Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 7) Red Ears.

Did you hear about the real estate salesman with two red ears who went to the doctor’s office?

The doctor asked him what had happened to his ears.

"I was ironing a shirt and the phone rang," answered the real estate salesman. "But instead of picking up the phone I picked up the iron and stuck it to my ear."

"Darn," the doctor exclaimed in disbelief. "That's gotta hurt.  But then, what happened to your other ear?"

The real estate salesman replied, "Whoever it was, called back.  Bloody telemarketers."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know better than to answer a phone on the first ring.  It smacks of desperation.  Wait two full rings before answering any phone.  If you have call display, this will give you a chance to determine who it is and prepare mentally for the upcoming conversation.  Remember, if you answer the phone on the first ring, you're going in unprepared and you could get burned!

"Today or any day that phone may ring and bring good news."  -  Ethel Waters