Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (March 16) The Elevator Pinch.

As the crowded elevator descended, Mrs. Wilson became increasingly annoyed with her husband, a salesman, who was delighted to be pressed against a gorgeous blonde.

As the elevator stopped at the main floor, the blonde suddenly whirled, slapped Mr. Wilson, and said, "That will teach you to pinch!"

Bewildered, the salesman was halfway to the parking lot with his wife when he choked, "I ----  I -----  didn't pinch that girl."

"Of course you didn't," said his wife, consolingly.  "I did."

Moral of the story.  As a sales professional your career will have several ups and downs.  However, when you're on an crowded elevator stay focused on the task at hand.  You should be thinking about "pitches" not "pinches."  Make sure that your elevator pitch is polished.  You never want to feel that cold hard slap of reality your career might receive if your "pitch" is not well timed, positioned or received.