7 Lessons in Leadership, Diversity And a Culture of Learning from an Animated Short Film

Mukesh Gupta

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Leadership Lessons from An Oscar Award Winning Animated Short Film

Mukesh Gupta

I came across this oscar award winning animated short film and fell in love with it. The Sand Castle by Co Hoedeman , National Film Board of Canada. The post Leadership Lessons from An Oscar Award Winning Animated Short Film appeared first on Musings of A Salesman.

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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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Lessons in Leadership from An Elephant, A Rhino and A Penguin

Mukesh Gupta

Leadership Film Bilder Importance of play Lessons in leadership StorytellingLessons from an elephant, a rhino and a penguin by Mukesh Gupta.

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20 Insanely Interesting People I Came to Know in 2016

Mukesh Gupta

Team Film Bilder – Super Power – Building Animations That Speak to You. This team based in Germany releases short animated films which have inspired me for sometime now. One of the things I do over time is to discover new people and learn from new sources.

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If 46% of Sales Reps Don’t Reach Quota, What Are the 54% Doing Right?


Can a film be seen without any understanding of its context? Editor’s Note: Our guest contribution today is by Peter Gracey, CEO of QuotaFactory, AG Salesworks’ sister company. We are excited about QuotaFactory’s focus on sales accelerationtechniques. Yes — but that context will significantly change your impression of the story. For example, knowing that [.] The post If 46% of Sales Reps Don’t Reach Quota, What Are the 54% Doing Right?

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A Sales Lesson from The Wolf of Wall Street

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

Scorsese’s excess-packed The Wolf of Wall Street joins a long line of films (Wall Street, Boiler Room, Glengarry Glen Ross) that cast the sales profession in it’s most negative light.

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Marketing and Old Cameras: An Exercise in Composition


Anyway, when it came in the mail I wanted to quickly load it with film and shoot something. Given the camera’s age and limitations, I opted for a roll of slow (100-ISO) black-and-white film and waited for a sunny day. Recently I bought an antique camera on eBay.

How To Guarantee Your Audience Will Sit Up And Take Notice

MTD Sales Training

Once in a while, I come across a film or video that makes an impression on me and I say to myself that I have to let as many people as possible see it. This particular short film amused and intrigued. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Sales Stories gaining attentiveness from your team how to grab the attention of the audience

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For the Sales Force, it’s All About the Sales Leads


A very popular movie amongst salespeople is the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross, a tightly dramatic examination of several veteran salespeople struggling to keep their jobs. One chord is struck with any salesperson who’s ever seen this film: It’s all about the sales leads.

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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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What Keep us from Living Upto Our Potential and How to Overcome It?

Mukesh Gupta

They created a short film where they recruited 67 people who have never jumped into a swimming pool from a height of 10m (by paying them an equivalent of 30 USD) and filmed these participants while they decided to jump or not and their actual jump.

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Sales Force vs. CRM Software Solution


It could be the title of a really bad horror movie, but oftentimes the reality is even worse than a Hollywood b-film. Who is a CRM software solution for, really? Who is it that actually creates customer relationships in the first place? That’s right, it’s the sales force.

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Jim Steele and David Rudnitsky Explain Moneyball for Sales

The Sales Insider

You might be familiar with the popular Hollywood film Moneyball. Moneyball was inspired by the 2002 Oakland A’s baseball team, which, despite a smaller budget, was able to outperform much wealthier teams.

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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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You’re Always Busy!?

Sharon Drew Morgan

Or when you’d call excited about a film (Are you still going to the movies?), Dear Friends: Lately, everyone I know is complaining about how busy they are. It’s really beginning to annoy me.

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What’s the Biggest and Greenest Technology Event Happening This Week?

The Sales Insider

While thousands of music aficionados, film buffs and techno-geeks have descended upon Austin, Texas, a forward-thinking, high-growth technology company in Utah has been quietly plotting the world’s largest virtual event for sales and marketing professionals.

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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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Will Artificial Creativity Trump Human Creativity?

Mukesh Gupta

Earlier, AI had written the screenplay for a short film (though it doesnt make too much sense, for now). You can watch the film below: It is already known that many media sources, including Yahoo, have been using AI to write articles for their websites.

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Five Ways to Serenity: How to Dial Down Work Stress and Boost Your Performance

The Productivity Pro

A “running” joke in the cult classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail is Brave Sir Robin’s method of dealing with danger: “Run away!” “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”–Sydney ”–Sydney J.

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Periscope-The World As We Know It Just Changed

Fill the Funnel

The ability to save the video feeds to your camera roll or let them expire in 24 hours Cost: Free Viewers of your feed can share their comments directly with you live, in real-time as you are filming.

