The Top 10 Sales Movies That You MUST Watch

MTD Sales Training

We’re big film fans in the office and any new sales person (or member of staff come to that) that starts with MTD, I always grill them as to the movies they’ve seen about sales! Sales Stories sales films sales movies top sales films top sales movies Have you watched. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Are You Ready for a Virtual Reality Challenge?

Jill Konrath

It was my last day at the Sundance Film Festival. After waiting for way too long, Shari Levitin and I finally entered the virtual reality experience that people were raving about. Success Mindset

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A Red Hot Sales Tip Straight From My Mouth to Yours

Jill Konrath

Velanie, a make-up artist, had been hired to work her wonders on me before filming began. Last Friday I was interviewed for an upcoming Salesforce documentary on The Story of Sales. I felt like a movie star. Selling Tools

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The World War II Origins of Video-based Learning


military used the power of film to speed the flow of battle-ready troops into war to defeat the Nazis. . Film-based education evolved over the last century until its successor, video, took over. Arnold believed a film produced by Hollywood professionals could make the difference.

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14 Key Elements to Discuss During Sales Call Recording Reviews, Part 2


Call recordings are a powerful coaching tool — it’s the game film of sales teams. Reviewing your reps’ call recordings can help to improve their pitch, presentation skills, and so much more. In part 1 […]. The post 14 Key Elements to Discuss During Sales Call Recording Reviews, Part 2 appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

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Lessons from the NFL on How to Close More Business

Inside Sales Training

Players and coaches are watching game and practice film to find ways to help players get better. He said, “Early in my career, Bill called me into his office, and we sat there – for a long time – studying film. Ahhhhh…. The NFL football season is underway.

Are you the Beatty or Dunaway of Your Sales Team?

Score More Sales

People wait all night – all year – to hear those final awards for best actor, actress, and film. The 2017 Academy awards were nearly over when a huge mistake was made in announcing the last award – for Best Picture. This year, actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had the honor of announcing the big Best Picture winner. Many loyal Score More Sales blog readers are in their 20’s and 30’s - you may have no idea who those old folks were.

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Kelly Aizicowitz at Figure 1 on Her Experience in Politics and How it Shaped Her for Sales

Watch the first in-person interview filmed for our series featuring women in sales! For episode #6, I interviewed Kelly Aizicowitz , Senior Director of Business Development at Figure 1 in beautiful, downtown Toronto! ( Yes, I am Canadian and based in Toronto.

How Executives Fail to Understand the Reasons for Poor Sales and Revenue Performance


You might say that after reading an awesome book, waiting for months and years in anticipation of the movie version, only to be extremely disappointed when the much hyped film failed to live up to what you remembered feeling when turning the pages. "That wasn't what I expected!"

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11 Inspiring Movies for Entrepreneurs

Hubspot Sales

A great film can turn a visit to the cinema into more than just an excuse to relax. I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite films below. This film follows the goings on of an investment bank over a 24-hour period. If you only see one film about sales, it should be this one.

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How To Make Sales Video That Don’t Suck


This is probably the only cool trick I ever landed being filmed. I decided to learn how to video edit so I could film them. Editing will allow you film in more than one place, add background music, throw in titles and screencaptures, and more. By: Ryan O’Hara.

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As the Head Coach - Practice for Sales Success - It's Your Job

Anthony Cole Training

Here is a typical week for a football team prior to performance: Sunday - review game films from previous day - about 2 hours. Monday - 30 minutes of class time wiht a position coach, 2 hours of on-field practice, 30 minutes of film review.

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Planet of the Apes, Trust and Sales

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And unless you had heard this small tidbit of human behavior that Charlton Heston observed during the filming of the original film and the sequel, you might believe I am reaching for some bananas. Possibly you are wondering about this title of Planet of the Apes, Trust and Sales?

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Top Ten Characteristics of Top Sales Producers (Part Three)

Inside Sales Training

Think about how much time football players spend watching game film, or dancers spend watching film of their practices and performances, or actors and directors watching a previous day’s shoot, etc.

