Everyone has “that” question.
It’s the same people asking the same question …over and over and over and OVER again.
You make the answer to “that” question available by every means at your disposal — You create an informational sheet and distribute it to everyone in the group. You create a document and post it in a Share drive accessible by everyone. You print out a copy and put it in a binder on your desk. You even create a keyword that sends info instantly via text message! BUT, people still come and ask you that damned question rather than using one of the (many!) ways of getting that information themselves.
I’ve long believed that innovation comes complete dissatisfaction with the way a particular thing is currently done, and from relieving pain. And believe me, that question has become a HUGE pain-in-my-youknowwhat!
Introducing the Dumball Machine!
The Dumball Machine is just like a gumball machine, except that instead of dispensing rock-hard sugary treats whose flavor evaporates after only a few seconds — this machine dispenses the stock answer to “that” question (to which the answer apparently evaporates just as quickly.)
From this point forward, anyone bugging you with a question you’ve answered so many times that the words are like razor blades whenever you speak them, can now be directed toward the Dumball Machine. For the low price of 50-cents their question can be answered immediately! You can even include a free toy for that extra incentive needed to make them part with those two shiny quarters.
My Dumball Machine currently provides the answer to the standard sizes, shapes, and positions of web banners that can appear on our radio station websites. What information would YOUR Dumball Machine dispense? Add it to the comments below!
Note: You will soon be able to order your own custom Dumball Machine from www.DumballMachine.com!