Thursday, August 24, 2006

Two Great Quotes

Oops, I've gone and slacked off this month! As such, this will probably be my only post for September (this was actually a draft I saved back in August, thus the date above, that was going to be more lengthy, but I'll save that for a top 10 list or something down the road). Actually, I haven't really slacked off too much because I've been following other blogs and conversations all over, and leaving my 2 or 3 cents here and there. I know, no excuses... Anyhow, I thought for a quick post I'd share a pair of quotes that stood out to me in the last couple of weeks .

These quotes both apply to sales, more specifically when trying to understand the needs of the customer, and the first one also applies to marketing in general, where we should try harder to hear the customers than to pitch the products. Without further ado:

"We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less."
- Diogenes, Greek philosopher

"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers."
- Voltaire, French philosopher

I bid you a (hopefully short) farewell until my next post. Cross your fingers that I attempt one in October!


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