Monday, October 21, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (October 21) The Prescription Bottle.

A salesman came home from work and noticed that his father seemed to be avoiding his grandchildren.  "What's the problem?" asked the salesman.  "Normally you love playing with them."

The old man whisked a medicine prescription bottle from his pocket and said:  "Read the label.  That's why!"

The salesman took the bottle and read the label:   "Take two pills a day, one in the morning, and one in the evening just before going to bed.  KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN."

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales one has to be a people person.   You need to go out and talk with your customers and prospects in order to get to know them and their business.   This type of  face-to-face communication demands an outgoing personality.  You either have it or you don't.  If you're shy and prefer staying indoors in front of a computer screen, perhaps sales isn't the career for you.   It's not like you can order up a prescription to provide you with the courage you'll need to be successful.

"To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind and sound body."  -  Francis Bowen