Monday, March 31, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (March 31) Contracts.

Seeing the salesman poring through the contents of a shoe box, his wife asked him:  "What are you looking for?"

"Nothing," replied the salesman.

"Nothing?  You've been reading our marriage certificate for over half an hour."

"If you must know," replied the salesman, "I was just looking for an expiry date."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed, they must know the terms of conditions of their company's standard contracts.   Any deviations from the company's standard contract must get legal approval.  If you should at some point forget to pay attention to contractual details, you could spend years and years of your life regretting it.

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."     - Samuel Goldwyn