March 17, 2017 — Step right up ladies and gentlemen. The greatest show on earth is about to begin. That’s right folks, for one dollar, just one tenth of a sawbuck, watch the exotic, the sensual, the intriguing and mysterious Gina from the Far East as she walks, as she talks, as she crawls on her belly like a reptile. Now don’t push each other folks. There’s plenty of room for everyone. Hurry hurry hurry before we start the show when the amazing D. Tonsils, right before your very eyes, swallows a foreign object half his body size…
So Here’s The Scoop: Now I will admit that I’m not the brightest bulb in the marquee but so help me I have always believed that the whole idea of a timeshare sales presentation was to sell a deluxe vacation plan that included superior and beautiful vacation accommodations with all the modern amenities, etc. costing many thousands of dollars and, often, with ongoing contractual obligations, often in perpetuity.
Perhaps I’m right because the most recent data published by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) suggests that in the USA the current average sales price for a slice of paradise in the Land of Time is about $23,000, plus it requires an average annual maintenance fee close to $900 and if the timeshare plan is financed the interest rate charged on the balance is around 13%.
And if ya crunch those numbers over a 5, 10 or 20-year period and ya add to the mix all the exchange company costs, fees and dues as well as the money a prospective owner/member is going to spend while vacationing ‘on-site’, well, we’re not talking pocket change.
Which begs the question, why in the world would this timeshare developer in Orlando Florida allow the podium speaker to get the ball rolling with what can only be described as either a circus or clown act?
See for yourself (1m 22 sec):
As a former podium speaker I ‘get it’ that it’s always a good idea to start the ‘pitch’ in front of most audiences with something a bit on the light-hearted side and to use humor as a great way to relax the spectators, etc.
But considering how important those “1st impressions” are in sales and understanding the likely manner in which these sales guests were invited to this presentation with offers of trinkets and/or discounts, etc. — well, to my way of thinking the approach in that video may not be the best way to kick off a presentation whose sole purpose is to convince as many onlookers as possible to spend, ‘today’, $18,000, $25,000 or more.
And especially the small group of people in that video because though we can’t see their faces judging by the color of their hair (grey/white) and body language – they very well could be considered, oh, maybe conservative, judgmental and/or the suspicious types as they are sitting there seriously wondering if they’ve once again been duped and if they’ll ever see those ‘gifts’ they were promised for attending a “90 minute informative…”
Oh well, NEXT!
Good Luck Out There