8 Open Secrets to Close the Deal on the First Meeting

Money is never a reason of not buying on spot. It is the lack of fear of losing the ownership. Urgency.

Not knowing the strategic reasons why a sales maneuver is being done, unfortunately leads to not knowing what should be the prospect’s ideal response. The salesman then loses the control of the sales encouter, kissing the sale goodbye.

On the list are things Closers are already doing but don’t really appreciate the rationale of doing it sharply. Thus making this list, the open secrets of on spot close.

📍”A Handshake is not just a courteous gesture. It is also a closing tool.”

This may be modified but this will never be totally omitted in every sales encounter. Discover more the art of bridging hands HERE.

📍 “Cordial gestures are not simply for being hospitable. It is also a decoy for control.”

Never be servile. Let it all appear offhand. Be punctual to choose where to sit. Then, guide them toward the table when they arrive. Choose which corner has least distraction. Orient yourself where the toilet, smoking area and the nearest exit. These are helpful when you need to depressurize them. Give them choices of what to drink. Warm or cold? Giving them two options lets them feel they are in control but actually, since you delimited the choices into two, you are the one dictating.

📍”Pre-pitch talk is not just simply to befriend the prospects. It is more of establishing emotional affinity.”

Never ever start pitching your offer unless you already have an emotional pact with your prospect. You have to be relevant to a specific compelling chapter of their life in order for them to hear what they are listening from you. This is how trust forms naturally. Let them associate you in a part of their life that when they remember it, they also remember you.

READ ALSO: How to Boost Charisma Quotient through SOB-CRED STORY

Tip: Search for the prospect’s social media account to know more his interests. Use this to befriend them but don’t be obvious, seeming like a stalker. Just lead the pre pitch conversation to the topics you have known that they are interested in. The last issue they post something about (avoid politics, religion and sexuality). The last vacation photo uploaded. The latest video or song they liked.

📍 “Name is not known just to address the prospect. It is use to monologue involvement spiels.”

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We all learn this from Carnegie’s classic book. Your name is the sweetest word to hear. When the name has more than three syllables, ask how his friends call him. Don’t use sir or ma’am. Simply use first names. Names are so powerful when throwing involvement monologues as you highlight your offer’s benefits. Childhood nicknames are also so effective especially for gratififying spiels of a fixated urge. Yearnings from childhood dictates behavior. Titles boost morale (Doc, Atty. Engr.). Use it when negotiating the price.

 

📍 “Hearing the prospect’s expectations uses not just the ears. It uses the entire network of the inmost senses as a helpful purchasing barometer.”

Your gut. Your instinct. Maximize it. When you hear what your prospect expects, you can customize the pitch tailored to what they actually need. Hearing them helps you to modulate the kind of approach to use and pick which feature to highlight. Hear what they really want. Hear even what’s not audible. It is stated there what the heart really wants. Grimaces, gestures, eye behavior, silence, warmth (When they try to gulp a glass of water, how they switch seating positions).

When at the end of your pitch you still ask why you have not closed the deal on spot, well it is because you have not done these eight secrets rightly. Still, KEEP TRYING.

📍”A deal is not made with one big Yes. It is formed with a series of preceding small Yeses.”

Small Yeses during the pre pitch talk increase your agreeability. These are precusors to the ultimate Yes, confirm signing on the dotted line. The reason of talking about matters that excite your prospect during the warm up is to collect simple Yeses. Make it a goal to increase your agreeability with a  number of at least 10 Yeses or sincere nods before pitching the offer. These are from topics both of you and the prospects were genuinely involved at. Congratulations, You’re halfway to the big Yes.

📍 “Tact is not just choosing the right words. It is also choosing the perfect timing.”

Basic rule is “Adjectives for involvement. Noun for action”. Be ultra sensitive to the effect of every word you say and when is the opportune time to drop it. Reserve synonyms on perfect junctures along your pitch. Use mental pause, laughter and intonations calculatedly. Influence is done with right tact and calibrated spontaneity.

