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What were the different jobs we had? Some of us were in charge of finance and sales. Some of us were in charge of logistics and promotions. My job was promoting the booth by handing out fliers to the people in the bazaar. You probably think that it is the easiest job among the four, but it wasn’t.
When we successfully give fliers to people, we honestly feel wonderful. When some of them ignore us, we feel like a big fail! It’s definitely difficult to try to get someone’s attention and promote your business without annoying customers. Honestly, I think we kind of annoyed some people because when we give them fliers, they say “Oh it’s okay, I already have some!”
From now on, I will appreciate those who hand out fliers 10x more. I finally know how they feel and what they go through to promote their business and get customers.
One more thing: Our goal for the bazaar wasn’t to earn money for us, students, but to raise money for the Typhoon Yolanda victims. All our profits are going to be donated to the victims and none will be kept for ourselves! I heard that the money we raised could actually buy a small fishing boat for a family and that made me so glad.
Even though I was knocked out after each day, I had a lot of fun. I would love to participate in another bazaar! It would be a stunning experience again and I can learn more things like how to speak clearly and confidently to customers and what to say to get their attention.
The Cuenca bazaar was an extraordinary experience I had with friends and I look forward to more bazaars in the future!