The MI (Musical Instrument) training went well today. This morning was really good with a review of audio math and tidbit information, presented by Chris. This afternoon was spent primarily going through products that we already knew about and had been using, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to have a refresher course on some products that had been forgotten about, overlook or misunderstood before. I’m thinking this could be a great investment for other people in the company to come back and see. I understand that later in the week they are going to make us role play and try out sales techniques as well. I’m not sure if they will necessarily apply to us since we aren’t MI, but sometimes the pieces will fit in our puzzle as well as theirs.
I didn’t see anyone from EV today that we weren’t already working with in the training, but was thinking that I need to track down Guy and Sue to at least introduce myself in person while I am here. We had a good time hanging out with the guys both at the factory and then tonight at two bars/clubs in downtown. At the first one we had dinner and then went to the second one for a live band. Unfortunately I don’t remember the names, but the dinner joint was at the end of the of the train line and the other one was a good few blocks from there.
I ended up walking from the live music venue back to the train and then riding the train back to the Mall of America in order to get some time in on the phone, get some fresh air, get out of the club and experience some more of Minneapolis. It didn’t end up really saving me any time as I only got back about 20-30 minutes before the guys did on the bus, but at least now I can say I rode the train (not that I know what it is called). Happy Birthday Amanda!
Now I really need to get to sleep so I can get up in six hours for another fun filled day. I’ll be getting a car tomorrow after the training and I believe we have the evening off so we’ll see what kind of trouble we can’t cause on our own. I think it is worth reporting that I was thinking earlier today that we were either going home tonight or tomorrow, so I guess I’m just not used to these longer trips! Where’s Tara when I need her?