Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bartering led to Networking

Here is a blast from the past! Currently technology is working faster that we can ever image. Look back to the mid-90’s had a great experience that taught me lessons that today I do the same and realize that I was doing it back then too.

Before DVD's came into the market there were these CDs called Laserdiscs (size of an record album) that you could watch movies on. Quality was amazing. You could watch it in Letterbox or full screen. Back then letterbox was something new and many Laserdiscs collectors really liked that. Reminded everyone of watching at the theatre and enjoying the clearer picture style.

At that time had started buy a few LD’s and had started building a collection. As time passed there were some that I didn’t watch that much so I put an ad in the local paper to trade some of my ld’s. Within a week began to get phone calls and started to trading my LDs.

There were so many types of people I met a doctor who had a huge collection! To entrepreneurs who did barter and sold some LDs.

Came across a store that was going out a business and was selling all their LDs and at that time he had movies like Lethal Weapon 2, Aliens and Eiger Sanction. My collection quickly grew and it was a cool hobby to have at the time.

Learned many valuable lessons from that art of negotiation, networking, and building rapport. Important lesson that apply to today’s market whether you buying a new car, home, searching for items for your home.

Jim Pagiamtzis is a published author, writer and entrepreneur who has written for the Toronto Public Library spoken at Universities, Enterprise Toronto, Initiative TO on How to be come a networking Success and How to attract Mentor in Business Life and Success. You can be email if you interested in being featured in future spotlight articles or have him come and speaking to sales or marketing organizations

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