Why do salesmen lie?
August 6, 2008 12 Comments
Shown below is an email I got yesterday (unsolicited I should say) from a company called SalesDiesel (this is a real company, they have a website and indeed do what they claim in this email).
So why do I have an issue with this?
1) The email is addressed to himself and is not a personal email which means he has BCCd a ton of people.
2) This means that he has not tried to reach me at my office a number of times (not that I am complaining) – a big fat lie.
3) Does the email look professional to you that he thinks I will respond to this wanting to place my inside sales in their hands?
4) I have to call or email him so that he does not bother me or waste my time – you already have by sending me an email with lies and you want me to waste more time so that you shall not bother me?
Why don’t some companies in this day and age just get it? Why do they think prospects are stupid and will not see through such a charade?
Kristin Zhivago has written a great blog post : Salesmen talking : The 7 worst mistakes that is worth reading.