Absolutely fantastic innovation when trying to get sign off for a deal by a senior partner (the writer succeeded and walked away with the signed order! Great thinking and a thouroughly deserved win - I wonder if it would work in the UK?
I showed up for my appointment with my proposal and $300.00 in cash. He asked me how I was doing, and I said, “ I just need to confirm a few things with you. First of all, your rate is $300.00 per hour, right? He said, “Yes” with kind of a strange look on his face. I continued,” So If I pay you three hundred dollars, than basically, I am buying one hour of your time, and I can talk about whatever I need to during that time, Right?” By now, he looked as though he wanted to ring the security button under his desk, . I put the three hundred dollars on his desk and said, “Now that I officially own an hour of your time, here is what I want to talk to you about”