You Don’t Really Know Me

Know MeDid you just meet the real me?

As I walk away from our conversation, it is quite clear that you don’t really know me. You have no clue who you are dealing with. After a business meeting, you may have at one time been me.

I refer to it as “meet the parents” syndrome. Symptoms include fake smiles, laughing at bad jokes, agreeing to everything that is said, and dressing in an atypical manner. Are you that person? Are you a chameleon that is able to present yourself to a potential client in a good light, only to retreat to the shadows?

The benefits of this trait have many applications. As mentioned above, it is wonderful to apply while meeting the parents for the first time. It is also fantastic if you are a slimy car salesperson at heart. This characteristic is also very helpful if you have deceitful or manipulative intentions in your business relationships.

If you bear these characteristics, then congratulations! You are a horrible person, and are well on your way to destroy your career.

“Know Me” Tips & Tricks

I hope that the comments mentioned above did not cause any horrible flashbacks. The good news is that with the proper tools and diligence, you will always be able to know me… the real me. But, beware the fakes that go bump in the night or during regular business hours.

  1. The Freddy Krueger; not a scary bedtime story. As eluded to above, it is a very caustic experience that has the ability to penetrate your dreams. You may have met this person and been hypnotized during a pitch bad to make a poor decision for your business. You only discovered your poor decision to do business with this individual as you woke from a bad dream reliving your nightmare meeting with them.
  2. The Jason Voorhees; terrifying experience from the beginning. You immediately feel off guard. You become vulnerable and off balance. This individual has come into your space, and you no longer feel safe. If you make any move you feel that something will have a negative consequence.
  3. The My Little Pony; most tragic thing to happen to a business. As most things that are too good to be true, you don’t feel anything abnormal. The meeting is going well and nothing is out of the ordinary. Gradually, things change as you are bombarded with compliments. No longer can you make any mistakes, because you know me, and I know you. We have become friends. But, just long enough for me to gain your trust and ruin what you have built. I have no concerns, because we signed the contract and I am not liable for the destruction that I set in motion with your willingness and approval.

The Third Act

As I slowly walk away from the explosion, I want to remind you that you always need to keep an eye out and really get to know me. He is sleek. She is mischievous and manipulative. I am the person that values disorder and craves destruction.

Check my Facebook page.

Look up my local Chamber member status.

Review my LinkedIn profile.

Comb my Instagram photos.

Scour my Twitter favorites.

It is no longer a thief in the night. He robs you boldly in daylight. Refuse the scoundrel, and get to know me.

Matt Carnaghi | Twitter: @carnaghimd1 | Instagram: @carnaghimd1 | LinkedIn: Matt Carnaghi

About Matt Carnaghi

I am the Director of Business Development for Harness Digital Marketing. Previously I have had years of experience working with businesses in the financial industry. I have a strong desire to help promote and grow small local businesses. I participate in multiple civic organizations to support my local community as much as I can. As a hobby I enjoy all aspects of the fitness industry. I also, enjoy coming up with ideas for patent-ability to make things more efficient and effective for society.

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