Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (September 18) The Match.

A salesman and his wife were at the second half of a double-header baseball game.   Through the darkness, they spotted a pair of young lovers caressing each other passionately.

"I don't know whether to watch them or watch the game!" remarked the salesman.

"Watch them," advised his wife.  "You already know how to play baseball."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed in sales, sometimes it pays to watch the other guy.   If one rep on your team keeps closing deals while every one else just seems to be sitting there in the dark; observe him or her closely to see how they are doing it.   Constant observation and adaptation will always keep your sales game lit up.

"Baseball is a lot like life.  It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs.  You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life."   -     Ernie Harwell