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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
904-672-0460  Office
904-672-7328  Fax

-----Original Message-----
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
>  "$101,237.64"
>   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."