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Sales Performance Quotes


"Sales managers should track the number of first meetings with "right fit" prospects a sales person is engaged in on a monthly basis...This metric alone will serve as a powerful, early-warning system to sales performance." - Adrian Davis

"Enchantment is the purest form of sales" - Guy Kawasaki

"All promise outruns performance." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Better moods = better performance." - James William Benson

"Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales." - John Perry Barlow

"Teaching is a performance art." - Camille Paglia

"Rapturous and full bodied performance." - Deborah Jowitt

"I am closing my performance." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Music is about the performance." - Vanessa Mae

"Drugs won't enhance your performance." - Morgan Brittany

"If drink sales are falling off, we get the pilots to engineer a bit of turbulence. That usually spikes sales." - Michael O'Leary

"We have this myth that extroverts are better salespeople. As a result, extroverts are more likely to enter sales; extroverts are more likely to get promoted in sales jobs. But if you look at the correlation between extroversion and actual sales performance - that is, how many times the cash register actually rings - the correlation's almost zero." - Daniel H Pink

"In every mutual fund prospectus, in every sales promotional folder, and in every mutual fund advertisement (albeit in print almost too small to read), the following warning appears: "Past performance is no guarantee of future results."" - Paul Samuelson

"Most large media firms make outsized investments to acquire and market a small number of titles with strong hit potential, and bank on their sales to make up for middling performance in the rest of their catalogs." - Anita Elberse

"Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales." - John Perry Barlow

"A lot of companies make diversity a part of the performance goals against which an executive gets paid. Just as you have to make a certain sales number, you have to make a diversity number to get your bonus." - Vernon Jordan

"Procrastination is the beginning of poor performance." - Ron Kaufman

"Quality performance starts with a positive attitude." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away" - Harold Geneen

"Preferences are bad solutions to performance problems." - Havoc Pennington

"Physicality is the basis of performance." - David Petersen

"Proper prior planning prevents pitiful poor performance." - Don Meyer

"All good performance starts with clear goals." - Ken Blanchard

"performance is an act of faith." - Marya Mannes

"Your thinking today determines your performance today." - Zig Ziglar

"Improve your performance by improving your attitude." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Perfect preparation prevents piss-poor performance." - Woody Hayes

"Every performance is completely its own thing." - Bradley Cooper

"You puked on me with your performance." - Kuba Wojewodzki

"Good acting is consistency of performance." - Jim Dale

"Before every performance I feel nervous." - Diego Boneta

"Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly." - Harold Stephen Black

"I never considered myself a performance artist." - Agnes Denes

"Let your performance do the thinking." - Charlotte Bronte

"Our righteousness doesn't depend on our present performance but on Jesus' finished performance." - Judah Smith

"The best way to improve mental performance, is to improve physical performance" - Tim Ferriss

"If you do performance and music, it's not performance as music." - Marina Abramovic

"Take care of your relationships and the sales/money will take care of itself." - Robin S. Sharma

"The quickest way to grow the sales of your business is to grow your people." - Robin S. Sharma

"To a lover of books the shops and sales in London present irresistible temptations." - Edward Gibbon

"Sales fixes everything." - Guy Kawasaki

"My take is that acting is acting. A performance is a performance. With performance capture, if you don't get the performance on the day, you can't enhance the performance." - Andy Serkis

"After careful consideration, we have decided that for our next fiscal year, we'll issue guidance on comparable store used unit sales and on earnings per share only for the full fiscal year. We will no longer issue quarterly guidance. This decision reflects our continuing focus on longer-term store, sales, and earnings growth and on return on invested capital, and our recognition that the performance in shorter-term periods can be more volatile than over the longer term. As we report our quarterly results, we plan to comment on how our performance is tracking against our annual guidance." - Austin Ligon

"To me travel is triple delight: anticipation, performance, and recollection." - Ilka Chase

