The Best $100 You Ever Spent in Sales
We had a little fun and asked fellow sales people about what they considered the best $100 they ever spent.
Here are a few of the responses. Comments are open – what has been the best $100 you ever spent?
- Donuts for the guys in production – used to do this regularly and thoroughly enjoyed sharing with them the progress in sales that my team was delivering. Funny enough never had a problem getting shipments out of the door and was often alerted well in advance to do something about it if an ingredient shortage was going to cause problems. – Hamish Taylor
- Throwing a beach party for a group of nurses [medical sales] to open the sales door, have some fun, and introduce a new product I was selling. Infusing fun and differentiating yourself is always a good idea in sales (at least that’s my personal sales style). I even wore a floppy beach hat … I looked ridiculous but I didn’t care. The customer got a kick out of it and they definitely remember me. – Tracy Price
- Buying the best headset i could get so my phone calls were clear – nothing is as unprofessional as static or dropped voices/having to constantly ask someone to repeat themselves. – Kira Stone
- The best $100 I ever spent is on our group admin. First, we all know that admins are the gateway to EVERYTHING! Treat them with respect and kindness and they will take care of you. That being said, you must return the favor. In NY, a Bliss gift card is gold to any woman. So a $100 gift card from Bliss, to tell our amazing group admin that I appreciated keeps the flow of business going! – Amie E. McCarthy
- Audio tapes and CDs – Earl Nightingale’s “Lead the Field”, Fred Hermann’s “Keep It Simple, Salesman”, Zig Ziglar’s “Secrets of Closing Sales”. – Sam Wee
- The best hundred dollars I ever spent was treating my boss (several years ago) to a round of golf at Doral Country Club (Blue Monster). I was promoted soon after. – Kevin Suarez
- Several times, I have made donations of $50 to $100 to a church, or a charitable organization that I was at the time working on a proposal for. I did not make a big deal out of it, I just made out a check, or went online to make a donation. I am not sure if a few times it was just Karma, or if it was actually noticed, but pretty much every time I won the opportunity I was working on. – Frank Napolitano
- For a $50 investment, I was able to take my entire sales team to an event in Boston that featured Donald Trump, Barbara Walters, Brain Tracy, Tom Hopkins etc. My teams results skyrocketed after this meeting. They felt more appreciated, developed better team chemistry and each admitted they learned a thing or two. – Eric Blumenthal
- Buying my first fax machine. – Michelle Trent
What say you?