[sf-lug] Another GNU-Linux school in San Francisco

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 14:30:20 PDT 2010


On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Michael Shiloh <michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi Christian,
> I have made initial contact and without having mentioned Linux have run
> into mild reluctance to engage outside help from one party, while other
> parties have been wildly enthusiastic.

It depends on who is reluctant and why.  I would need to know who is
reluctant and why before I could reply.

> I'm sure that you've been in situations like this. Do you have any
> suggestions for me?

The pitch will vary depending on who is reluctant and why.  There are no
one-size-fits-all answers.

Also, remember that we are doing them a favor.  If they don't want our help,

Also, a heavy-handed sales pitch rarely works.  Try to find out what the
person's factual concerns are, and let me know.  I would be happy to meet
with you and the decision-makers to give them info.  It would not be a sales
pitch, because we are losing money by helping them, not gaining money.

Thanks for trying!
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