Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sail through your sales meeting like a true professional lunchbox


CONVENTION 101
For this particular subject, I would like you to first start humming the theme song to that classic movie starring Kenny Rogers called "The Gambler" made way back in the 1970's when business meetings were still held in places like Palm Springs and Reno Nevada. Here we go:

"Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to hop away, know when to run!"

This rule is especially true when discussing business with a complete stranger who you have met at one of these conventions. In this instance, Mr. Lunchbox has met a top end appliance out in the hall of the meeting room. Being a heavy hitter in the business, he will stick to topics that involve Tiger Woods, Lady GaGa and Global Warming.

Mr. Lunchbox says, "Do not discuss your company secrets with anybody, especially a slick looking washing machine with all of the latest technology! It is simply not safe!"

Instead, Mr. Lunchbox shall concentrate on giving the gentlewasher an invitation to visit him for a round of golf, being the skilled duffer that he is.

Mr. Lunchbox feels that this is much safer way to do business than a round of festive adult libations where he is likely to let his zipper become unlipped and say something he did not intend to share with the competition...

Here is your business tip for the day: A smart Mr. Lunchbox looks his competition in the eye as he speaks with enthusiasm on subjects of general interest, throws down the business card and hops away with purpose! Now THAT's what I call smooth SALE-ING!

5 comments:

Grandma L said...

You are so nutz and so entertaining.

Lib said...

Cute!
Blessins',Lib

Snowbrush said...

If I were a slug, I would be wary of large washing machines, because slugs move slowly, and a large washing machine could probably outrun a slug if said washing machine got off balance on the spin cycle. Or am I simply paranoid? I don't think so...

Buskitten said...

We want and need a Mr Slug book! Get to a publisher NOW!! Lol x

Owen said...

Love that "chicks love a lunchbox with confidence" quip at the end there... my goodness, and I had no idea that slugs were taking tips from Dale Carnegie, but I guess even slugs need to polish their appearances in order to get out there and win friends and influence people to do anything other than run away from them, or worse, to squash them (if the slug is not wearing our patented protective slug body armor suit...

Hope you are very well Mrs Slug, for a moment there I was wondering if you'd gone into hibernation... but clearly not, which is good news for the rest of us avid slug fans...

And I agree with Buskitten here too !