"Quality is more than a promise, it's genuine performance." - Ron Kaufman

"The supreme misfortune is when theory outstrips performance" - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Remember your six P's - Perfect Practice Prevents Piss Poor Performance." - Chuck Knox

"I owe the public just one thing - a good performance." - Bob Gibson

"Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance." - Alarmel Valli

"MAMMOOTTY has presented an outstanding performance in film'New Delhi'" - Satyajit Ray

"Simplicity, without which no human performance can arrive at perfection." - Jonathan Swift

"Little Boy's performance is authentic, natural, moving & inspiring." - Eva Longoria

"Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance." - John Dryden

"How much we like ourselves governs our performance." - Brian Tracy

"It's true, spectacular preparation always precedes spectacular performance." - Zig Ziglar

"You lose with potential. You win with performance." - Bill Parcells

"Over the long run, superior performance depends on superior learning." - Peter Senge

"Operational effectiveness and strategy are both essential to superior performance." - Michael Porter

"Nothing has more words and performance than rap music." - Chuck D

"Critique the performance, and respect the hard work put in." - Shawn Johnson

"[Drink] provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance." - William Shakespeare

"Respect, recognition, and reward flow out of performance." - N. R. Narayana Murthy

"Stand-up is probably the most solo performance in art." - Louis C K

"Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams." - John Katzenbach

"A demanding performance challenge tends to create a team." - John Katzenbach

"it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance" - William Shakespeare

"...writing is not a performance but a generosity." - Brenda Ueland

"An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor." - Alan Bates

"You should not be defined by one bad performance." - Ashley Wagner

"I just want people to focus on the performance." - Janet Mcteer

"Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance." - Audrey Meadows

"Performance art can be produced in a coffee house setting." - Jack Bowman

"All you owe the public is a good performance." - Humphrey Bogart

"In theater, blood is ketchup; in performance, everything's real." - Marina Abramovic

"A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room." - Marina Abramovic

"Any performance I do, I give 110 percent." - Dmx

"Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels." - Gwen Stefani

"Music is a performance and needs the audience." - Michael Tippett

"Conductors don't suffer, they are part of the performance." - Michael Tippett

"The eating of burning brimstone is an entirely fake performance." - Harry Houdini

"Positive, optimistic sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people." - Martin Seligman

"Virtue is more clearly shown in the performance of fine ACTIONS than in the non-performance of base ones." - Aristotle

"Assessments should compare the performance of students to a set of expectations, never to the performance of other students." - Alfie Kohn

"Sexualization is the performance of sexuality, the performance of sexiness. Girls are super good at that now." - Peggy Orenstein

"All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity. That's the difference between mere theater and performance art." - Jack Bowman

"Performance capture is a technology, not a genre; it's just another way of recording an actor's performance." - Andy Serkis

"Concentrate on the activities of prospecting, presenting and following-up; the sales will take care of themselves." - Brian Tracy

"Lawyers don't run sales forces." - Jeff Raikes

"We have our own internal version of Klout. We do rate people in this way - their effectiveness on social media. Tying social into a performance measurement works. The productivity of a sales who has an effective social media presence is 3x an employee who is not active on the web." - Sandy Carter

"Before a performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone". Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you." - Stephen Covey

"God is more concerned about your heart than your performance. If your heart is right, your performance will eventually catch up." - Joyce Meyer

"Magic is a performance, and a performance should have an honesty, a relevance and a resonance if it is to be offered to spectators without insulting them." - Derren Brown

"Learning and performance will become one and the same thing. Everything you say about learning will be about performance. People will get the point that learning is everything." - Peter Block

"A bad performance haunts the artist like a nightmare for days and days, and the memory of it is erased only by a good performance." - Gerald Moore

"I've always thought if you watch the performance and you don't know about the person, then you only see the performance." - Janet Mcteer

