I’m still a little conflicted about this blog…on one hand the power of a blog is when the writer is completely honest about a topic people care about. The problem is that being completely honest may not be in my best business interest. No, no scandals about Bosendorfer using laminated soundboards. But other observations, experiences that may not look so good in print. On the other hand, nobody seems to be reading this..
I did a PTG presentation in Dayton OH that went, I thought, extremely well. Not exactly a dynamic group with detailed questions, but they all stayed and stayed awake, which is the first measure of success. I think I do a good job with these tech presentations (“look…that’s a lot of CHALK!!”) and techs are influential, but what I need right now is short term business.
The fall selling season still has not started in earnest. Dealers are reporting being ahead overall of last year, but the high end seems stalled. Yes, economic uncertainty blah blah, but in the end you never really know what drives customers and in the absence of a specific outside reason, my conclusion is that I’m doing something wrong. That does not lead to restful nights.
Another big, beautiful promotion on the east coast, really beautiful presentation, with less than stellar results. My theory is that promotions just do not bring in our customers..they will buy when they are damn well good and ready, which makes it difficult to plan. However, I’ve got some ideas on that as well, and maybe putting some into action.