Welcome to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board, an online scroll saw forum community where you can join thousands of scrollers from around the world discussing all things related to Scrolling. To gain full access to the message board you must register for a free account.
As a registered member you will be able to:
* Browse over 200,000 posts.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Support Team.
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
|02-14-2012, 08:07 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Edge of the Great Sonoran Desert
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.
Little Sally led off: "I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30," she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."
"Very good," said the teacher.
Little Jenny was next:
"I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."
"Very good, Jenny," said the teacher..
Eventually, it was Little Bobby's turn.
The teacher held her breath ...
Little Bobby walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467," he said.
"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling?"
"Toothbrushes," said Little Bobby.
"Toothbrushes!" echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?"
"I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Bobby, "I set up a Dip & Chip stand and gave everybody who walked by a free sample."
They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog poop!"
Then I would ask, "It is dog poop. Wanna buy a toothbrush?”
He finished saying, “I did what my dad said the newspaper and television news strategy was: give something crappy for free and then sell people something to help get that taste out of their mouth."
|02-14-2012, 08:58 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Jersey
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
The kids a born politician.
A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
delta 650, hawk G426
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Selling on QVC||MikeDingas||Scroll Saw Business Side||4||08-06-2011 04:23 PM|
|A different way of selling.||DaveVanEss||Scroll Saw Business Side||5||04-23-2011 09:33 PM|
|Selling Patterns||azbison||Info Exchange||4||03-27-2008 12:30 AM|
|Selling....||NMScroller||General Scroll Saw||2||12-02-2007 10:53 PM|
|The Art Of Selling||Gill||General Scroll Saw||3||08-22-2006 03:23 AM|