Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 27) Fishing.

A kind-hearted salesman was walking through Central Park in New York and was astonished to see an old man, fishing rod in hand, fishing over a beautiful bed of lilies.

"Tsk!  Tsk!" said the salesman to himself as he passed by.  "What a sad sight.  That poor old man is fishing over a bed of flowers, I'll see if I can help him out."

The kind salesman walked up to the old man and asked, "What are you doing, my friend?"

"Fishin, sir."

"Fishin, eh?  Well how would you like to com have a drink with me?"

The old man stood, put his rod away and followed the kind salesman to the corner bar.  He ordered a large glass of beer and a fine cigar.

His host, the kind salesman, felt good about helping the old man, and he asked, "Tell me, old friend, how many did you catch this morning?"

The old fellow took a long drag on the cigar, blew a careful smoke ring and replied, "You are the sixth today, sir!"

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that in order to be successful in sales, you have to be fishing for opportunities 24 X 7.  The real trick, you can only learn through experience, is making sure you stay focused on "reel" opportunities while not falling for someone else's bait.

"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope."  -  John Buchan