“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”
A motivated sales rep is the strongest asset of a company. They sell fast, hard, and use every second to their advantage. We’ve found 5 videos every sales rep must watch. Selling styles differ in each video below, but one thing is certain, after watching them, you’ll want to push your limits in sales like never before.
Will Smith in the Pursuit of Happyness
Let’s start off slow with the “feel-good” on this list. Watch Will Smith maximize every second of his day by not hanging up the phone or going to the water cooler ultimately landing a meeting of a big-time CEO.
Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting
Quick wit, quips, and retorts can be the difference between intelligently combating rejection versus an awkward silence. Matt Damon shows the world how unreal story telling can deconstruct even the smartest critics. Watch him earn the admiration and contact information of his soon to be girlfriend.
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Al Pacino in Scent of Woman
The odds are stacked against Chris O’Donnell as he faces expulsion from his boarding school. While the other culprits hide behind their parents, O’Donnell changes the decision of the administration and school with the help of one, persuasive ex-Lieutenant Colonel (Al Pacino).
Vin Diesel in Boiler Room
Word-play and timing are used by Vin Diesel to convince a doctor the investment he makes is the right one. This humorous scene will want to make sure you never miss a step on your next call.
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Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross
Of course this list wouldn’t be complete without Alec Baldwin’s classic motivational scene where he whips into shape some under performing sales reps. Watch as his delivery, timing, and tone creates a cinematic cult-classic for generations of sales reps.