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My Favorite 'John Wayne' Thoughts for Marketers and Salespeople


Yep, you can hear John Wayne say this in the still popular film Stagecoach (1939) when he played the Ringo Kid. Wayne played Tom Doniphon in the 1962 film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. I’m sure each of you has your favorite John Wayne movie quote.

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Manage Like the Godfather

No More Cold Calling

How many times have you seen The Godfather films? A sure sign of a really great film is that it’s filled with lines you know by heart and lessons you can apply in your life. Sales managers can take a few lessons from Don Corleone’s leadership style.

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Technically, I Graduated

Sales and Marketing

Just find some of those quirky online offerings that might be solely worth the value of entertainment: Elvish, the Language of “Lord of the Rings:” This is taught by a leading language expert who actually consulted on these films. Age of Piracy:  Thank you Johnny Depp for reviving interest in pirates, a comeback that’s waited since the 1950 film Treasure Island. Author: Dan Seidman How to get smart — even degreed — online. The world is digitizing everything.

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How We Drastically Reduced Unsubscribes with This ONE Email Campaign

Sales Hacker

Film in just one room within our offices. This was filming day and by far the most fun step of the campaign. Filming took a full morning and editing the footage took about one day. Despite all of the buzz and impressive stats around video marketing , are you still a non-believer?

Which Fictional Salesperson Are You? [Infographic]


In film and TV, sales reps are often portrayed as just being one or the other, even if the ideal sales persona lies somewhere in the middle. Sales is a tough job -- especially when you're selling in the field. Sometimes a situation calls for being tough and authoritative, and other times you must be compassionate and lend a listening ear. For example, Don Draper is unapologetic and Jim Halpert is goofy and personable.

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Account Based Selling Teams Should Never Pitch

No More Cold Calling

They analyze the opposition, watch films of their games, assess the strengths and weaknesses of each player, and devise a winning strategy. “A man leaves home and turns left three times, only to return home facing two men wearing masks. Who are those two men?”.

Four Tips for Building Rapport and Closing Sales Profitably

The Sales Leader

Do you find yourself using sales lines you heard in Hollywood films like Tommy Boy or The Boiler Room? If so, it may be time to consider a new route. Chances are those movies were not made to demonstrate solid sales techniques to the audience! They will do little to no good in building proper […]. Observations from the real World closing sales Colleen Francis Engage Selling Solutions how to close sales Lead Up! Sales Coaching sales prospects sales quota selling

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Five Sales Lessons Learned from The Wolf of Wall Street

Sales Result

Read on for our top five takeaways from the film. The dark comedy The Wolf of Wall Street , directed by Martin Scorsese and featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a bio-pic of the “Wolf” himself, Jordan Belfort.

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5 Keys To Building Success Sales Teams - Coaching

Anthony Cole Training

We would spend hours pouring over films of the opponent and our own playbooks which were specifically prepared for this week''s game. Then after each game, back to the film room for more learning based on the previous game''s outcome. His proof of execution was the game film.

Success Saturdays – 10 Million YouTube Subscribers

A Sales Guy

Ryan Higa is a film-maker who started his entire career in H.S. posting videos to YouTube. Last week he received his 10 millionth YouTube subscriber. Ryan is an impressive kid.

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5 Keys To Building Successful Sales Teams - Coaching

Anthony Cole Training

We would spend hours pouring over films of the opponent and our own playbooks which were specifically prepared for this week''s game. Then after each game, back to the film room for more learning based on the previous game''s outcome. His proof of execution was the game film.

Coaching Your Team to Use the Best Practice Selling Techniques


That’s why they study and break down game film so much. It’s like a professional sports coach. What do they do? They design the best plays and then coach each athlete to use the best techniques and skill sets on every play. If I were to ask you

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Finally, the Truth About Sales

HeavyHitter Sales

Finally, the truth about sales is on film. I I have a complaint with how the entertainment industry portrays the sales profession. Willie Loman, the main character in Arthur Miller’s  Death of a Salesman  was a cheater who ultimately betrayed his family.

