Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (February 23) The Beer.

A salesman goes into a bar and orders a beer.  He takes a sip of the beer and a small voice says, "Nice Tie!"

The salesman looks around and doesn't see anyone. A little puzzled, he takes another sip, and again the voice says, "Nice shirt too!"

Now the salesman calls the bartender back and complains that every time he takes a sip of beer he hears a small voice. 

"Oh never mind that!" replied the bartender.  "That's just the peanuts!   They're complimentary!"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales you need to be part of a great team.   Sales can't succeed alone.  Marketing, support, engineering, finance, collections and human resources all contribute to your success.   Don't forget to pay them at least compliment from time to time.  After all, compliments are free!

"Everybody likes a compliment."     -   Abe Lincoln