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THE ART OF SALES
Lessons from characters in movies and novels Presented by:
Abhishek Yadav
Akhil.P
Anbarasan.A
Ardra Raj.K
Bharathi.S
Dhivyapriya.V
Gurala Anitha Devi
Table of Content
01
Memorable characters
that demonstrate the area
of fictional sales
02 Lesson to learn from them
Meryl Streep as
Miranda Priestly
Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada
Lesson: Utilizing Authority and Influence
Miranda Priestly commands authority and uses
her influence to manipulate situations. She
uses sales techniques by creating pressure and
instilling a sense of urgency
Leonardo DiCaprio as
Jordan Belfort
Jordan Belfort from The Wolf of Wall Street
Lesson: Creating FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)
Jordan Belfort Excels at creating FOMO to drive
sales. By generating excitement and scarcity,
he capitalizes on human psychology to close
deals.
Anne Hathaway as
Jules Ostin
Jules Ostin from The Intern
Lesson: Leadership and Relationship Building
Jules Ostin values relationship-building and
empathy in sales. She empowers her team,
fosters a supportive work environment and
drives business growth through effective
leadership.
Will Smith as
Chris Gardner
Chris Gardner from The Pursuit of Happyness
Lesson: Resilience and Determination
Chris Gardner, despite facing many setbacks,
remains focused and determined to succeed.
His resilience shows the importance of
determination in sales.
Jake Gyllenhaal as
Jamie Randall
Jamie Randall from Love & Other Drugs
Lesson: Charm and Persuasion
Jamie Randall excels with his charm and
persuasive skills. Despite facing challenges, his
determination and magnetic personality led to
his success in sales.
Steve Carell as Mark Baum and
Christian Bale as Michael Burry
Mark Baum and Michael Burry from The Big Short
Lesson: Analytical Thinking and Conviction
Michael Burry and Mark Baum demonstrate the
importance of analytical thinking and conviction in
sales. Trusting their insights and taking calculated
risks, they achieve remarkable success in the financial
markets.
Jon Hamm as
Don Draper
Don Draper from Mad Men
Lesson: storytelling as a Persuasion Tool
Don Draper’s ability to craft compelling
narratives aids in fictional sales. He waves
stories that resonate emotionally, guiding
clients towards desired outcomes.
Let’s reflect on what we’ve seen together
● Fictional sales, demonstrated by these characters, require
a blend of charisma, strategy and emotional intelligence.
● From Miranda Priestly, using her authority and influence
to Don‘s storytelling as a persuasion tool, each character
has offered valuable lessons applicable to our sales
strategies.
● By studying their methods, we can redefine our sales
techniques and navigate challenging situations effectively.
Conclusion
“If you give people a good enough
‚‘why‘, they will always figure out
the how.“
–Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)

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The Art of sales from fictional characters.

  • 1. THE ART OF SALES Lessons from characters in movies and novels Presented by: Abhishek Yadav Akhil.P Anbarasan.A Ardra Raj.K Bharathi.S Dhivyapriya.V Gurala Anitha Devi
  • 2. Table of Content 01 Memorable characters that demonstrate the area of fictional sales 02 Lesson to learn from them
  • 3. Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada Lesson: Utilizing Authority and Influence Miranda Priestly commands authority and uses her influence to manipulate situations. She uses sales techniques by creating pressure and instilling a sense of urgency
  • 4. Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort Jordan Belfort from The Wolf of Wall Street Lesson: Creating FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Jordan Belfort Excels at creating FOMO to drive sales. By generating excitement and scarcity, he capitalizes on human psychology to close deals.
  • 5. Anne Hathaway as Jules Ostin Jules Ostin from The Intern Lesson: Leadership and Relationship Building Jules Ostin values relationship-building and empathy in sales. She empowers her team, fosters a supportive work environment and drives business growth through effective leadership.
  • 6. Will Smith as Chris Gardner Chris Gardner from The Pursuit of Happyness Lesson: Resilience and Determination Chris Gardner, despite facing many setbacks, remains focused and determined to succeed. His resilience shows the importance of determination in sales.
  • 7. Jake Gyllenhaal as Jamie Randall Jamie Randall from Love & Other Drugs Lesson: Charm and Persuasion Jamie Randall excels with his charm and persuasive skills. Despite facing challenges, his determination and magnetic personality led to his success in sales.
  • 8. Steve Carell as Mark Baum and Christian Bale as Michael Burry Mark Baum and Michael Burry from The Big Short Lesson: Analytical Thinking and Conviction Michael Burry and Mark Baum demonstrate the importance of analytical thinking and conviction in sales. Trusting their insights and taking calculated risks, they achieve remarkable success in the financial markets.
  • 9. Jon Hamm as Don Draper Don Draper from Mad Men Lesson: storytelling as a Persuasion Tool Don Draper’s ability to craft compelling narratives aids in fictional sales. He waves stories that resonate emotionally, guiding clients towards desired outcomes.
  • 10. Let’s reflect on what we’ve seen together ● Fictional sales, demonstrated by these characters, require a blend of charisma, strategy and emotional intelligence. ● From Miranda Priestly, using her authority and influence to Don‘s storytelling as a persuasion tool, each character has offered valuable lessons applicable to our sales strategies. ● By studying their methods, we can redefine our sales techniques and navigate challenging situations effectively. Conclusion
  • 11. “If you give people a good enough ‚‘why‘, they will always figure out the how.“ –Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)