Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” It’s not a secret recipe, those who are not prepared will most likely fail. Hence my below average grades all throughout school. In all aspects of life, we must be prepared for whatever life decides to throw our way. And being prepared for a meeting with a new or potential client is the ultimate key to closing a deal or cultivating the perfect relationship.
Without further ado, meet the Charlie app! Charlie is your new personal assistant on your smart phone. What does Charlie do? Charlie helps you make a killer impression on whoever you’re meeting! Charlie helps you by compiling one-pagers on the people you’re about to meet with, before you see them. That way, you go in prepared, knowing what to say about the person.
By syncing up with your calendar, social networks and contacts, Charlie scans the internet and aggregates everything you need to know about the person you are about to meet with. An hour before every meeting in your calendar, Charlie makes sure you walk in with the intel you need to make a killer impression: breaking news on their company, the passions and hobbies you both had no clue you shared, their professional history, and much more. With the Charlie app, you will always be prepared and able to stand out making a great impression.
I’ve used the Charlie app personally and I gotta say, it actually pulls up some great information. However, it does come with its downsides. The Charlie App organizes everything in but having the information only an hour before my meetings sometimes does not leave me enough time to read and prepare. In my opinion, the app would be great if the information was already gathered long before the meetings. Other than that, Charlie features a clean and easy to understand interface. I am guessing as the app matures, new features and updates will create a better user experience.
Using Charlie as your secret weapon could be life changing, I suggest trying it out!
“You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie