Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (archives) The Speech.

A Vice President of Sales of a major company was scheduled to address an important convention, so he asked his executive assistant to write him a punchy, twenty minute speech.  But when the Vice President of Sales returned from the convention he was furious.

"What's the idea of writing me an hour long speech?" he raged at  his executive assistant.  "Most of the audience walked out before I was even halfway through!"

The executive assistant was mystified.  "I wrote you a twenty minute speech," he said.  "I also gave you the two extra copies you asked for!"

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that when you give a speech, never rely on others to do your preparation.  You never want to be caught short....  or long.

"Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes."    -     William Shakespeare