I've closed the polls at JSLogan, bringing to an end the question of which sales person annoys you the most. In an open race, the sales person that annoys us the most is The one that follows you around the showroom (39.5%). The second most annoying sales person goes to The continual closer that asks for the order with every breath (25.6%). Third most annoying went to my personal pet peeve The one that smiles continuously (20.9%.)
Reading into the top two vote getters, both these sales people are most likely annoying because they push. Following someone around the showroom and continually asking for the order pushes the prospect to make a decision. The prospect doesn't feel in control, likely they feel manipulated.
As I wrote in a recent post, pushing the prospect makes they feel like they're being sold. And if your selling the customer instead of facilitating the customer's buying decision, you appear manipulative and untrustworthy – that's a big turnoff when buying.
What do you think? Do you agree with the results of the poll?