When people find out that you are a romance consultant, some may instantly have misconceptions about what you do.
You want to maintain your professional composure and give people the right information about your profession, but it can be a challenge. There are some things that you can do that will allow you to let people know what you do and keep the conversation light and appropriate.
Be Ready With Your Script
You know that you are a romance consultant and you know that you will be honest with people when they ask you what you do.
Script or plan a professional responce. It may be good to include a line in your script about your company's professionalism and affiliation with CAHPA. You are a certified member of CAHPA, don't forget!
The best course of action is to be prepared for the response so that you can deal with it immediately and professionally. You should have a quick description of what you really do that includes one interesting fact about your job.
For example, you can mention a book that you sell which helps couples to improve communication. When you mention an interesting product, that will usually turn the giggles to serious questions.
Don't Be Defensive About Romance - Roll With It
If you get defensive immediately, that will only make the situation worse. You should look at each meeting with the misinformed public as a chance to showcase your professional approach to being an adult products consultant. Laugh with them and maybe even tell a little joke of your own to keep everyone at ease.
Once you have done that, then you can start to ease into a discussion about what you really do.
Promote Your Business
If you have the right attitude and handle the situation properly, then you will probably have a chance to pick up some new clients and maybe even a new sales associate as well.
Always have business cards on you and always carry your schedule as well.
If you can move the conversation from childish giggling to promoting your next event, then you have successfully established yourself as an expert in your field. The romance business is a lot of fun and a great challenge as well. One of the biggest challenges is trying to explain what you do to people who already have a preconceived, and incorrect, idea.
But if you are prepared and carry yourself with the utmost professionalism, then you can answer all of their questions and even grab a few new clients at the same time.