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Below is a selection of poems written during business training workshops.

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Poems

The Water Couplets, by the Swig Sisters

The water cooler stands tall and blue
Innocent and bubbly between me and you
As we exchange 'hello' and 'good morning'
The 'innocent' water cooler is calling.

Please... I want to hear the office gossip
If there is promotion, I wonder whose got it?
Any love interest, I need to know
But you two just exchange 'hello' and go.

The water cooler wants to be centre of attention
It wants to know what we do not mention
The water cooler feels left out
Pour a cup and hear it shout...

Please... I want to hear the office gossip
If there is promotion, I wonder whose got it?
Any love interest, I need to know
But you two just exchange 'hello' and go.

Sometimes, WE feel like that big blue flask
Wanting answers, but we dare not ask
All because someone has started some idle chat
Around the water cooling vat...

Please... WE want to hear the office gossip
If there is promotion, WE wonder whose got it?
Any love interest, We need to know
So please. don't just exchange 'hello' and go.
 

Sell, sell, sell by Jim O'Connor.

Being in sales is a strange old thing
Attached to a headset, which starts to ring
Then you are connected to someone's home
You start your pitch down the telephone

'Hello madam, we at BT are doing a survey'

'No thank you. Not today!'
'Hello Mr X, can I have minute of your time?'
The flat-tone resounds down the line.

Some days this is all you get
Some people haven't even woken up yet
Some people tell you their husband has died
or they are in a hurry, exaggerate or lie.

Some days I try to feel connected
But all I end up is rejected...
Deflated, unwanted, outdated
Ignored, floored and even bored.

But what we always have is perseverance
'We'll call back later. When's convenient?'
'Really, you would like to update?
Well, I think you'll find this a better rate.'

"Thanks for calling'; 'How sweet you are.'
(I've saved enough money to buy a car!)
I've worked on my selling style
And find it works better, if I smile

So, now I'm selling, and I'm saving
And I don't mind if customers are scathing
(I've put down a deposit on a flat
And when I get warm-called, I'll always chat!)

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