “who is this girl?”

But I actually got into it pretty well and enjoyed myself, learning more about customers and asking appropriate and intelligent discovery questions about their business. It was a very affirming experience.

The time has come...

Thursday, August 07, 2008

...for this blog to get a facelift. Not only have i given the blog a facelift, but I updated links on the sidebar (let me know if i forgot to put yours over there, was kind of in a rush!) as well as put an etsy link on here to my etsy site.

I've decided to get better about blogging. There are things to write about. In fact, last night I actually said the sentence, "I've been meaning to blog about this for the past two years..." and the person I was talking to said, "that is SO 21st century of you." It was a funny moment because what an absurd sentence 10 years ago. Now if I can just remember what that was...
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