Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (December 17) The Wedding Guests.

The salesman, his wife, and their five year old son were all invited to their cousin's wedding.   It would be their son's first wedding and they thought it would be a great learning experience for him. 

During the ceremony, the five year old son, whispered to his mother, "Why is the bride wearing all white?"

"Because, by wearing white she represents purity and hope for the future," answered the salesman's wife.

"Mom," their five year old son whispered again, "why is the groom wearing black then?"

"Shush now.  We must be quiet and show respect for the ceremony," his mother replied.

Later that evening, at the reception, the salesman's son, undaunted, still had questions.  With his mother away from the table, he seized upon the opportunity to get some answers from his father.

"Dad, why does the bride wear nothing but white?"

"Well son, most kitchen appliances come in white," answered the salesman.

"Dad, how much does it cost to get married?"

"I don't honestly know the answer to that one yet son.   Your mother and I were married over ten years ago now, and I'm still paying.   Why don't you wait to ask me that question until the day that you get married?  I'm sure I'll have a much more accurate answer for you by then."

Moral of the story.    True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales, they have to be perpetually curious and perpetually asking questions.   If one contact within the organization can't answer your question, or doesn't give you the answers you are looking for, simply ask someone else.    

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."           -     Walt Disney