Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 14) Communication.

A salesman was trying to prove to his wife that women talk more than men.  He showed her a study which indicated that men use about 10,000 words per day, whereas women use 20,000 words per day.

The salesman's wife thought about this for awhile.  She then told the salesman that women use twice as many words as men because each time they talk to men they have to repeat everything they say.

The salesman looked stunned and automatically replied, "What?"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that communication is key to their success.  For more precise communication a good vocabulary is essential.  For informed communication reading and an extensive knowledge of current events can't be beat.  For efficient and effective communication great listening skills are absolutely essential.   Say what?

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."      
-  George Bernard Shaw