READ ALSO: Subtly Learnt Sales Strategies from Reading Crime Novels

📍 “Only Today Offer (Limited Time Offer) is not imposed. It is availed smoothly when you made a good job on insinuating the fear of loss over the hope of pleasure”

Urgency is the emotion of time. LTO works because of successfully triggering urgency to the prospects. Do not just ask the prospect if they like being an owner. Ask if they like being an owner ON THE DAY. When they fear missing out an offer, it is unnecessary to explain why they have to get the offer on spot. Ask what delays their purchase whenever it is affordable now. Ask what if you can arrange a payment term for them, would they want to start it stat? Compose two on spot offer arrangements as your final close. Money is never a reason of not buying on spot. It is the lack of urgency – the fear of losing the ownership.

It is not enough that you know what to do. You also have to know why the secrets work. That’s the difference between you and the Master Closer. By mastering these secrets, you stop setting the next meeting as a follow-up. The next meeting is set for either an after sales care affair or a pitch for a happy owner’s referral.

Coffee is for Closers | Starbucks Christmas drinks, leather planner to boost your Q4 Sales, 2018 targets

Maximize this season’s purchasing confidence with sweet twists of your prospect’s usual cup of coffee while letting them realize how lovely it is to be an owner of what you are pitching.

It is always exciting to close deals on the last quarter. Consumers, because of year-end bonuses, are bent on owning something they love. Maximize this purchasing confidence with sweet twists of your prospect’s usual cup of coffee while letting them realize how lovely it is to be an owner of what you are pitching. Set the meeting at their nearest Starbucks cafe and get your lay down owners the red cups they deserve.

RED CUPS FOR RED LEADS

The red cups are back and these are for the red leads. Sweet irresistible overtures blinking a yuletide vibe of whopping new accounts on your pipeline. Close on spot at Starbucks! These are for master Closers like you too!

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CHRISTMAS TREE PEPPERMINT DARK MOCHA
Decadent dark mocha topped with green tea whipped cream and finished with glittering sprinkles of green and red candies. VANILLA NOUGAT LATTÉ (below L)
Rich taste of custard-like, slightly floral French vanilla and nougat notes. TOFFEE NUT CRUNCH LATTÉ (below R)
Toffee nut syrup blended with velvety steamed milk and espresso shots. Topped with whipped cream and crunchy toffee nut crunch toppings. *All also available in Iced and Frappuccino® (Coffee-based and cream-based) format.

 

 

 

SAVORY AND SWEET COMPLEMENTS TO YOUR HOLIDAY DRINKS

May it be a slow cooked marinated turkey, herbed egg omelet, slow roasted Christmas ham or a Mexican flavored chicken breast fillet, Starbucks got your Yuletide feast covered. All best with your choice of any Starbucks beverage. A seventeen (17) layers of crêpe with Belgian chocolate cream filling cake is also a new favorite!

Roasted Turkey and Chicken with Bacon on Cranberry Bread
ROASTED TURKEY AND CHICKEN WITH BACON ON CRANBERRY BREAD
(Below clockwise) CHICKEN FAJITA ROLL, 
HAM & EGG ON BRIOCHE BUN and
CHRISTMAS HAM, EGG WHITE AND EDAM CHEESE ON CROISSANT BUN 

 

 

Chocolate Crepe Cake
CHOCOLATE CREPE CAKE

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“Hot caramel macchiato in a mug please.”

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“Hot toffee nut crunch latte in the red cup please. And roasted turkey and chicken with bacon on cranberry bread.”


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3 Reversible Mistakes which make your Sales Pitch Less Involving

Not that you have to be flawless, but just never let mistakes sabotage your journey to a lucrative close.

It isn’t a pitch when it isn’t compelling. Despite of the efforts we exert to achieve this, unfortunate days exist when we sit back to our chair after a hardly jockeyed sales presentation asking “Is my pitch not involving enough?” The answer is yes. Chances are, it may be because of these reversible mistakes.

