Friday, March 28, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (March 28) The Hospital Visit.

A salesman went to a hospital to visit a friend.  He hadn't been inside a hospital for years and felt very ignorant about all the new technology.  A technician followed him into the elevator, wheeling a large, intimidating machines with numerous tubes, wires and dials.

The salesman looked up and smiled:  "I certainly wouldn't want to be hooked up to that."

"Neither would I," replied the technician.  "It's the floor-waxing machine."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to successful in sales you have to keep up with technology.   At least the technical advancements in your industry.   Technology can have a huge impact on how customers and consumers do things, what they need and what they want.  Failing to keep up when others adapt to new technologies, could leave you behind, wondering what happened.  Don't let that happen.   Avoid turning your career into an emergency and letting your competition mop the floor with you.   Get plugged in.  Stay current with technology.

"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.  Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."     -     Bill Gates