Monday, November 04, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (November 4) The Sports Car.

A super successful saleswoman was driving home in a flashy sports car when she got caught in a terrible hailstorm.  Her expensive sports car became covered in tiny dents, so she stopped at a garage for help.  The mechanic, was so jealous of her car and her success, that he decided to have some fun at her expense.  He told her that when she got home, all she had to do was blow into the exhaust pipe as hard as she could and all the dents would pop out again.

Back home, the super successful saleswoman, followed the mechanic's instructions, huffing and puffing with all her might, but to no effect.   Alerted by the strange noises coming from the garage, her yuppie boyfriend, a tax collector by trade, came out to the garage to see what all the fuss was about.  The super successful saleswoman, repeated what the mechanic had told her to do.

Her boyfriend, the tax collector, rolled his eyes to heaven.  He could not believe her stupidity.  "Duh!" he exclaimed.  "You have to wind up the windows first!"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales and at life in general, you have to have a good, diversified network.  No one can be an expert in all areas.  But if your network's bench is deep enough, you should have at least one person in your network who is an expert in any given field.   That way, when you run into something like car troubles, you personally know an  expert in the field, that you can trust to take care of that problem for you.   A great network means you'll never get taken advantage of again.

"Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it."    
                                                                                                            -    Agatha Christie