The Psychology Of Salesmanship The Original Classic Edition

Author: William Walker Atkinson
Publisher: Emereo Publishing
ISBN: 1486496067
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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Psychology of Salesmanship. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by William Walker Atkinson, which is now, at last, again available to you. Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have The Psychology of Salesmanship in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, eReader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Psychology of Salesmanship: Look inside the book: According to his story, everyone had been trying to get the better of him ever since he started in business; his competitors resorted to unfair business methods; his landlord was endeavoring to drive him out by raising his rent; he could not get an honest clerk in his store; an old man had not an equal chance with a young man; he could not understand why people he had catered to so faithfully should be so ungrateful or so fickle as to give their patronage to every upstart who went into business in the same line as his; he supposed that he could work along, as he was doing, from morning till night without a holiday till he was driven to the poorhouse or died, and although he had been in the same stand for fifteen years there was not a single person he could call on if in need of a friend,Pg 20 etc. ...Fowler, the well known authority on Phrenology, is recommended to all Salesmen desirous of acquiring the faculty of understanding Human Nature: 'Scan closely all the actions of men, with a view to ascertain their motives and mainsprings of action; look with a sharp eye at man, woman, child, all you meet, as if you would read them through; note particularly the expression of the eye, as if you would imbibe what it signifies; say to yourself: What faculty prompted this expression or that action; drink in the general looks, attitude, natural language, and manifestation of the man, and yield yourself to the impressions naturally made on you—that is, study human naturePg 46 both as a philosophy and as a sentiment, or as if being impressed thereby.' About William Walker Atkinson, the Author: It is not known whether he ever acknowledged authorship of these pseudonymous works, but all of the supposedly independent authors whose writings are now credited to Atkinson were linked to one another by virtue of the fact that their works were released by a series of publishing houses with shared addresses and they also wrote for a series of magazines with a shared roster of authors. ...Randolph was known for embroidering the truth when it came to his own autobiography (he claimed that his mother Flora Randolph, an African American woman from Virginia, who died when he was eleven years old, had been a foreign princess) but he was actually telling the truth—or something very close to it, according to his biographer John Patrick Deveney—when he said that he had met the Maharajah in Europe and had learned from him the proper way to use both polished gemstones and Indian 'bhattah mirrors' in divination.

Birth Of A Salesman

Author: Walter A. FRIEDMAN
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674037340
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In this entertaining and informative book, Walter Friedman chronicles the remarkable metamorphosis of the American salesman from itinerant amateur to trained expert. From the mid-nineteenth century to the eve of World War II, the development of sales management transformed an economy populated by peddlers and canvassers to one driven by professional salesmen and executives. From book agents flogging Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs to John H. Patterson's famous pyramid strategy at National Cash Register to the determined efforts by Ford and Chevrolet to craft surefire sales pitches for their dealers, selling evolved from an art to a science. "Salesmanship" as a term and a concept arose around the turn of the century, paralleling the new science of mass production. Managers assembled professional forces of neat responsible salesmen who were presented as hardworking pillars of society, no longer the butt of endless "traveling salesmen" jokes. People became prospects; their homes became territories. As an NCR representative said, the modern salesman "let the light of reason into dark places." The study of selling itself became an industry, producing academic disciplines devoted to marketing, consumer behavior, and industrial psychology. At Carnegie Mellon's Bureau of Salesmanship Research, Walter Dill Scott studied the characteristics of successful salesmen and ways to motivate consumers to buy. Full of engaging portraits and illuminating insights, Birth of a Salesman is a singular contribution that offers a clear understanding of the transformation of salesmanship in modern America. Reviews of this book: The history Friedman weaves is engrossing and the book hits stride with entertaining chapters on Mark Twain's marketing of the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (apparently Twain was as talented a businessman as a writer) and on the shift from the drummer--the middleman between wholesalers and regional shopkeepers--to the department store...In Birth of a Salesman, Friedman has crafted a history of an 'inherently unlikable process' with depth, affection and intelligent analysis. --Carlo Wolff, Boston Globe I very much enjoyed reading this book. It is well written, well argued, and thoroughly researched. Salesmen, Friedman argues, helped distribute the products of America's increasingly bountiful manufacturing industries, invented new forms of managerial hierarchies, investigated the psychology of desire, and were in the vanguard of America's transformation from a producer to a consumer society. He powerfully shows that the rise of modern business practices and the emergence of a particularly American culture of consumption can only be fully understood if we examine the history of selling. --Sven Beckert, author of The Monied Metropolis Walter Friedman's Birth of a Salesman: The Transformation of Selling in America is an important book. The modern industrial economy, created in the United States and Europe between the 1880s and the 1930s, required the integration of large-scale production and marketing. The evolution of mass production is a well-known story, but Friedman is the first to fill in the crucial marketing side of that industrial revolution. --Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., author of The Visible Hand and Scale and Scope With wit and verve, Walter Friedman gives us a cast of memorable characters who turned salesmanship from ballyhoo to behaviorism, from silliness to science. Informed by prodigious research, Birth of a Salesman also clarifies the birth of modern marketing--from an angle that humanizes its subject through wry, ironic, but serious analysis. This is a pioneering work on a subject crucial to American social, cultural, and business history. --Thomas K. McCraw, author of Creating Modern Capitalism

