Monday, November 04, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (archives) The Lemon

An out of work saleswoman, needing work for some time, decides that even though she is over qualified she will apply for a job at a Florida lemon grove.


"Look miss," says the foreman, "Have you any actual experience in picking lemons?"


"Well," said the saleswoman, "As a matter of fact I do!  I've been divorced three times!"


Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales, you need to be able to align your benefits with the needs of your prospect.   Real talent lies in one's ability to turn an apparent liability into an asset.


"When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade."    -    Dale Carnegie