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As you can see, street teaming can be a great way to bond with fellow drivers, spread awareness in your ’hood, and earn some extra cash in the process. But it can be a little intimidating to walk up to a complete stranger and ask them to download the app. Here are some tips to help ease your nerves!
It's All in the Pitch (and Swag)
Make sure you know how to comfortably explain the app in 10 to 20 seconds. Here are some great one-liners to try out:
- A friend with a car, whenever you need one.
- Friendly rides on-demand, from your phone.
- Friendly transportation, made simple.
Yelling “get your Lyft credit” into a crowd isn't so effective; instead, politely approach a friendly-looking stranger and ask if they’d like a mustache sticker or cuddlestache. Then explain what the app is, guide them through the download process, and watch their face light up with delightenment.
Mind Your Manners
Remember those etiquette pointers your mom taught you? Well, they apply to street teaming, too! Being polite goes a long way — especially since you’re asking people to take time to hear you out.
- Don't interrupt people mid-conversation
- Say please and thank you
- Be mindful of people's time
Check the Forecast
In extreme weather, people want to get to where they need without interruption, and are less willing to spend the time to hear you out.
Strength in Numbers
Having a good ratio of men and women is important to ensure that new friends feel comfortable when being approached by strangers.
Smile, and Have Fun
You were handpicked to be a Lyft driver because of your personality. Let it shine!
How do you pitch Lyft to newbies? Comment below with your best delivery, and we'll give a complimentary ride for the best answers.