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FW: Go fish
For your thought provoking pleasure. Sales Training 101, from my pal Ray
John L. Mc Laurin
Global Election Systems, Inc.
Ormond Beach, Florida
From: Ray Jones [mailto:rjones@BEAVERFISH.com]
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 1:45 PM
To: 'chip'; 'j mclaurin'
Subject: FW: Go fish
> Go fish
> A young guy from Texas moves to California and goes to a big department
store looking for a job.
> The manager says, "Do you have any sales experience?"
> The kid says, "Yeah, I was a salesman back home in Texas."
> Well, the boss liked the kid so he gave him the job. "You start
> tomorrow. I'll come down after we
> close and see how you did."
> His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. After the
> store was locked up, the boss
> came down. "How many sales did you make today?" Kid says, "One." The boss
> says, "Just one?
> Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale
> for?" Kid says
> Boss says "101,237.64? What in the world did you sell?"
> Kid says, "First I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium
> fish hook. Then I sold him
> a larger fish hook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him
> where he was going fishing
> and he said down at the coast so I told him he was gonna need a boat, so
> we went down to the
> boat department and I sold him that twin engine Chris Craft. Then he
> said he didn't think his
> Honda Civic would pull it so I took him down to the automotive department
> and sold him that
> 4x4 Blazer."
> The boss said, "A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a
> boat and truck?"
> Kid says, "No, he came in here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and
> I said, 'Well, your
> weekend's shot. You might as well go fishing."