Friday, October 11, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (archives) On-Line Dating.

A young professional saleswoman went on-line to find herself the perfect date.  She was tired of wasting her time with her girlfriends at clubs, at weekend resort getaways or at boring charity events where all the "Mr. Rights" supposedly hung out.

So after registering her qualifications, adjusted optimally to secure her someone worthy of course, she began to list the qualities she wanted in her mate for life.  She wanted someone who enjoyed water sports, ate mostly fish no beef,  liked company, favored formal attire and was very small.

The on-line dating's site computer program operated flawlessly.

It sent her a penguin.

Moral of the story.   As any true sales professional knows, there is only so much one can do from your desk with a database and a web browser.   (Remember, it doesn't take much to have a great looking web-page.)  If you want to be successful in sales you need to get out in your territory and meet people face to face.  That's the only way to make a real long-lasting connection and properly ascertain what's really going on out there.

"What's the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat?  Chicken and fish.  You know what you should do?  Combine them, eat a penguin."    -      Dave Attell