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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Sales Focus – Use humor to heat up your sales


Did you hear the one about… Tell a joke once in a while. One that makes you laugh out loud. Sometimes business can be stressful and overwhelming; even more so with this extended virus continuously throwing a wrench in our updated sales plans. Have a thought, or story, or joke available that puts a smile on your customer’s face to keep things in perspective. Here are another Baker’s Dozen of my favorites:

  • The person who invented the ballet skirt was at a loss to come up with a name for it until they put two and two together.
  • Did you hear about the man who got hit by the same bike every morning? It was a vicious cycle.
  • I ran to the emergency room the minute I heard my uncle got run over by a steamroller. The doc said my uncle was behind curtain 5, curtain 6, and curtain 7.
  • What do dentists call their x-rays? Tooth pics!
  • I couldn’t believe the highway department called my dad a thief. But when I got home, the signs were all there.
  • I keep telling myself I have got to start losing weight, but I feel like I have way too much on my plate right now.
  • And the Lord said unto John, “Come forth and you will receive eternal life.” But John came fifth and won a toaster.
  • My teachers told me I’d never amount to much since I procrastinate so much. I told them, “Just you wait!”
  • My wife accused me the other day of being too immature. I told her to get out of my fort.
  • Someone stole my mood ring yesterday. I still don’t know how I feel about that.
  • Why did the nurse carry red crayons? In case she had to draw blood.
  • I’m really nervous and really excited for the amateur autopsy club I just joined. Tuesday is open Mike night.
  • I went to the breakfast joint and asked the waitress what the password was. She said, “You have to order first.” I ordered two eggs, two bacon strips, two wheat toast, and coffee, then asked for the password again. She said, “I told you: ‘youhavetoorderfirst’ one word, all lower case.”
  • My grandpa used to sprinkle a tablespoon of gunpowder on his eggs every morning. Said it gave him energy through the day. When he died at the ripe old age of 96, he left behind a grieving wife, 6 children, 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a 25-foot hole in the side of the crematorium.

Remember, use humor and Heat Up Your Sales!

Mike Cooper
Mike Cooper
Mike Cooper is Certified Sales Coach at Sales Kitchen and Board Member at RideAssistNaperville.org. Contact him at Mike@SalesKitchen.com.