I thought I'd try something a little shorter than usual this week. Here are three standup comedy routines that, in addition to being funny, teach something worth knowing about sales. I have to admit that I'm a littel surprised that there's not more standup comedy about selling, since standup is very much like giving a sales presentation, and almost everyone in the world is either in sales or interacts with salespeople.
As usual, I've included polls so you can vote your opinion.
Essential viewing for anybody who gives presentations with PowerPoint.
This clip illustrates the complete idiocy of trying to cold call to sell a commodity product.
In addition to being funny, this routine is instructive because her parody "pitch" illustrates the "salesy" voice and tonality that must be avoided at all costs.