Having sold 13,001 cars at a Chevrolet dealership in a 15-year period, Joe Girard has been widely regarded as the world’s greatest salesman and has even been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
It was in 1963, that a 35-year old Girard walked into a Detroit dealership and beg a doubtful manager for a job as a used car salesperson. He sold a car on his first day and by the second month the other salespeople wanted him fired because he was too good. He moved on to another Chevrolet dealership where he worked until retirement. It was there that he set consecutive sales records over a 12-year period.
In 2001, he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. He attributes his success to sending out 13,000 greeting cards per month to stay in touch with clients.
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