There are some really scummy tricks in sales and marketing, and companies use these tricks to prey upon good people.
They are disgusting, anti-relational techniques that work to take away your choice and manipulate you into making a decision.
You feel dirty, demeaned and grubby after walking through the process.
I know this because I just wasted 15 minutes of my life talking to a lady in New York, who I thought was offering me a free membership to a distinguished business society BUT instead of course she was trying to sell me a very expensive membership. She only mentioned that I had to pay anything at all at the very end of the process, just before I clicked off.
Genuine business is NOT the act of fishing for a prospect instead it’s the act of extending your hand and forming a mutually beneficial partnership.
Be a genuine human being in your business dealings AND do everything in a way that is respectful to every person involved.