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George Carlin and Selling

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Although the art thief and the photographer were very good friends, neither had ever taken the other’s picture. – George Carlin

A comedian teaching sales professionals? Yes indeed! Because comedians, like authors & songwriters & sales reps MAKE MONEY WITH THEIR WORDS!

George Carlin was my favorite comedian – as a business humor writer, I’ve collected humor books and audios for two decades. I believe his masterpiece, Napalm & Silly Putty is the funniest book ever written.

Carlin died yesterday of heart failure in Los Angeles, after a lifetime of witty, sarcastic, often foul, but funny words from the stage where he performed for 50 years.

His word-crafting has inspired me use humor as a tool to train business professionals.

I’m praying we’ll meet again. Imagine hanging out forever with a guy as funny as Carlin.

I’m also praying that you sales pros pay more attention to your words, ultimately they make or break all the deals you get a shot at.

And they’ll be the focus of my next book which will open with the Carlin line above.

George Carlin 1937-2008; the laughter you generated will live forever, ringing in the ears of both men and angels.