Sales jokes are many and varied and by including one or two in a meeting you will have a much more positive response to your presentation. A sales meeting joke should not be offensive to anyone attending – rather it should be a generic sales training joke that all participants can relate to. Making it relevant to the topic being discussed and the audience is an advantage.
For example if you are training new recruits to a sales role then sales jokes concerning the success of a sales trainee in their new job will be positively received and release any nervous tension that might have built up in anticipation of the first sales meeting. Adult sales jokes can be used but obviously they need to be appropriate and inoffensive and unless people in the meeting know each other very well it is best to avoid any sexist connotations in your jokes about sales.
All indications are that the telling of a good sales meeting joke will make for a less confrontational meeting particularly if the sales team is struggling to meet targets and are expecting a tense meeting. This will alleviated without necessarily diminishing the seriousness of the meeting and its objectives. Rather it makes staff realise that management can keep things in perspective and cultivate an environment where humour is valued.
Research indicates that where humour is embraced in the work environment or where a sales training joke is used in a training session then the response and productivity of those involved improves significantly. Sales jokes and other jokes can create a much happier work environment and as a result surveys show that staff members are much more happier in completing tasks because the sharing of a sales meeting joke for example brings the team together.
Presenters of sales training that include a few jokes about sales in their sessions will have a much better response and feedback for attendees than if they focus only on delivery the tools needed to succeed in sales. The sales meeting joke is not at the expense of the important sales skills that need to be imparted but rather simply add to the overall enjoyment and engagement of the attendees.
If you are thinking of retaining the services of a sales trainer check out their websites to see what there approach to training sessions involves. It is important when speaking with them that you ascertain whether they do include the some sales jokes or other funny one-liners in their presentation because you can be sure if they do that the benefits of the training will be much greater and the retention level in relation to sales tools and skills they were imparted during the training session will also be higher than if the presentation was stricter a sober affair.