Saturday, January 04, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (January 4) Parroting.

A salesman went to his priest one day and told him, "Father, I have a problem. I have two female parrots, but they only know how to say one thing."

"What do they say?" the priest inquired.

"They say, 'Hi, we're in sales!  Do you want to have some fun?'" replied the salesman.

"That's almost obscene!" the priest exclaimed. Then he thought for a moment. "You know," he said, "I may have a solution to your problem. I have two male talking parrots whom I have taught to pray and read the Bible. Bring your two parrots over to my house, and we'll put them in the cage with Francis and Job. My parrots can teach your parrots to praise and worship, and your parrots are sure to stop saying 'that' phrase in no time."

"Thank you," the salesman responded, "this may very well be the solution."

The next day the salesman brought his female parrots to the priest's house. As the priest ushered the salesman in, the salesman saw that the priest's two male parrots were inside their cage, holding rosary beads and praying. Impressed, the salesman walked over and placed his parrots in with them.

After a few minutes, the salesman's female parrots cried out in unison: "Hi, we're in sales!  Do you want to have some fun?"

There was stunned silence.  Finally, one male parrot looked over at the other male parrot and exclaimed, "Put the beads away, Francis, our prayers have been answered!"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed in sales you have to be enthusiastic about what you do.   Such enthusiasm is contagious and raise everyone's productivity.  Besides, what's wrong with having a little fun at work?

"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it, nothing great was ever achieved."    
                                                                                                        -  Ralph Waldo Emerson