I've been doing door-to-door most of my life; probably because I'm just wierd enough that I don't care if people like me or not yet not so wierd that I put people off. The funny thing is that the more I've done it, the more I've enjoyed it. Today I just did three hours worth in -15 C weather, froze my kiester off, and it was the best ever.
I admit, there were times when I thought that I should pack it in and go home, but every time that happened someone would show such interest in the program that I would have to keep going. I find it hugely rewarding when some one smiles and says "Yes, I know that church; sounds interesting; I might come."
So in the spirit of the pseudo-expertise that permiates the blogosphere, here's five things I've learned over the years that can make door-to-door a rewarding experience.
"Top Five Door-to-door Tips"
- Whenever your not talking to someone, pray silently. If you do this, the worst afternoon can be a positive spiritual experience.
- When in doubt, smile.
- Practice what to say, and keep it short, to the point, and non-threatening.
- If you're turned down, move on graciously and quickly.
- Dress like you're going to a casual party at a friends house.