Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (April 8) Trust.

Tony was very excited; he had just landed his first professional sales role. On his first day at the company, the sales manager took him up on to the roof of the building and said, "I am going to give you your very first lesson in sales. Stand on the edge of the roof."

Reluctantly, the new salesman moved closer and closer to the edge of the roof.

"Now," said the sales manager, "when I say, 'jump!' I want you to jump off the roof."

"But, sir," protested the green sales recruit, "that's a huge drop!"

"Do you want to succeed in sales?" said the sales manager."


"And you trust me, don't you?"

"Yes, I guess."

"So do as I say and jump!"

Tony jumped. He crashed to the ground and lay there, winded and bruised. His sales manager went racing down the stairs towards him. "That was your first lesson in sales, Tony. Never trust anyone in business!"

Moral of the Story.    There will be ups and downs throughout your career as a sales professional.  But if you work hard enough and persist long enough you'll end up graduating from the school of hard knocks with a Degree in Street Smarts.  But don't let the pavement hit you on the way down!  Ouch!!!

"A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them."   -  John C. Maxwell