CINEMA: THE UNLIKELY SOURCE FOR GOOD SALES TIPS

Although sales professionals are often portrayed as con-men or nut-cases in movies and TV shows, real world selling lessons are nonetheless present in Hollywood shows.

The five movies are:

The Boiler Room – reco scene Vin Diesel “Closing the Sale”

Lesson: Peer pressure influences buying behavior

Tommy Boy – Desktop Demo

Lesson: Presenting a non-forgettable sales pitch

Glengary Glen Ross – So You’re Here to Sell Me Land?

Lesson: Everything you do in the sales process is closing

The Music Man – Ya Got Trouble

Lesson: The role of disruptive innovation

Pursuit of Happyness – Cold Calling

Lesson: The five essential elements of successful selling

Don’t remember them all?  Watch video clips of the five scenes identified in Geoffrey James’ Inc. article and read why they are useful sales training tips.

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