There’s an unsigned contract on the table. You know it’s not the right time to be telling sales jokes.
But it doesn’t matter, you do it any way.
You say to the prospect, “have you heard the one about the Pure Wool Pants?” (sales joke #1)
Then you proceed to lay down the perfect joke. At an unconventional time, nonetheless, which makes it even more dramatic.
The prospect’s fears are immediately alleviated. That’s a job well done. The contract is signed.
…in order to make that a reality, you probably need some good sales jokes. Well, I’ve got them for you. But first let’s learn how to properly tell sales jokes.
Three Key Elements to Tell Sales Jokes
My cousin happens to be a professional comedian (such a tough job to support a comfortable lifestyle).
Nevertheless, he would say, there are three key fundamental elements to all great sales jokes.
- know your material without any hesitation
- talk as though you’re telling a short story
- avoid laughing at your own joke while you tell it
I’m going to give you short, concise jokes. That are easy to remember.
That way you can memorize one or two. For when the time is right, you will be prepared with the perfect sales joke.
This is my unofficial ranking of sales jokes starting with #9 in descending order.
At first, when I read joke #1, I didn’t think it was funny. But then I couldn’t stop laughing.
Top 9 Sales Jokes to Close Big Deals
Salesman: This computer will cut your workload by 50%.
Office Manager: That’s great, I’ll take two of them.
Had a door-to-door salesman call one time selling of all things – burial plots. I told him that we already had our plots in another cemetery.
He seemed uncertain as to what to say next, but he recovered to say politely:
“I hope you’ll be very happy there.”
Two shoe salespeople were sent to Africa to open up new markets. Three days after arriving, one salesperson called the office and said, “I’m returning on the next flight. Can’t sell shoes here. Everybody goes barefoot.”
At the same time the other salesperson sent an email to the factory, saying “The prospects are unlimited. Nobody wears shoes here!”
Sales manager addressing an under performing sales force at the start of a new month:
“We are going to have a sales contest this month. The winners will get to enter next month’s contest.”
Salesman: This jug is genuine Indian pottery.
Customer: But it says “Made in Cleveland”.
Salesman: Haven’t you ever heard of the Cleveland Indians?
How can you tell when a salesperson is lying?
His lips are moving.
How do salespeople traditionally greet each other?
“Hi. Nice to meet you. I’m better than you.”
Patient: Doctor, you have to help me stop talking to myself.
Doctor: Why is that?
Patient: I’m a salesman and I keep selling myself things I don’t want.
Customer: You said these pants were pure wool, but the label says “all cotton.”
Salesman: Oh, that’s just to keep the moths away.
That’s 9 sales jokes just waiting for you. Patiently waiting for you to memorize them, so you can take them wherever you go.
Oh you want them all? Let’s take it slow. Just choose one.
Ok, maybe two. Choose two and memorize them. So next time, when that special moment strikes, you will be the one who inked the deal.
Next time you see me, ask me to tell you a sales joke. Let’s see if the proof is in the pudding.
Can you think of any other good sales jokes?