Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (January 18) The Dinner Invite.

A salesman was invited to a dinner party being held by one of his co-workers.  During the meal, the four year old daughter of one of his co-workers was staring at him unceasingly.  In fact she was staring at him so hard she could hardly eat her food.

The salesman checked his tie, felt his face for food, patted his hair in place, and a myriad assortment of other things, but nothing he did, could stop the four year old girl from staring at him.  Finally the salesman's patience was exhausted.  

"Why are you staring at me?" asked the salesman.

Everyone else at the table had noticed the young girl's focus on the salesman, and all went quiet to hear her response.

The little girl replied, "I just want to see how you drink like a fish."

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that in order to succeed in sales you need to have a good reputation.  If your reputation isn't a good one, it will not only precede you, it will cost you sales.

"You can't buy a good reputation; you must earn it."     -  Harvey Mackay