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Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.
W. Clement Stone
My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn't know my dad very well. He and my mother split up after the war. I was raised by my maternal grandmother and grandfather, and by my mother.
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you're doing. You have to be a salesman, and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you're trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Imagine how foolish you'd look if, like one clever salesman who once pitched to me, you tried to license your product to a big industry player without knowing they just launched a competing product. With the right background research, he could have avoided that and other landmines - and so can you.
The good lawyer is the great salesman.
The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
My father worked two jobs. He assembled speakers during the day, and then he sold real estate at night and on weekends. And then he eventually, when he was in his mid-50s, became a full-time real estate salesman.
Terry J. Lundgren
I come from Toledo, Ohio, a town that has been hurt badly by the shift of the automobile business towards Japan. And yet I remember how the car workers lived in the neighborhood that I grew up in. My father was a car salesman, and I remember how we lived. I remember how modestly we lived.
P. J. O'Rourke
In business, you're the Chief Salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand.
Being a salesman and an actor were not that dissimilar: It is a good lesson in covering up your feelings. No one wants to buy from someone who looks depressed.
I can sell anything that I totally believe in, but I'm a horrible salesman of something I don't believe in.
Nobody is gonna love you like you. You're gonna be your best salesman.
When you're dealing with machines or anything that you build, it either works or it doesn't, no matter how good of a salesman you are.
My dad being a salesman taught me you can sell anybody anything if you've got the ability to believe.
When I became proficient as a salesman I was invited to teach new hires.
My dad didn't graduate from high school, ended up being a printing salesman, probably never made more than $8,000 a year. My mom sold real estate and did it part time.
But on a utilitarian level, I realize that to try to accomplish the greatest good for the greatest number of people, sometimes we have to become salesmen for what we believe, and part of being a salesman is being effective.
I think people know Steve Jobs the showman. I think people know the guy who stood up and gave the keynotes. The magician. The salesman.
My parents didn't make a lot of money. My dad was not a high school graduate - he didn't have a career as such; he was a printing salesman essentially for most of his working life.
I had a great time being a salesman because of the pitches that I gave when I was selling shoes. However, I don't think I'm as well versed in shoes as I am in comedy. Being a salesman was all about being a people person, and I enjoy being around people. I also love talking to people - which is why I think I did so well.
Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman.
I think basically an actor is a salesman.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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