In the last blog post, I mentioned how I have been trying to communicate directly with L Brands top management. I am trying to cut a big business deal with L Brands, and I am persuaded that the only way it can work is if I get in touch with the company’s top management. By ‘top management’ I mean the likes of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officer, Production Director… and so on. You know, the kind of executives who are so high up in the L Brands hierarchy that their paychecks are probably not processed through the portal described at associateresourcesetm.com.
Now I know that if I go to the L Brands’ offices and state that, for instance, I wish to talk to the CEO, chances are that I would be barred from doing so.
On the other hand, try as I may, I can’t seem to lay my hands on the email addresses of these top officials.
That leaves me with phone communication as my only option – but that too is bound to come with certain challenges.
One challenge I anticipate, while trying to communicate with L Brands top management by phone is that of being told that the people I wish to speak to aren’t in office.
Another challenge I anticipate, while trying to communicate with L Brands top management by phone, is that of being told that the people I wish to speak are in office, but they can’t speak to me. That they are busy/in meetings… and so on.
Yet another challenge I anticipate, while trying to communicate with L Brands top management by phone is that of actually being connected to the people I wish to speak to, only to end up failing to cut a deal. It may be a scenario where they tell me that the kind of deal I am proposing can’t be discussed over the phone. Or where they dismiss me, seeing that they already probably have other suppliers with whom they have close-knit relationships.
In spite of these challenges, I will still try to communicate with the L Brands top management by phone, and see whether we can cut a deal. I have so little to lose, anyway.