"I don't worry about new home sales" - James K. Glassman

"Advertising produces familiarity which produces sales" - Paul Cookson

"Sales bring out the worst in people." - Haley Webb

"Coaches are sales people and change agents." - Hugh McCutcheon

"Movies help the sales of the comics." - Stan Lee

"Society is secretly driven by sales" - Peter Thiel

"Sales is the parent of marketing." - Eben Pagan

"Nobody can find fault with legitimate ambition, but when the wealth of the spiritual and intellectual life is reduced to a formula for overcoming sales resistance, we protest." - Robertson Davies

"Upfronts are all about ad sales." - Bryan Fuller

"My book sales make 'real writers' possible." - Jennifer Weiner

"There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Confidence is the bridge connecting expectations and performance, investment and results." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Passion + production = performance." - Robin S. Sharma

"Strive for excellence in few things, rather than good performance in many." - Richard Koch

"Your self-image controls your performance; see yourself as confident and in complete control" - Brian Tracy

"Mastery has been achieved when one neither makes a mistake nor hesitates in the performance." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Praising children's intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance." - Carol S. Dweck

"PR is performance recognition" - Douglas Smith

"Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance." - Brian Tracy

"It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something very different." - John Templeton

"Focusing on strengths is the surest way to greater job satisfaction, team performance and organizational excellence." - Marcus Buckingham

"Inability is often the mother of restriction, and restriction is the great mother of inventive performance." - Holger Czukay

"High expectations and belief in people leads to high performance so very often belief creates fact." - Paul Hersey

"Self-discipline has a bigger effect on academic performance than does intellectual talent." - Charles Duhigg

"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellency becomes a reality." - Joe Paterno

"The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Giants in Their promises, but those obtained, weak pigmies In their performance." - Philip Massinger

"His promises were, as he then was, mighty; But his performance, as he is now, nothing." - William Shakespeare

"Enjoying life is far superior to being graded on your performance in life." - Wayne Dyer

"The audience, the place youre in, has everything to do with how your performance goes." - Kevin Spacey

"We do what we can, and then make a theory to prove our performance the best." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If man had created man, he would be ashamed of his performance." - Mark Twain

"Flying prevails whenever a man and his airplane are put to a test of maximum performance." - Richard Bach

"Life is rather like acting lessons while you are on stage giving a public performance!" - Sir David Baird, 1st Baronet

"Somehow writing has always seemed to me to have an element of performance." - Joan Didion

"Evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance." - Zig Ziglar

"A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance." - Tom Flores

"Promises may fit the friends, but non performance will turn them into enemies." - Benjamin Franklin

"The boys performance was so good that I've run out of expletives to describe it." - Micky Mellon

"Set excellent performance as your standard and strive to achieve it each day" - Brian Tracy

"New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance." - Andrew Cuomo

"Everything in my life was about performance when I was doing 'The Partridge Family." - David Cassidy

"How you measure the performance of your managers directly affects the way they act." - Gustave Flaubert

"You can only elevate individual performance by elevating that of the entire system." - W Edwards Deming

"Best performance of the year: Aston Villa v. Milan, September 1994" - Alec Guinness

"Strength and conditioning are the keys to good performance and longevity in gymnastics." - Suzanne Yoculan

"[On Katharine Hepburn's stage performance:] She ran the whole gamut of emotions, from A to B." - Dorothy Parker

"Does the real thing ever have the perfection of a stage performance?" - Agatha Christie

"Teaching is performance art." - Kate Clinton

"Giants in Their promises, but those obtained, weak pigmies In their performance." - Philip Massinger

"no work of art is ever finished, nothing is ever static, no performance is for keeps." - Uta Hagen

"Debra Winger doesn't let anything interfere with her performance, which is the way it should be" - Tom Berenger

"Just because some people are fueled by drama doesn't mean you have to attend the performance." - Cheryl Richardson

"I can assure you, nothing in my performance will be deflated" - Katy Perry

"High performance leaders create an inspiring future by connecting with a classic and honorable past." - Andy Hargreaves



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