Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (December 24) The Present.

"What would you like for Christmas, darling?" asked the salesman as the couple prepared to spend their 20th Christmas together.  "How about a new wardrobe full of designer labels?"

"No, I don't think so," replied the salesman's wife.

"Then, what about a new Mercedes?"

"No, I don't think so," replied the salesman's wife.

"What about a Christmas holiday in Bali?"

"No, I don't think so," replied the salesman's wife.  "You see, what I really want is a divorce."

"A divorce?" exclaimed the salesman.  "Sorry, darling.  I wasn't planning to spend nearly that much!"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales, they must be constantly North polling their customers and prospects to determine their ever-changing list of needs and wants.   At the same time, true sales professionals are aligning these needs and wants to the prospect's or customer's budget in order to keep things real.   Failure to keep any proposed project within budgetary reality could have you heading to Splitsville.   And where's the commission in that?

"Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice."         - Dave Berry