The Science Of Selling

Author: David Hoffeld
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101993189
Size: 19.97 MB
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The Revolutionary Sales Approach Scientifically Proven to Dramatically Improve Your Sales and Business Success In today’s fiercely competitive marketplace you can’t afford to lose sales that should be yours. But with so much conflicting advice from self-proclaimed “gurus,” how do you know which sales strategies actually work? Leading sales trainer, researcher and CEO of Hoffeld Group, David Hoffeld, has the answer. Blending cutting-edge research in social psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, The Science of Selling shows you how to align the way you sell with how our brains naturally form buying decisions, dramatically increasing your ability to earn more sales. Unlike other sales books, which primarily rely on anecdotal evidence and unproven advice, Hoffeld’s evidence-based approach connects the dots between science and situations salespeople and business leaders face every day to help you consistently succeed, including proven ways to: - Engage buyers’ emotions to increase their receptiveness to you and your ideas - Ask questions that line up with how the brain discloses information - Lock in the incremental commitments that lead to a sale - Create positive influence and reduce the sway of competitors - Discover the underlying causes of objections and neutralize them - Guide buyers through the necessary mental steps to make purchasing decisions Packed with advice and anecdotes, The Science of Selling is an essential resource for anyone looking to succeed in today's cutthroat selling environment, advance their business goals, or boost their ability to influence others.

How To Sell Anything To Anybody

Author: Joe Girard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743273966
Size: 80.82 MB
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"The world's greatest salesman" reveals the spectacular selling principles that have brought him to the top of his profession as he offers helpful advice on how to develop customer profiles, how to turn a prospect into a buyer, how to close the deal, and how to establish a long-term relationship with one's customers. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

How To Sell Your Way Through Life

Author: Napoleon Hill
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470570173
Size: 49.90 MB
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TIMELESS WISDOM from the ORIGINAL PHILOSOPHER of PERSONAL SUCCESS "No matter who you are or what you do, you are a salesperson. Every time you speak to someone, share an opinion or explain an idea, you are selling your most powerful asset . . . you! In How to Sell Your Way Through Life, Napoleon Hill shares valuable lessons and proven techniques to help you become a true master of sales." —Sharon Lechter, Coauthor of Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet from Gold; Member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy "These proven, time-tested principles may forever change your life." —Greg S. Reid, Coauthor of Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet from Gold; Author of The Millionaire Mentor "Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich and Laws of Success are timeless classics that have improved the lives of millions of people, including my own. Now, we all get the chance to savor more of his profound wisdom in How to Sell Your Way Through Life. It is a collection of simple truths that will forever change the way you see yourself." —Bill Bartmann, Billionaire Business Coach and Bestselling Author of Bailout Riches (www.billbartman.com) Napoleon Hill, author of the mega-bestseller Think and Grow Rich, pioneered the idea that successful individuals share certain qualities, and that examining and emulating these qualities can guide you to extraordinary achievements. Written in the depths of the Great Depression, How to Sell Your Way Through Life explores a crucial component of Achievement: your ability to make the sale. Ringing eerily true in today's uncertain times, Hill's work takes a practical look at how, regardless of our occupation, we must all be salespeople at key points in our lives. Hill breaks down concrete instances of how the Master Salesman seizes advantages and opportunities, giving you tools you can use to effectively sell yourself and your ideas. Featuring a new Foreword from leadership legend Ken Blanchard, this book is a classic that gives you one beautifully simple principle and the proven tools to make it work for you.

Sales Mastery

Author: Chuck Bauer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118007860
Size: 58.64 MB
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Distinguish yourself as a "Sales Master" and win big in business today! Your personal and professional distinctions are THE precursor to closing the deal. Why? Because most salespeople are not distinctive-all they do is follow one another. Sales Mastery gives you Chuck Bauer's unique personal experience as a highly successful salesman turned sales coach. You'll connect with his methodology, proven by salespeople in every industry, to distinguish yourself, build your sales skills, and win deals again and again. Each chapter focuses on one important quality of salesmanship enabling you to actualize your potential as a prosperous seller Includes tips for mastering sales presentations, phone pitches, customer objections, and closing strategies Learn how to market yourself shamelessly, close sales according to your clients' dominant personality styles, and make prospects chase you Author is a nationally recognized sales trainer and coach Sales Mastery gives you the toolset to break away from the pack to be the sales leader you always wanted to be... and reap the bigger commission checks that result!

Heavy Hitter Selling

Author: Steve W. Martin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470080213
Size: 79.38 MB
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What separates ordinary salespeople from Heavy Hitters? The best salespeople are those "Heavy Hitters" who are able to use human nature, language, and intuition to build trusting relationships with customers and persuade them to buy. Based on his proven and effective sales program, author Steve Martin's Heavy Hitter Selling explains how you too can achieve and maintain that high level of sales success. Using real-world case studies, examples, and exercises, Martin provides the psychological, physical, and language-based tactics you need to turn yourself into a Heavy Hitter. Inside, you'll find proven guidance and expert tips on: Understanding how people think and communicate Finding the right words at the right time Predicting a customer's behavior and influencing his thoughts Building customer rapport and understanding their motivations Persuading both the customer's rational mind and his emotional subconscious side "Like other sales books published recently, this one stresses the importance of human behavior. But unlike the others, it puts an emphasis on language. Salespeople could well benefit by exploring scientific models of language. Practical exercises make the book useful for everyone." —Harvard Business School Review "This well-written, insightful book will give you ideas and strategies you can use to influence and persuade customers in any market." —Brian Tracy, author, Million Dollar Habits "Traditional selling focuses on product, price, and competition and misses the most important reason people buy-people and emotion. Heavy Hitter Selling offers a different perspective that is valuable in understanding how to win." —Jay Fulcher, President and COO, Agile Software "Heavy Hitter Selling is different-[a book that] will help you make lots of money." —Gerald D. Cohen, CEO, Information Builders, Inc.