Monthly Archives: July 2010

Another great video from Tom Peters

Everybody is a sales person. How true! I remember when I was in graduate engineering school many years ago and of course I thought I knew everything, I used to look down on sales people. One day I made a derogatory comment about salesmen to my engineering professor who at that time also had a thriving consulting business going. He glared at me and said “Never lose sight of the value of a great salesman”.

Ten years later, when I was working for a small consulting firm, the owner of the company used to send out a note to all his employees that read” “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.”

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-8M4VmdGFg]

So next time when you make a presentation, just remember that you are the proverbial sales person SELLING something to the audience.

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I kid you not!

This was an actual PowerPoint slide used in an on-line training course! Accompanying it was a computer generated drone voice mouthing off every single bloody word.