Selling Better On The Road

16 Jun

Like many other road warriors, I’m often using my cell phone when driving in the car. Especially when it’s a long ride on the highway. Or a long wait at the airport. I definitely prefer a handsfree headset, not because it’s the law in many states, but because I am more comfortable when I don’t have to hold the phone up to my ear. More comfortable means better communicating.

I recently found a great Bluetooth wireless headset. I don’t choose my headset as a fashion accessory. I always chuckle when I see people having a face-to-face conversation but leave their Bluetooth headset in their ear. Did they forget to take it out? Do they really think it’s a geek fashion accessory? Well, the headset I chose is not a fashion accessory. Form over function.

I wanted the following features:

  • Bluetooth to work with my cell phone and PC (for Skype)
  • Long battery life
  • Great noise cancellation so that the person I’m speaking to doesn’t think I’m driving in the car
  • Comfortable

I could only find 1 manufacturer that made a Bluetooth headset with a boom microphone. Turns out the VXI BlueParrott B250-XT is made for truckers to talk over the sounds of their big rigs.   Well, it’s GREAT for my uses, too. Even comes with power chargers for work and car. And I had one problem (caused by not reading directions) that the toll-free tech support remedied in no time at all.

BlueParrot

So if you are looking to actually USE a headset when talking to customers and prospects from the car, then buy this headset.

You can find details about the headset on VXI’s website.

I bought the headset online at less-than-suggested-retail-price from GeekBro and their price, service and delivery were excellent. (Maybe this headset is a geek fashion accessory after all!)

2 Responses to “Selling Better On The Road”

  1. The RainMaker Maker June 17, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    So, Michael…

    Is GeekBro on Inquisix? I love when people do my shopping for me. I want one. I only work by referral. So, how do I do this?

  2. Michael Kreppein June 17, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    It’s easy – just click the GeekBro link in my blog posting and off you go!

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