Quote from lecavalier4
i wish i could help you out, but i am in the same boat. i have not had a first case yet, so i do not have a sample case study. where do we get one? do we use a sample from whatever program we went through? or do we make it up?
bluehair: did you find the office visits easier to do?
yes, so far i have found the in-person interviews to be easier on me. more effective? not necessarily so, and not likely the best use of my time. but - as a temporary
transition so i can see their responses as i get over my fear of marketing - yes, it's really helping. i am exceptionally visual about life, and being able to read someone's body language is a big help to me. i have never had any problem caring for any patient, whether a street person or some big hospital ceo. never had a problem interacting with even the most difficult md's - always can figure out some way to make the interaction work. but that was always in person. this follow-up phoning after mailing packets really stops me cold. mailing just a few packets, showing up with a package of holiday cookies with a bow to introduce myself and attempt to follow-up has gotten me moving. i have only done a very few - but can feel my fears starting to melt, lol! so - i will not overwhelm myself by committing to 20 packets next week. i plan on doing 10, a number i know i can commit to actually
completing and following up on (maybe even by phone, lol!).
i admire those who can really go for it in marketing. obviously they are much more likely to be successful, once people realize their business exists. you aren't likely to get any work if no one knows you are even out there.
as for my case study - we had case studies for the program i took (lnc stat). part of their marketing package provides you with a case study to print and use. they were part of the program, so you did actually review this on your own before coming up with the final product (you aren't just pretending to have done the case study).
best wishes to all!!! let's go get 'em!