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The SalesForce Top Ten Greatest Sales Movies

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So none of these have won the Oscar for Best Picture. In fact most of these movies do a terrible job of portraying the sales person as a true professional of their craft. Quite the opposite in fact! …

So none of these have won the Oscar for Best Picture. In fact most of these movies do a terrible job of portraying the sales person as a true professional of their craft. Quite the opposite in fact! The portrayal of sales people in these movies is that of sleazy slime bags. That said however these movies are thoroughly enjoyable especially when take with a pinch of salt!

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  • 1. AAyuja © 2013 Disclaimer: This presentation and the information provided here is indicative in nature and should not be treated as views of the organization. The SalesForce Top Ten Greatest Sales Movies Visit us at www.aayuja.comVisit us at www.aayuja.com Meet Goals, Beat Competition, Exceed Expectations *Via Salesforce*Via Salesforce
  • 2. AAyuja Internal and Confidential © 2012 10. Suckers Have you ever bought a new car? More importantly, have you ever had the pleasure of speaking with an absolutely over the top car salesman? Well whether you have or have not, Suckers is the ultimate snapshot into what truly happens at a dealership. Ever wonder what happens when the salesman goes to “confirm” a sales price with his boss? 1 The movie is a truly merciless snapshot into the world of car sales
  • 3. 9. Thank you for Smoking “That’s the beauty of argument, if you argue correctly, you’re never wrong.” This line defines Nick Naylor and within the standards of moral and legal acceptability, it is not a true sales drama. However, even though it is a satire, it does not mean that the movie is not fully focused on sales. 2
  • 4. 8. Cadillac Man A quick office poll on Robin Williams. That said, Cadillac Man is an excellent sales movie. He’s completely driven by testosterone, his life is in turmoil, he is desperate, and if he doesn’t pull of some miraculous sales, he is going to be on the street. Cadillac Man is a great movie for all of those sales men and women out there that are hanging on the end of their ropes. 3 Robin Williams is the true definition of the stereotypical salesman
  • 5. 7. Lord of War Nicolas Cage does an amazing job portraying an on the edge gun runner who travels the world taking advantage of the conflicts and struggles of countries and people of the world. He’s not saint, but he is a hustle to the ground pig-dog capitalist, and there’s a little something to respect about that. 4 This is not typical sales movie. However, Lord of War is a sales movie.
  • 6. 6. Barbarians at the Gate The fact that is says comedy is to be blamed on the classification system on Amazon and nothing more, it is a satire if nothing else. Anyway, this is a great movie because it is based on a true occurrence that took place in the heart of the 80 s over a′ buyout with the Nabisco corporation. Starched suits and big hair abound. 5 This movie is a really a comedy at heart, but this is not a normal comedy, it is a corporate buyout comedy.
  • 7. 5. Tin Men Two hard as steel rivals in the tin game meet in a fender bender, but their bruised egos turn the minor accident into a major vendetta against each other’s success — their Cadillacs. In what would seem to be an end all diss, Dreyfuss decides to seduce DeVito’s wife, but this ends up throwing the story into a tail spin. Nevertheless, still a great flick. 6 Cruise back to Baltimore 1963, to the time and turf of a rare American breed: the “tin man”
  • 8. 4. Wall Street Wall Street is the end-all representation of shady negotiation tactics and pressure sales. No one else could have ever been as great of a jerk as Michael Douglas playing Gordon Gekko. We can all argue how awful the tactics used in this movie were 7 “Greed is good.” Enough said.
  • 9. 3. Tommy Boy We know a few things about him. His dad could sell a ketchup popsicle to a women in white gloves, but old Tommy Boy doesn’t seem to have the skills. After the death of Tommy Boy Sr, the family business is in need of some major sales. In desperation, Tommy Boy is sent on the road to make the annual sales trip, and hilarity ensues. Tommy Boy and his road companion Richard Hayden learn a lot of hard lessons before they finally learn to make the sales stick. 8 Tommy Boy is a movie about the world’s most unlikely brake pad salesman.
  • 10. 2. Boiler Room The movie surrounds a stock brokerage firm that is selling hot and heavy. This firm brings in the best young, energetic, and naive salesmen it can get it’s hands on and turns them into sales animals. “the best part, I’m liquid.” Words to live by for sure. 9 This movie goes to show that Ben Afflec and Vin Diesel are not complete failures.
  • 11. 1. Glengarry Glen Ross It’s awesome! Glengarry Glen Ross is a movie made in the heart of the 80 s and is′ an adaptation from a play written decades earlier. This movie has sparked countless arguments and discussions on topics such as: “Where are the Glengarry leads?”, “Coffee is for closers.”, and “It takes brass balls to sell real estate.” 10 It’s real estate, it’s phones, it’s knock-down-drag-out sales.
  • 12. http://www.aayuja.com/resources/blogs/ We act as growth partner to fast growing technology companies. Our array of inside sales and marketing services help them augment their businesses in the most profitable manner. For Technology Sales And Marketing Resources Visit Our Blog For free eBooks and more visit http://www.aayuja.com/resources/resourceslibrary/