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If Dogs Were Sales People (Eight Possible Advantages)

Posted on May 5th, by Henry Goldbeck in Henry Goldbeck, HR Humor, Just For Fun, Sales & Marketing. Comments Off on If Dogs Were Sales People (Eight Possible Advantages)

Smokey Goldbeck, sales dog

My dog, Smokey, after a hard day of sales calls

Enthusiasm, energy, activity, people-skills, charm, persistence, dedication. Yep, it takes a special breed to be a great salesperson…

Maybe even a canine-type.

Imagine, for a moment, if dogs were sales people:

1. Dogs can’t be any worse at paperwork than your existing sales team.

2. You will never quarrel with them over commissions — they’ll be happy if you throw them a bone.

3. In fact, they’ll BEG you to throw them a bone.

4. They’re always ready to go out.

5. If you need to keep them on a leash, no problem. If you need to let them off, even better.

6. Dogs have mastered the art of the greeting. Is anyone more consistently delighted — as in, panting-quivering-tail-wagging-thrilled — to meet you?

7. They never tire of chasing their clients. Best. Game. Ever.

8. They will close EVERYTHING. Those puppy dog eyes — how could anyone say no?


Note 1: Prior to recruiting, I was in sales. (Also, yoga.)

Note 2: The photo is of my dog, Smokey, after a hard day of sales calls.

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Henry E. Goldbeck, President of Goldbeck Recruiting Inc, is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and founded Goldbeck Recruiting in 1997. Since then, Henry has built the company's reputation as a leading headhunter and recruitment agency in sales, marketing, operations, engineering, and executive level positions across a variety of industries.

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