Written by Sean McPheat |
I think we have all watched those movies that either act as a lesson or a warning when it comes to sales and business in general.
I’m thinking of Gordon Gheko in Wall Street and his “Greed is good” speech! I’m talking about Boiler Room and Ben Affleck’s “Group Sales Interview” speech – whilst I am sure we would all love to give that speech, in reality we’d be dragged across the hot coals by HR and personell if we did!
And then there is Alec Baldwin’s “Coffee’s for closers only” speech in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross. Alec Baldwin is from HQ and he is sent to “Motivate” and to kick in to action a bunch of real estate salepeople.
It’s enthralling watching. I wonder if you have ever come across any sales managers like this? Hopefully not!
There’s strong language so be warned:
Originally published: 21 August, 2007