In my last post I wrote about the importance of shoes. It has been several years since I have been a stripper and yet shoes are still haunting me. Now, in a marketing position, I am find myself standing all day. Because this is a new job, I have to start out in the field and work my way up to management. In the past, I have more than enough sales experience, never had a problem selling anything before, it was putting up with the customers that caused me problems… and anyone who knows me would tell you Foxxxy has no problem talking!
So, there I am at work, my second day in the field… realizing I would be standing for several hours, I dressed in flats. The day before, I was only doing intro but today I would be pitching, or at least so I thought… So I approach my first customer, get my intro out and turn and burn… Out of the corner of my eye, I see the customer following me back to the booth. I know my pitch inside and out, I feel confident. We reach the both and I open my mouth… “This is our most popular piece…” Wait! Nothing came out… and now there are no thoughts in my head… I’m blank… I look helplessly at the Mage (I call him that because the guy training me is into D & D) and he takes over.
OK, pull it together Foxxxy, Its only natural to have stage fright… never mind that you had no problem getting naked in front of total strangers with no problem, you’ll be fine with the next customer.
By the end of my shift, I had only stumbled through a handful of pitches. Oh this is bad. I discussed my problem with several resources through the day with no help, we were all stumped.
The next day, I wore my heels. Pitched all day long with no problem. Could it be the shoes?
Evidently, my confidence is in my shoes and when I don’t wear my heels, I loose about 4 inches of confidence. So my new dilemma is whether or not coming home every night with swollen, aching feet are worth it!
What other choice do I have?
Shoes really close the deal!!!