Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (April 1) Name Dropping.

The salesman and his family were taking a tour through the White House. The salesman and his wife had been married for seven years and had two children, a five year old boy named Jimmy, and a three month old girl named Linda. 

The salesman was getting tired of pushing his daughter in the stroller so he said to his son, "Jimmy, cart her around." 

The janitor who was busy mopping the floor, but still overheard the salesman, replied,  "No, but Obama is just down that hall in the West Wing." 

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that they need to be very discrete when dropping names.  You never know who may be listening and just how they may be connected to the name being dropped.  Remember, name dropping, like a wet floor, can get slippery.  Proceed with caution.