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"Life itself is a matter of salesmanship." - Thomas J Watson

"The definition of salesmanship is the gentle art of letting the customer have it your way." - Ray Kroc

"I think that American salesmanship can be a weapon more powerful than the atomic bomb." - Henry J Kaiser

"What made me sign with the Cardinals? Because they used salesmanship, the personal touch." - Stan Musial

"Personality and salesmanship do not produce except in the competitive sense." - Reginald Fessenden

"Salesmanship consists of transferring a conviction by a seller to a buyer." - Paul G. Hoffman

"Good salesmanship is nothing more than maximizing the positive and minimizing the negative." - Barbara Corcoran

"I still remember the five points of salesmanship: attention, interest, conviction, desire and close." - Annette Bening

"Salesmanship is limitless. Our very living is selling. We are all salespeople." - James Cash Penney

"Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice." - James Cash Penney

"To be a photojournalist takes experience, skill, endurance, energy, salesmanship, organization, wheedling, climbing, gatecrashing, etc. - plus an eye and patience." - Ruth Orkin

"It takes great salesmanship to convince a customer to buy something from you that isn't built or isn't finished." - Fred Wilson

"Evangelism is not salesmanship. It is not urging people, pressing them, coercing them, overwhelming them, or subduing them. Evangelism is telling a message. Evangelism is reporting good news." - Richard Halverson

"Coaching is salesmanship. Coaching is winning players over and convincing them they have to play together. It takes a team conviction to play together to make things work." - Phil Jackson

"The most important secret of salesmanship is to find out what the other fellow wants, then help him find the best way to get it" - Frank Bettger

"The notion that you would initiate a new product without preparing the way by persuasion and advertising and salesmanship is fantastic. It's an integral part of the system." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"After you've written a story, the thing to do is sell it. Sounds simple, and it is, if one will follow certain basic principles of salesmanship." - Erle Stanley Gardner

"If the company depends entirely on you - your creativity, ingenuity, inspiration, salesmanship or charisma - nobody will want to buy it. The risk and the dependency are too great." - Margaret Heffernan

"Advertising is salesmanship mass produced. No one would bother to use advertising if he could talk to all his prospects face-to-face. But he can't." - Morris Hite

"Surely no one will consider us lacking in reverence if we say that every one of the "principles of modern salesmanship" on which business men so much pride themselves, are brilliantly exemplified in Jesus' talk and work." - Bruce Barton

"Production goes up and up because high pressure advertising and salesmanship constantly create new needs that must be satisfied: this is Admass- a consumer's race with donkeys chasing an electric carrot." - J B Priestley

"Literary qualifications have no more to do with it than oratory has with salesmanship. One must be able to express himself briefly, clearly, and convincingly, just as a salesman must." - Claude C Hopkins

"Production goes up and up because high pressure advertising and salesmanship constantly create new needs that must be satisfied: this is Admass - a consumer's race with donkeys chasing an electric carrot." - J B Priestley

"Surely no one will consider us lacking in reverence if we say that every one of the principles of modern salesmanship on which business men so much pride themselves, are brilliantly exemplified in Jesus' talk and work." - Bruce Fairchild Barton

"This next nugget of salesmanship cannot be perfected in a single afternoon. However, once you have it mastered, your competition will continuously believe you possess some mystical customer attracting formula" - Chris Murray

"The music of the soul is also the music of salesmanship. Exchange value, not truth value counts. On it centers the rationality of the status quo, and all alien rationality is bent to It." - Herbert Marcuse

"If mass communications blend together harmoniously, and often unnoticeably, art, politics, religion, and philosophy with commercials, they bring these realms of culture to their common denominator - the commodity form. The music of the soul is also the music of salesmanship. Exchange value, not truth value, counts." - Herbert Marcuse

"The language of salesmanship was no doubt born with the first fashions in fig leaves in the garden of Eden. A strange concept has grown around it: if something is to be sold, inaccuracy is not immoral. Hence the art of advertisement - untruthfulness combined with repetition." - Freya Stark

"It is in the nature of all party systems that the authentically political talents can assert themselves only in rare cases, and it is even rarer that the specifically political qualifications survive the petty maneuvers of party politics with its demands for plain salesmanship." - Hannah Arendt

"The single largest frustration in the massage field is the waste of resources and training resulting from high attrition among those who start practicing massage therapy. While some affected individuals may have made an ill-suited vocational choice and others underestimated the profession's physical demands, most appear to stumble in assembling the self-confidence and persistent salesmanship necessary to develop a professional practice" - Bob Benson

"There are a few investment managers, of course, who are very good - though in the short run, it's difficult to determine whether a great record is due to luck or talent. Most advisors, however, are far better at generating high fees than they are at generating high returns. In truth, their core competence is salesmanship. Rather than listen to their siren songs, investors - large and small - should instead read Jack Bogle's The Little Book of Common Sense Investing." - Warren Buffett

"We now demand glamour and fast-flowing dramatic action. A generation of Christians reared among push buttons and automatic machines is impatient of slower and less direct methods of reaching their goals...The tragic results of this spirit all all about us: shallow lives, hollow religious philosophies...the glorification of men, trust is religious externalities....salesmanship methods, the mistaking of dynamic personality for the power of the Spirit. These and such of these are the symptoms of an evil disease." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Whenever there's active promotion on the part of somebody else, whenever I see somebody all dolled up for a fancy photograph and someone's handing out flyers or whenever there's active promotion for something like that, as an imposition on my day, I hate all those people and I want them to fail. I have a visceral reaction to advertising and promotion. There's just something about salesmanship that grates on me on a very base level and I react very negatively towards it. I want those people to suffer and I want their enterprises to fail." - Steve Albini



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