Beauty Parade

In business they call it a beauty parade.

I have a product or service I’d like your company to buy. Others offer a similar product or service. The purchaser arranges what amounts to a play-off, pitting likely suppliers against each other – not directly, but in some quasi-civilized lions and gladiators way.

As it is with dating. The twist in dating is that it is (almost) always the woman who must be wooed. She advertises for suppliers for the contract that any number of blokes might want to fulfill. Few are likely deemed acceptable to even bid. Depending upon the factors involved, maybe none of them will make the grade.

At which point the request for tender/contract application cycle begins afresh.

This, single men, is the beauty parade of which you are a part. Is your PowerPoint presentation up to snuff?

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