Knock Knock. No April Fools. Stop Knocking and Start Ringing
Door to Door Canvassing, a Sales technique employed by Political Campaigns, also known as Grassroots Marketing is a very effective method for getting the word out to prospects. This was the predominate sales model other than Magazines & Newspapers prior to the advent of Radio & TV Advertising, also known as Commercials.
Outside Sales traditionally promoted products like Encyclopedias, Kirby & Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners, Tupperware Parties, Make-up from the Avon Lady & Mary Kay, and yes, even Girl Scout Cookies.
Many refer to this as "Door Knocking."
Can I tell you that I don't "knock on other people's doors?"
Yet my door gets knocked on all day every day & all night too.
This was the biggest factor in what I decided to NAME my Website: the way I learned Outside Sales, Door to Door Canvassing an area 25 - 30 years ago in the early 1990s.
Since then, just about every Outside Sales position I've ever held has employed the Door to Door Sales Model, everything from commercial Business to Business (B2B) for Small Group Insurance for Employee Benefits, to Commercial Electricity sales or Advertising - to Individual Sales of Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Medicare Coverage, Cemetery Spaces, Residential Electricity - you name it .
Generally speaking in Outside Sales, somebody's door is gonna get knocked on.
So, today is April 1st, also known as April Fool's Day.
There is still no clear consensus on how this tradition got started.
Suffice it to say that there will be more than a few "Knock, Knock Jokes" told today, launching 30 days of discrimination against WOMEN all during the month of April.
Did somebody say "Cinco???" NUMBERS MATTER. WORDS MATTER.
People need to make a living out there & I am STILL NOT LAUGHING.
If the Equal Rights Amendment has yet to be Ratified into the US Constitution, who is likely responsible for "March Madness" "NBA Final Four" in Basketball & all those infuriating "Knock Knock Jokes???"
That right - MEN..
PEOPLE are INDIVIDUALS. Not all men act this way but some do.
Learn to treat PEOPLE as INDIVIDUALS.
Learn to treat INDIVIDUALS with RESPECT.
Learn to speak with Emotional Intelligence.