Can’t Sell Today – Funny Sales Excuses
Can’t sell in January.Between the terrible weather and everyone coming back from vacation, how can you expect someone to focus on buying now? I’ll pound the pavement next month.
Can’t sell in February.More snow and more vacation. Way to go, Washington and Lincoln; thanks for President’s Day! It’s such a short month. No one can make a decision in such a short month. Next month is going to be better.
Can’t sell in March.No one is going to make a decision on this with more holidays around the corner. Good time to shop for summer clothes. I’ll just use credit cards because I’ll make huge commissions later to pay it back.
Can’t sell in April.Who wants to focus on buying with Spring in the air? And hey, my kid’s birthday is this month. I’m sure my prospects are working on their taxes anyway. Next month will be better for sure.
Can’t sell in May. Great weather in May, and I hear that my prospect may be thinking about being acquired. No problem. I’ll look for better ones next month. There’s tons of opportunity out there.
Can’t sell in June.Kids are getting out of school. Wow! I almost forgot Flag Day. No one buys in this weather. Besides, July is a better month for sales anyway.
Can’t sell in July.Great time of year to be at the beach and enjoying the outdoors. I think all of my contacts are on vacation…together! August is a much better month anyway.
Can’t sell in August.Too hot! Besides, I’m taking my vacation. They probably are taking theirs too. No selling to be done now. Next month, for sure.
Can’t sell in September.Between the three-day Labor Day weekend and a new fiscal year kicking in, no one is buying anything. I’m feeling good about next month.
Can’t sell in October.Columbus’ birthday; what should I get him this year? I almost forgot Halloween! I’m going to focus on selling hard over the next two months. I’ll finish the year strong.
Can’t sell in November.Thanksgiving, ya know. Very short month. I don’t think any of my contacts have their budget yet. Can’t buy without a budget. Man, December is going to rock!
Can’t sell in December.Everyone has holiday fever in December. I know I do! Besides, who can focus on buying with the end of the year so close? What should I do for Festivus this year?
Oh well, maybe next year will be better for sales. Luckily, no one is buying anything from anyone this year.
Lee B. Salz is a leading sales management strategist specializing in helping companies build scalable, high-performance sales organizations through hiring the right salespeople, effectively onboarding them, and aligning their sales activities with business objectives through process, metrics and compensation. He is the Founder and CEO of Sales Architects, Business Expert Webinars and The Revenue Accelerator. Lee has authored several books including award-winning, best-seller “Hire Right, Higher Profits.” He is a results-driven sales management consultant and a passionate, dynamic speaker . Lee can be reached at lsalz@SalesArchitects.net or 763.416.4321.