When prospects are hyped, Closers FORGET to shift to a take-away pitch.

Blame it to your sizzle that prospects seem levitating with your offer’s benefits. But too much fantasized gratification wards off the deal. Be in control. Sense it when prospects are “excessively sold”. Stop and proclaim that your offer is not for everyone to own. This isn’t a perfect system unless the owner knows how to make this work properly (not perfectly) to them. Equalize the prospect’s “too ideal” mental picture by siting drawbacks when your offer is used improperly. Drive them back to reality, then ask for the close. It is when they have settled from the hype and still they love owning the offer, that ultimately tests how sold they really are.

When the buying commitment turns flat, Closers NEGLECT to detour to a negative pitch.

This is why episodic check of the buying pulse should be done during your pitch. Intermittent trial closes (of asking when this is affordable would they like to own it?) helps you gauge how willful the prospects are to pay. This helps you calibrate whether their yes is a half meant no or an absolute no.

Reverse the next trial close. Ask “When this is affordable why won’t you own it?” Stop talking. They have to talk first. Wait. Count till 5 seconds. When they react, listen intently. Deal with their true concern then rephrase the reversed trial close.

Reverse the fact-benefit sizzles. Sizzle should sound like you are letting them feel the fear of missing out. Squeeze in the phrase “should have”. Present a feature which prospects won’t enjoy the benefit anymore since the ownership is not for them. Never ever be a pushy presenter. You know your offer’s worth. You know your work’s pride. You know your skill’s calibre. Yes you are an egotistical closer!

Return the course of the pitch to the pro active tone after ample throws of ironic involving spiels. Observe the difference. Modulate then your approach.

When the prospects have heard enough, Closers FAIL to articulate silence.

Mental pause augments understanding. Don’t be a rata-tata-tat. Be a bang! Stop believing that the more features you say, the more sold the prospects would be. This is why you have to do well on the warm up. To identify which among the features they’ll associate their purchase. Always make it a culture to count to five every after blowing a weighted feature and every after asking for a close. Before initiating the handshake. The silence helps them substantiate their appraisal which boosts their confidence on doing the purchase. It crushes the fear of buying instantly. If you have lay out the benefits well and sprinkle your sales techniques suavely in the pitch, you will not be afraid to let them breathe and think on that 5 seconds. Use these seconds too to prepare what will you say when the prospects expresses another “no but tell me more” remark. Aside from mental pauses, you can also make use of therapeutic space at some instances. Deliberately leave them for a while at certain parts of the showroom or play like you’ll be going to the toilet shortly.

It isn’t a pitch when it isn’t compelling.

Anything goes during a sales pitch and that should be an advantage for you as a Closer. It is your job to facilitate the way your prospect perceives the encounter. Closers equalize emotions, balance logic and regulate expectations. These modulations make the presentation involving. Not that you have to be flawless, but just never let mistakes sabotage your journey to a lucrative close. Especially when mistakes, though are dab and unavoidable, but are detectable and downright reversible.

3 Sales Tips to Close a Deal on Your Birthday

Birthday deals are more of the sentimental ones. A close which adds more celebratory vibe to the date of your birth!

The number of birthday celebrations you had over the tenure of your selling career, is a monumental meld on your closing tale. It is a motivating index of how you had gracefully joggled your chronological and professional ages. Are you really making your sales record better as you are getting professionally older?  How “sales memorable” were your previous birthdays then? Have you ever handed an official receipt to a prospect with the same day that’s written in your birth certificate?

Make it a goal. Close a birthday deal as a part of your enthrallment of the day you were born. Several twitches from the usual non-birthday pitch should be done. Generally, let the prospect know that it’s your special day and that you are ecstatic to celebrate it with them at the other side of the sales table.

