Pitching a Product is a bit like Dating
These days I am getting in touch with some podcasters to see if they’d like to join the beta of Podrover. It feels a bit like dating.
I have been out of the dating scene for quite a while but usually my approach was “can I buy you a drink?”. I always thought it was the simplest and less “compromising” question. I feel it’s also easy to answer, although once I got an “I don’t know”. I am not kidding.
Most of the resemblance between pitching and dating is in the variety of answers though. While dating I got the following answers:
- why not?
- gotta go now, maybe tomorrow
- I don’t know (I am still petrified by that answer)
- Get the hell out of here
- kjahsd?12=klja; (she was drunk)
While pitching Podrover the variety is still pretty interesting:
- Yes but …
- I don’t care
- Oh shit, yes!
- I am not your target user
- Can I have an account also for my co-host?
- I’ll pass it to our management team
- Great idea! I signed up
I feel it’s not worth asking myself: how is it going? Honestly I am happy with the responses I am collecting. Much like in dating, it’s a matter of finding the “right one for you” and “the one you are right for”.