The Apprentice - Baby Bear Says "Please Buy My Wedding Dresses"
It was 6.30am, the phone rang, and it was Francis telling the apprentices they had 30 minutes to get ready and the cars would arrive. Oh and they needed to pack an overnight bag.
They have just woken up, hair everywhere and with the morning after breath.
Thirty minutes later, pristine, not a hair out of place and Raef had time to make his bed! Did you see Raef make his bed – don’t you just love him?
How many bathrooms does that house have?
This week’s task was the Wedding Fair. Pick two stockists of Wedding gear and sell as much as you can at the fair. One of the items had to be wedding dresses.
The team leaders this week were Helena – I do not like her. She thinks she is much bigger than what she really is. Bossy and two-faced.
The other Team Leader was Lucinda. I like Lucinda. Gets the job done without being dictatorial. I think others like working for her.
Helena had a difficult job this week. She certainly had the weakest members. Alex who just shifts blame onto others. Emotional Michael who loves throwing his toys out his own pram. Michael certainly needs to grow up.
Did you see the part when Michael says, “I’ll give you a hug and a kiss, if you buy now”. What a bonus! Yuk!
I bet the customers were thinking, “No! I buy it if you don’t hug and kiss us!”
Another Michael approach he used when he was trying to sell wedding cakes – unique wedding cakes – and the customer said “No”.
“Have a dull cake then, if that is what you want”.
Really, are you going to buy from someone who says that to you?
When you buy something the person, doing the selling also influences you. No matter how good the product if you do not have rapport with the seller, you are not going to buy.
Michael does not understand that.
The other thing about Michael is that if the customers do not buy from him, he blames them. He doesn’t look at himself and think “Right, where did I go wrong? Next time I need to change my approach”. No, he just calls the customers “Dumb, dumbs” for not buying.
Michael, you are an idiot.
However, he is still there. He is the cat with nine lives. Therefore, Sir Allan (SAS) must see something. I cannot.
As Michael volunteered to show SAS what he could do, I expect to see Michael next week as one of the Team Leaders. It depends upon who he has in his team whether or not his team loses and then he gets fired.
I felt a little sorry for this weeks ‘fired’ person – Sarah. She was in a weak team and just did not defend herself in the boardroom very well.
I think Alex or Michael should have gone.
Is Claire going to do it and win or will she open her mouth and dig herself a big hole?
Will Lee’s continual outburst of “That’s what I’m talking about” get right up SAS nose and get him fired?
Will Raef have the strength and character to defend himself when he faces being on a losing team and almost being fired?
Or will Lucinda, the quiet, natural leader come through and pip everyone at the final post?
Who knows? SAS will decide.