Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The World's Greatest Salesman

Fred Herman has been called the "Greatest salesman who ever lived."
Fred went on the Tonight Show. Johnny Carson asked him to sell him the ashtray on his desk.
Fred asked Johnny, "What do YOU like about this ashtray?"
Carson said it matched the brown color of his desk, it was octagonal and fulfilled the need for a place to put his ashes.
Then Fred asked, "How much would you be willing to spend for a handsome brown octagonal ashtray like that one?"
"Maybe $20," said Johnny.
"Sold!" said Fred.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

If you have a conflict with someone you love, really consider how he or she feels as much as you can even if you do not agree.
You need to first and foremost do what you believe is right but sometimes giving a lot of thought to what a loved one feels will significantly affect what you believe is right. Sometimes getting your way really isn't worth it.
Charles Grodin