Saturday, February 08, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (February 8) The Puny Lumberjack.

A puny salesman, down on his luck, decided to supplement his income with a second job as a lumberjack.  But the foreman told him, "Sorry, pal.  You're too weak."

"I may look weak,"  protested the puny salesman, "but I'm not.  At least give me a chance to show what I can do."

"Okay then,"  replied the foreman, "see that giant redwood over there?  Let's see you chop it down."

Half an hour later, to the amazement of the foreman, the giant redwood was lying on its side.

"Where did you learn to chop down trees like that?" asked the foreman.

"The Sahara Forest," replied the puny salesman.

"You mean the Sahara Desert?" asked the foreman.

"Sure," replied the puny salesman, if that's what they call it now."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales you have to chop down big deals one swing at a time.  Working with sharpened sales skills make the job go that much easier.

"People love chopping wood.  In this activity one immediately sees results."   
                                                            -  Albert Einstein