JOE GIRARD

Chevy's Greatest Salesman

EARLY LIFE

Joseph Samuel Gerard was born in Detroit,Michigan on November 1, 1928. As a child his parents were extremely poor. At the age of nine he began working at many different places. He dropped out of high school to work full time at places. His first interaction with car sales was at the age of 35.

Fun Facts

Jobs

-Shoeshine Boy

-Newspaper Boy

-Dishwasher

-Delivery boy

-Stove assembler (Nothing to do with selling)

He was a High school Dropout (NO G.E.D)

He sold a car on his first day on the Job (Foreshadowing the future)

He lost his first Job because employees were Jealous of his talent

Things We Can Learn

High school Drop outs can be successful but never without hard work and perseverance

Quote

“The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time.”

Lessons from the Best Salesman in the World