Monday, August 06, 2012

Sales Joke of the Day (August 6) It Starts Early

During a magazine and newspaper subscription a young paperboy learned about good salesmanship and bested his peers.  His supervisor had instructed the kids to maintain a positive attitude, even when turned down.  One potential customer told the boy, "I've got papers magazines strewn all over the place!  I don't need anymore."

The kid's response?  "Well Mister, how about a subscription to 'Good Housekeeping' to help you get the rest of your magazines in order?"

He made the sale.

Moral of the story.   It's a tough economy out there.  But the kid's supervisor was spot on.  To be successful you have to maintain a positive attitude even when you're turned down.

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success." 

                    -    Elbert Hubbard