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Excuses Don’t Count: December Referral Selling Insights


The more I delved into the film’s history (a great story in itself), the angrier I became with sales leaders who let their account based selling teams fail to meet quota. What’s the #1 way to start the New Year strong?

Trade Show Prospecting Toolkit: The Ultimate Collection

DiscoverOrg Sales

Starring Jenny Campbell, our Senior Director of Customer Marketing; Chris Hays, Marketing and Sales Operations; and Director of Sales Development, Jake Shaffren, this film steps through DiscoverOrg’s own process of identifying the right people at the right company. It’s no small investment to send salespeople to trade shows: Airfare, hotels, meals, transportation, and swag are just a few expenses – in addition to a lot of time.

First Amendment Fall-Out for Sales by Christina Hamlett

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Likewise, I’m disinclined to watch films starring actors whose meltdown rants reflect deep-seated hostilities, or support causes endorsed by stars who use every talk-show appearance or interview as a soapbox confessional or rambling filibuster about their political leanings.

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You Don’t Have to Memorize Your Entire Presentation – Just These 5 Things

Performance Sales and Training

But if memorization was the cause of bad line readings people wouldn’t shell out millions of dollars to watch actors in film, on television and at the theater. So you’ve gotten your new deck, perhaps some talking points, or even a full script. You may even have seen another team member deliver the pitch or presentation. Now the challenge you’re facing is not quite the magnitude facing Hamlet, but it can feel quite daunting: To memorize…or not to memorize?

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Never Blow Off A Media Invitation by Christina Hamlett

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Christina Hamlett, editor of Media Magnetism ( [link] ) is an LA-based novelist, playwright, ghostwriter, columnist and script consultant for the film industry.

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Is Failure an Option for Your Account Based Selling Teams?

No More Cold Calling

The more I delved into the film’s history, the angrier I became with sales leaders who let their account based selling teams fail to meet quota. If your sales reps miss quota this year, they might not deserve the blame.

Women in Sales Management


In addition to being role models for their assigned girl’s club members, Each of these mentors filmed short clip for a series called Rise Up on Record. Putting More Women In Sales Management. “We We have enough boy’s clubs. It’s time to have a girl’s club.”

Texting While Walking…The Rules

No More Cold Calling

He has made dozens of short films released exclusively on the Internet and is the writer, director, editor and star of the series “The Neistat Brothers” on HBO. Get human, make eye contact, and be where you are.

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[TEMPLATE] How to Start a Conversation Using the “Foot-in-the-Door” Email

DiscoverOrg Sales

FYI, here’s the details on Japan’s spam laws: Reason #2) We were filming a cold email course in Tokyo. Here’s how to start a conversation (and book a meeting) with almost any prospect in your database or CRM using the “Foot-in-the-Door” email. This simple, 5-step cold email technique works especially well for sales development reps who regularly email: CEOs. Marketing VPs. Industry influencers. HR directors. Elon Musk. Your favorite podcast host.

Just Pack Up Your Business Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile

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When there is nothing good on television which is quite often he will take out a Laurel and Hardy film from his extensive DVD collection and play it. My husband is a great fan of Laurel and Hardy.

Film 156

Should Marketing Be Measured On Revenue?

Partners in Excellence

Kodak, as an example, had some of the leading patents in digital photography, but focused it’s investments in film, riding that to their “grave.” As a disclaimer, I’m a “sales guy,” and may misunderstand marketing.

Your Executive Presence (When you Don’t Wear Black Turtlenecks)

Performance Sales and Training

Even acclaimed Irish actor Michael Fassbender felt unequal to the task of portraying the legend in the film, Steve Jobs , telling his driver on the way to rehearsals: “You should slam it. Steve Jobs raised the bar on public speaking and executive presence for all of us.

3 Sales Tips from the Movies for Engaging Buyers

Performance Sales and Training

We lost another film icon this week – the first Batman, Adam West. This technique applies to a wide range of written and filmed works. Holy Hollywood Batman! It got me thinking about the lasting power of the movies.

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