Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 17th) Sales Tools.

There was this little salesman sitting in a bar, drinking his beer, minding his own business when all of a sudden this great big burly beast of a dude comes in and -- WHACK!! -- knocks him off the bar stool and onto the floor.

The big dude says, "That was a karate chop from Korea!"

The little salesman thinks "GEEZ," but he gets back up on the stool and starts drinking again when all of a sudden -- WHACK!! -- the big dude knocks him down AGAIN and says, "That was a judo chop from Japan."

So the little salesman has had enough of this... He gets up, brushes himself off and quietly leaves. The little salesman is gone for an hour or so. But then thinks for awhile and asks himself, " Why shouldn't I be at the bar if I want to?"

So the little salesman goes back to the bar, walks up behind the big dude and WHAM!!!"  He knocks the big dude off his stool.  In fact he hits him so hard he knocks him out cold!!!   The little salesman looks at the bartender and says, "When he gets up, tell him that's a crowbar from Sears!"

Moral of the story.   No matter what the challenge, a salesman with the right sales tools and enough effort can overcome the biggest obstacles!  Never underestimate the value of having the right sales tool at your disposal at the right time!

"We become what we behold.  We shape our tools and then our tools shape us."
-  Marshall McLuhan