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Periscope-The World As We Know It Just Changed

Fill the Funnel

The ability to save the video feeds to your camera roll or let them expire in 24 hours Cost: Free Viewers of your feed can share their comments directly with you live, in real-time as you are filming.

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Marketing to a Generation Which Hates Ads


The underground art culture, which includes graffiti, was further popularized by anonymous artist Banksy’s film, Exit Through the Gift Shop.

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Dimensions of Trade: The Dimension of Endless Possibility


Certainly there are country-local films in France or India, but at the same time in those countries people are watching Star Wars and Mission: Impossible. Like any endeavor, trade has evolved through time, and has passed through stages.

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Tom Hanks, Credibility and Sales

Performance Sales and Training

Describe a film as a “ Tom Hanks movie ” and everyone knows what to expect: A highly likable, regular guy who gets caught in extraordinary circumstances but rises to the top due to his true good character. He shows up on the set prepared to make each film the absolute best possible.

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Closing Time: Learning Lessons From AI


In the classic sci-fi film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” two astronauts find their lives in jeopardy when an onboard ship computer thinks it is smarter than the humans that built it and takes over their space mission.

Professional Sports Putting Profits Before People

Steven Rosen

The most recent film Concussion shamed the NFL. Leadership Lessons from the Elite. Like many of you, I follow professional sports but I am in no way a sport fanatic.

4 Secrets to the One-Call Meeting: Your Powerful Referral Program

No More Cold Calling

Even if you haven’t seen the film, you can probably guess what happens. Is your team tired of cold calling? Some people say it takes seven to 12 touches for sales reps to reach their prospects? Is that how you want your team spending their time?

April Edition of Top Sales Magazine Published

Jonathan Farrington

Finally, my “JF Uncut” column is taken over by my Italian cousin, the well-known Italian film director, Jonatelli Farringtonioni this month, who shares all the news from around the sales space. …. Our bumper April magazine is now published, and ready for your enjoyment.

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Create Your Own Unique Sales Role

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

During the filming of My Left Foot, Daniel Day-Lewis, who played a severely handicapped character, refused to break character off-screen, insisting that he be lifted in and out of his wheelchair and wheeling himself around the set in order to gain insight into his character’s life.

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Planet of the Apes, Trust and Sales

Increase Sales

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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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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Every Frontline Sales Professional is Unique

Jonathan Farrington

We each have a unique personality, which admittedly is shaped and influenced by our parents; peer group and even TV/Film stars we admire, but the undeniable reality remains that we are all most certainly different. I was recently asked, that if I genuinely believed that all customers and clients – and presumably prospects – are unique, would I agree that all front-line sales professionals are unique?

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Superman, The Klu Klux Klan & Disruptive Innovation

Mukesh Gupta

I recently stumbled upon a short film which chronicled how one single individual ( Stetson Kennedy ) went under cover and fought and plotted the demise of the Klu Klux Klan.

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The Real Reason Sales People Struggle to Close Opportunities


I am, of course referring to his role as Blake, the alpha dog motivational salesman in the film “Glengarry Glen Ross”. But it’s somewhat relevant, because the role he plays in that film is, by the standards of effective salesmanagership, completely barking. This article was originally published by Bob Apollo on his blog Accelerating Revenue Growth: the Inflexion-Point Blog.

Rational Persuasion: An Effective Tool for Turning Your Ideas into Our Ideas

The Productivity Pro

’s “I Have a Dream” speech, or the fictional Gordon Gekko’s “Greed is Good” speech in the film ­Wall Street —the best influential motivators in the office tend to be those grounded in logic. “Persuasion is often more effective than force.”

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Too Difficult to Close

The Sales Blog

Not tracking your losses is like a football team that avoids watching their films after losing a game (something they never, ever do). Some people brag about having really high close rates. They close deals at 80 or 90 percent win rates.

Best Among What I Read Today – 12th May 2016

Mukesh Gupta

You can watch the documentary film that he refers to in the post, that chronicles his journey and his simple strategy for mastery. I read a lot and on diverse topics.

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Seismic Shifts: Five Trends Reshaping the Technology Industry

Tech Bytes

Parents no longer carefully pick and choose when to photograph family gatherings with analog film cameras. Noreen Nagji co-wrote this blog post with John DeSarbo. This post is the first in a seven-part series examining top trends that are reshaping the high-tech industry.

Everyone wants to innovate but no one wants to fail

Mukesh Gupta

No one can tell you how a movie is going to do in the marketplace… not until the film opens in darkened theater and sparks fly up between the screen and the audience. The ability of the film to connect with its customers on an emotional level is also key for its success. Finally, the movie needs to be released to its audience and the audience decides if the film is a success or not – not the production house.

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