When I was in a slump in my job at the brokerage, my manager asked me to take home copies of the movies Boiler Room and Glengarry Glen Ross. It was mostly as a joke, but he did want to get across the fact that sales, whether good or bad, is largely a factor of the confidence you project.
Here are some videos highlighting the ‘good’ and bad of shady sales. Enjoy!
1. Boiler Room – First Sale
Every salesperson knows that rush when you make a big sale. I love this scene starring Vin Diesel. P.S. It’s not the techniques, but rather the confidence Vin shows that makes this video inspiring. 🙂
2. Glengarry Glen Ross – ABC
ABC – Always Be Closing! Great scene about an unscrupulous sales manager trying to motivate the team. After watching it, you’ll walk around for a week saying ABC to everything. (WARNING: Filthy Language Throughout)
3. Boiler Room – Group Interview
One of the big scenes in the movie, featuring Ben Afflick. The manager asks the new recruits how badly the want the job. (WARNING: F-Bombs throughout)
4. Wall Street – Greed is Good
I know that somebody will be upset if I don’t include this clip, so here it is.
5. How to Negotiate with A Car Salesman
Good tips to consider when purchasing your next car. It tells you what to do to feel confident walking in to a dealership.
6. How to Sell A Car
It’s a preview from the movie Suckers. I haven’t seen the movie, but the clips are funny. The video flashes the names of the stars etc during the clip as it’s a promo, so just ignore that.
7. Infomercial Ladder Salesman
An instant classic. The TV salesman tries climbing on a collapsible ladder. Ladder: 1 – Man: 0
8. Boiler Room – Telemarketer
Here’s a scene from the movie Boiler Room on the fine art of telemarketing. (WARNING: 1 language slip)