At the bottom of this post is a photo I came across in my iPad tonight. It makes me laugh every time I look at it. Tonight it got me thinking about how the general public views salespeople.
I’ve always found it amusing (and a little sad) how most people react to the word “sales.” Even more dramatic is their reaction to the word “salesperson.” To many people those are words that conjure up images of swarming sales associates like the guys at the car lot in the movie Cadillac Man or lying swindlers like the crew in Tin Men.
Because of movies like that – and maybe because of some bad real-life experiences with salespeople, a portion of the public has branded “sales” as a dirty word.