Posted by Brad
Today we’ve seen a lot of chatter on Twitter about vendors, and this morning I was chatting in GTalk with Lauren from Pace. She was telling me about her frustrations with vendor demos and calls, and there were a few gems from the conversation:
i avoid them so much.
Use the phrase “touch base” as much as possible. people eat that up
im not used to small talk and horrible business slang/jokes…. “jokes”
Ironically, Lauren’s last Twitter update was over 2 months ago, when she asked for recommendations on the best email outsourcing company. Guess she’s been too busy with calls to update.
And shortly after, a message from our good friend @MrRSmith:
So here’s what we want to do at BlueFuego. It’s time to make a game card for you to follow along during those conference calls and vendor pitches. We also want to know what we should never say to you if we ever chat on the phone. (Or, you know, “touch base offline”)
We call it… BlueFuego Bingo.
Leave a comment with your favorite vendor buzzwords, sayings, demo snafu’s, and all those other things you just wait for to be said or shown during a call/meeting. We’ll compile the best and put them into the playing piece, which is certain to make your time with all of us more fun.
Here’s what we’ve heard so far today:
“[Insert Big Name Client Here]”
“Easy to Navigate”
Rhetorical Question about Product
Alright, add yours below in a comment. Together… we can make the vendor world a better place.