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How Do You Do That? Poetry & The Sales Profession

Words are previews of things to come.  What you say will likely become what happens.  Here's a unusual exercize to expand the part of your brain that has to do with the structure of thoughtsWrite a poem.  Let a phrase rattle around in your brain, then put it on paper.  Here's how it works for me; read slowly, and tell me if it works for you:

It starts with a thought,
But the thought's just a seed.
It lies dormant in plenty,
And then sprouts when there's need.

Need is the seedbed
Of poems, it seems;
An essential component
Of versified dreams

That flow from the tip
Of my Pelikan pen,
Take shape on the paper
And surprise me.  Again!

For each poem complete
Has a soul of its own;
An expression of promise
From neediness grown
     © Michael W. Jones

In my 40's, I realized that words take on a life of their own, both in business and in the mind.  If you're serious about your blogging, you'll know what I mean. For the business person, Richard Bayan's Words That Sell is worth buying and keeping next to your keyboard.  Let words and phrases rattle around your brain for a few minutes a day.  Your use of the written word (in letters, contract addenda, blogs, email, advertising, etc.) will improve as you stretch your mind. 
Your career will benefit.  Your clients will too. 
Who knows?  You might find poetry in your soul.


Mike in Tucson
 

 

Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona

Comment balloon 20 commentsMike Jones • September 15 2007 01:06AM
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