I updated links in my article "Sales: Some movies to watch and learn", so all links are working... for now ;)
Mostly it was fixing dictionary links for the vocabulary in the article, thanks to the Bing disaster.
But a link to thread on "best sales movie ever" on jobs site Monster.com was also broken, as they've reorganized their site. I found and added 2 other lists of great movies about sales.
By the way, Monster now has a section dedicated to sales called "SalesHQ".
It's got a lot of useful stuff for people interested in sales, on things like résumés, interviews, salaries, commissions and professional development.
It's also got sub-sections dedicated to certain fields of sales:
I know some of my students work in pharmaceuticals & IT sales (as well as other areas of sales), so I hope this SalesHQ link proves useful for you.
Edit (12 Sept 2013): I removed dead links to Bing dictionary and replaced with working links for other dictionary websites. I also removed dead Monster link for sales movies, and added links for 2 other articles on sales movies.
Sales is the activity of trying to sell: to convince someone to buy your product or service.
For most businesses, this is their most important activity. No sales = no money!
So sales can be a high-pressure job and involve a lot of human drama: a great recipe for movies!
As a result, there are many movies in English about people in sales, and watching them can be a great way to learn English AND learn the business (and vocabulary) of sales.
"But I'm not in sales!" you might say. That doesn't matter: ALL business is sales. You always need to be able to convince people to accept what you can offer. For example, in a job interview you are selling yourself (your skills, talent and effort) to a company, in return for a salary and benefits.
So here I offer some links on movies about the world of sales.
Lists/Discussions About Sales Movies
These movies are hosted on a Chinese website and might have Chinese subtitles, in case you don't understand some of the words.
(Edit 20/3/2012: these movies might move or be deleted. It depends on the video website.)
G.A.L.E.S.L. / joe3
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