“ i started as a
salesman, a door to door salesman for kitchen stoves, on commission. if i sold i got a commission. if i did not sell i did not get a commission, and i did not eat, no sale, no commission, no eat. ” See advertising is all about selling, the ability to sell. So i sold kitchen stoves for a few years, in Scotland, and it was damned hard work too.
you can’t sell anything unless
you quite genuinely feel that you want to persuade people, your own family, your own wife, your friends, the people you meet at dinner parties, the world at large, to use that product. and you can’t persuade them to do it unless you genuinely believe it. you can’t do it for a living. you’ve got to believe in the product.
a gentle reminder: any sales
pitch is merely part of it. Sales begins well before your first contact and continues long after. it’s a relationship business, so be in it for the long-term. Sales people and customers should be creating value together. elegance is a craft.
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anyBoDy can Sell after all,
you’re doing it all the time, you just don’t know it. you’re trying to get your kids to come home on time, you’re trying to get that promotion at work, etc. But some people are great at it. are you?
at ogilvy, selling is in
our Dna. we’re always trying to get better at it. So tell us what we don’t know at our Discussion group on linkedin. Better yet, do you think you have it? are you one of those people who can sell anything to anyone? can you even sell a red brick?
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MT BOLD (MONOTYPE) C0 M100 Y100 K0 Pantone 485 R233 G40 B35 #DF2823 Do you Have wHat it takeS to Be tHe worlD’S greateSt SaleSperSon? enter to win and earn a part-time fellowship at ogilvyone. the top finalists are flown to cannes, france, for the final competition at the cannes lions international advertising festival on June 21, 2010. the winner earns the job, the title, and helps us write the sales guide for the future. Get the brief and the rules at: www.youtube.com/ogilvy Follow the contest at www.twitter.com/Sell_or_Else