Now working as a consultant, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include client recovery, retention and acquisition, and marketing communications projects.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league.
So after my last rant about living in Crazytown, it hit me. Late one night (or early one morning depending on your perspective) I shivered. Maybe telling all my readers, some of whom might one day actually consider hiring me to help them with sales or marketing for their graphic arts companies, that I am barely holding on by a thread was perhaps not the best course of action. Wow. That was a long way to say that that might have been really dumb of me. While brutally honest, it might not have been the kind of admission that would inspire confidence, or compel someone to reach out and say, “Hey Kelly, can you help my company drive more sales with your awesomeness?”
Which, of course, I can. BUT the bigger picture is this. Sometimes, we just don’t use the brains that God gave us. Or as I like to put it, I didn’t THINK IT THROUGH. I am guilty of this a lot. So here are some other ways that your lack of common sense; your inability to think it through could hurt you.
So that’s about all I have to say about that—before I offend anyone or scare away any more of you than I already have. I am open for business and resolved to think things through more and more each day. One day I’ll get there.