Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (April 9) Names.

"I can't believe you and Claire are splitting up," said one salesman to another at the bar after work.  "I've always though of you as the perfect couple, that you'd be together forever.  Surely you can sort things out.  It can't be that bad."

"Well," explained the second salesman, "we were driving through a red-light district last night when Claire said: "Oh look, it's one of those hookers, or prostitutes, or whores or whatever you call them." And I said: 'It's Kelly.  Her name is Kelly.' "

The first salesman fell silent for a moment, and then said: "So, who do you think will get to keep the house?"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales you need to be able to remember people names.   Great sales people make sure they only drop those names when it is advantageous for them to do so.

"First you forget names, then you forget faces.  Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down."  -  George Burns