Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 17) The Dinner.

A salesman, on the road, is dining in a fancy restaurant, and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table.  He had been checking her out since she sat down, but lacked the nerve to talk with her.

Suddenly she sneezes and her glass eye comes flying out its socket, right towards the salesman.  He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of mid-mid air and hands it right back to her.   "Oh, I am so sorry," the gorgeous woman says as she pops her eye back in lace.  "Let me buy you dessert to make it up to you."

They enjoy a wonderful dessert together, and afterwards, the woman invites him to the theater followed by drinks.  After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come over to her place and stay for breakfast the next morning.

The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings.  The salesman is amazed.   Everything over the last twelve hours had been incredible!   "You know," he said to the gorgeous woman, you are the perfect woman.  Are you this nice to every man you meet?"

"No," she replied, "you just happened to catch my eye."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that their sales success often depends upon their ability to give eye catching presentations.   Without a little flair, showmanship and perhaps a little humor, how are you going to get your prospect's attention?   Ask yourself, just how are you going to make their eyes pop out?

"The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition."     
-  W. H. Auden