“This woman said I was acting like God. Therefore, I said unto her…”
Was Woody acting too pompous? At least Woody had high aspirations. What about those people who don’t want to be what they really are? I’ve been noticing the titles that salespeople have in business today. Some are in business development. Some are business advisors. There are all kinds of non-sales titles, yet the person is in sales. What’s with that? If you are in sales, your title should reflect that your job requires you to sell. Without the title you are kidding yourself and your customers. There’s nothing wrong with sales. In fact, when it’s done well, you are helping people make great buying decisions. So why not have the title reflect what you do? Then you get to sound like a sales professional, not like someone who is trying to hide what he does. Just don’t sound like the stereotypical salesperson. Back off the coercive stuff. Ask questions and listen. Then you will be the best kind of sales professional–a successful one.