Having supported many salespeople over the years, I thought it might be fun to share their abundant wisdom and remarkable selling skills with my readers.
The following pearls of wisdom are from actual emails I received.
“This is much better than anything we have sold them in the past.”
“Usually if the rough draft is good, the final proposal is good, so we only want good rough drafts.”
“In the PowerPoint, I like that we hide the cost savings until the end, but can we show it to the client earlier?”
“No one cares what time it is outside of the US.”
“We need something really fantasy-like and creative, but it needs to be realistic.”
“We don’t need to tell them the truth unless they ask.”
“I have no problem presenting the second scenario, except that it makes me uncomfortable.”
“Can you remove everything that makes their office manager look stupid? It’s OK if the presentation runs short.”
“He doesn’t know anything about the product. He’s just here to close.”
“Let’s just take them out to lunch. They don’t really care what brand they buy. They just want free shit. Can you make the reservation for me?”
“I’ll wear my closing miniskirt.”