Thursday, May 08, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 8) 'Face' the Truth.

A few days before his son was due to leave for his first semester at University, the salesman sat him down for a quiet chat.

"Son," he said, "in college you're going to be surrounded by beautiful girls, so I got you something from the chemist."

"Dad, you didn't need to. I've already got condoms."

"With a face like yours son," said the salesman, "you won't be needing condoms.  I bought you some anti-depressants."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know whether they're speaking to their kids or their clients, it's always best to never pull any punches.   In this day and age, cultivating a no-nonsense, straight to the point personality takes time and effort.  You may not be popular but you will be effective.   Getting people to "face" the truth is sometimes the most help anyone else has ever given them.

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."                                  -   Albert Einstein