07-15-2012 07:02 PM
"I bet you don't know what day this is," said his wife to the salesman as he made his way out the front door that morning.
The salesman was perplexed, but he had always been a quick thinker. "Of course I do, my dear. How could I forget?" With that he turned and rushed to catch the bus to work.
At 10 AM, the doorbell rand and when his wife opened the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long-stemmed red roses.
At 1PM, a foil wrapped, two pound box of chocolates arrived.
At 3PM, a boutique delivered a designed dress. The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home.
The salesman was smug when he returned from work, satisfied that he had recovered form what could have been a very bad situation. His wife was indeed surprised. "First the flowers, then the chocolates, and then the dress!" she exclaimed. "I've never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know the power of well organized daytimer. They're not just for business but can do wonders for keeping your personal life organized too! Birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions can all be automatically tracked using these PIM or Personal Information Management programs. Not only will you save time, but you will save yourself tons of money not having to buy over the top, get out of the doghouse, gifts anymore.
"Memory is a net: one that finds it full of fish when he takes it from the brook, but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
07-16-2012 08:57 AM
I have gotten to the point and unfortunately the age where if it isn't in my calendar, I won't remember to do it. I write everything down (If I remember to
07-17-2012 09:07 AM
All my notes in Salesforce are written as if they are for another person removed from the conversation. I am sure I will forget every detail about an account if they have me call back in 6 months.