The Pitch Episode 18: Sprinkle in a little Please and Thank You
The three words you are probably not using enough of in your pitching but can absolutely help you gain more traction. Learn how the simple practice of politeness will give your pitching a polished touch that’s hard to say “no” to.
Sprinkle in a little Please and Thank You
Please and thank you; three words you are probably not using enough of in your pitching but can absolutely help you gain more traction. It’s impossible to overuse these courtesy words because in general they are not used enough. Unfortunately, politeness has given way to business in our society causing the mass majority of us to forget our manners. When I was a child I couldn’t get anything I wanted without a please and thank you; of course, my parents were there to constantly remind me, but as adults we don’t get these same reminders so we have to be prudent to remind ourselves. Before you pitch, review your written communication and go back through it to sprinkle in a little please and thank you. Verbally pitching with please and thank you can be more challenging if you are out of practice with basic manners so rehearse frequently until it becomes second nature. “The Pitch” challenge today: Became self aware of the frequency or absence of please and thank you, used by you personally or the people around you. Start incorporating these three words in everything you do so it becomes habitual. Say it to waiters, baristas, doormen, bosses, employees, vendors, flight attendants or anyone who is serving you. Recognize attitude shifts in the way you are being served, by using please and thank you, and soon your simple practice of politeness will give your pitching a polished touch that’s hard to say “no” to.
What area of your life do you use please and thank you most frequently and less frequently?
In your daily home, work or school environment are other people using the words “please” and “thank you”?
How does using the words please and thank you change your tone verbally or in written communications?