A salesman is dining in a fancy restaurant, a couple of days before Christmas, and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He had been checking her out since he sat down, but lacked the nerve to talk with her.
Suddenly she sneezes and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket
towards the salesman. He reflectively reaches out, grabs it out of the
air, and hands it back to her. "Oh my, I am so sorry," the woman says
as she pops her eye back in place. "Let me buy you dessert to make it
up to you."
They enjoy a wonderful dessert together, and afterwards, the woman
invites him to the theatre followed by drinks. After paying for
everything, she asks the salesman if he would like to come back to her
place and stay for breakfast the next morning.
The following morning, she cooks him a gourmet meal with all the
trimmings. The salesman is amazed! Everything had been incredible!
"You know," said the salesman, "you are the perfect woman. Are you this nice to every guy you meet?"
"No," replied the woman, "you just happened to catch my eye."
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in order to
succeed at sales they need to fully understand the importance of
establishing and maintaining good eye contact with prospects and
clients. Good eye contact establishes credibility, indicates
confidence and goes a long way to closing the deal with customers.
Failure to make good eye contact often leads to a lack of trust and lost
"People simply don't make eye contact anymore." - Eric Kripke