Monday, March 1, 2010

SalesisNotForSissies Hall of Shame

Last week, I received the e-mail below. There is NO way the sender looked at my Web site as he implies, or he would have never sent me this e-mail. How do I know that? Well, I run a sales training and consulting company. Therefore, I am the sender's competition.

I believe the sender got my name off a list and sent me a generic e-mail. I hate stuff like this! The sender's smarmy and deceptive sales tactics give all of us truthful sales professionals a bad name. They make it harder for us good guys to sell and reinforce negative stereotypes. So shame on him for telling lies so he can start a conversation.

And that’s why I have nominated him for the SalesIsNotForSissies Sales Hall of Shame!

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From: XXX of New Paradigm []

Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:01 PM

To: LindaSubject: Build a team of 50 dedicated sales reps for less than you would normally pay for 3!


Hello Linda:

My name is Donald Latson and that subject line is not a typo. I found your website while Google searching companies in your industry. I would welcome the opportunity to show you how we can deliver a sales team that will dramatically increase your revenue and allow you to quickly expand into territories that may take years to reach…all for a fraction of the price you might expect!

At New Paradigm,, we have developed the most cost effective method to put a powerful sales force in play. Whether you are looking to augment your existing team, grow your operation, or build a team from the ground up, we can deliver a team of world-class sales professionals to meet all your needs.

Our Sales Branding program provides:

· A company dedicated full sales force, recruited, trained and ready to sell in just weeks · Remarkably thorough 4-step screening and interview process
· Sales professionals chomping at that bit to bring in new business
· Complete scalability to match any production needs
· World-class sales training
· Dedicated sales support team
· Proprietary Lead Generation Tools
· Full sales management including daily sales calls, CRM, personalized coaching, follow-up and much more!

We have turned struggling companies into powerhouses and start-ups into industry leaders. I would love the opportunity to see if we can make that happen for you.

If you are interested feel free to send me a date and time that works best for you to discuss our offering, via a phone conversation. Or, at your convenience, you can give me a call directly. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours for Success,

Account Executive New Paradigm

Phone: 816-507-3934 Fax: 913-383-1943

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