  1. imageMake the warm-up easier by ridding off their resistance through self depreciating “hung over” spiel. (BUT you’re not really hung over!)              Squeeze in at least 3 more lines at the tail of your intent statement for this spiel. Casually ask a favor to bear with your head ache and several requests of glass of water during the entire meeting. Don’t make it sound degrading to your credibility. This is supposed to sound that you are being true and fun that they will be hooked on listening to you until they’re signing on the dotted line. Prospects would like you since you are letting them see a human part of yourself, not the salesman you. This is also such a unique conversation starter to befriend the husband. Ask “What’s your favorite drink on your birthday party? Ask the wife about her hung over care when the husband gets drunk. Then topics would just vine. After all, In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas!
  2. Trigger more urgency through “since it’s my birthday discount” (The fear of missing out.) Offer 2 more percent as a “since it’s my birthday”  discount. For example, instead of swiftly offering the full 20% allowable discount, start first at 15%. When they haggle, close the deal at 17%. This is reinforcing the emotion of urgency with personal sentiment of celebrating your birthday. The general rule when negotiating is to prelude every concession you drop with the spiel, “since it is my birthday, What if…”

    If you really like the offer, and since it’s my birthday today, what if I’ll give you two percent more discounts. From 15, you will be saving 17% when you’ll get it today. Everyday isn’t my birthday. Would you take it? “

  3. Bundle a special after sales care on the deal (Mean it eternally!) Add value to the purchase they made on your birthday by extending your after sales availability to them. Include extended after sales services which you don’t usually stretch to other buyers. For example, instead of just giving to them the contacts of the customer service, you could also give to them your email address or your personal mobile number (not just the office number). I even ask them to add me in Facebook or Linked-In. Be sincere and mean this for the rest of your sales tenure. Every time you communicate to these classified buyers, It also whispers a festive reminiscence of your previous birthdays. This even gives you a windfall list of qualified referrals.

Birthday deals don’t necessarily have to be the lucrative ones. These are more of the sentimental ones. The deal you have closed on the day you’re celebrating your nativity. A close which adds more celebratory vibe to the date of your birth! A happier birthday, Closer!

How to Arouse Emotions for a Surefire “IT’S-A-YES!” Proposal

The more emotions strategically triggered, the more relevance the offer inflicts to the prospect’s life. Thus, the more value they place to your package. Value which then dictates not anymore as to whether or not they’ll avail your offer, but rather the quality of their paying arrangements to your proposal.

When a novice is weaned from the mock pitch to the first actual sales table battle, I often suggest to treat the whole sales experience as a courtship. Prospects are wooed by a suitor who isn’t servile, without affectation and knows his and his package’s worth.

1. Tease the Hot Button – Identify their passion the soonest you can. Drive the pre-pitch pep talks to the mood which make them verbalize their hobby or the non-work related association they are in. One’s passion is an affect booster. It is the core matter in the warm up.

☝🏼️motivation, advocacy, stuff they cant live without, things they collect.

2. Whisper the Opportune Words – Choose your words so strategically. Hoard a pre set of words for your pitch which then you’ll pick from to be the most suitable to your guest’s profile. There is a specific term in every intensity of an emotion dependent in every shade of behavior.

☝🏼️synonyms, superlatives, words of positive association, connotations, jargons, colloquial terms, technicalities.

READ: Sales Strategies from Reading Crime Novels

3. Pant the Metaphors – This enhances involvement, clarity, agreeability and empathy. Articulate the benefits of the offer with comparisons to things which are familiar to the prospects. This calibrates how relatable the pitch is.

☝🏼️ Simile, symbolism, personification, reckon, equate, compare

4. Indulge in Sizzles – Describe experience by appealing to the human senses. The kind which startlingly creates imagery. When the brain starts to visualize, One’s behavior (choices) stretches to turn the imagination into reality or at least nearest to what’s real.

☝🏼 detail, customize, articulate, pause, gestures, voice, facial expression, eye dynamics, motion.

5. Foreplay with Sob Story – Identification is powerful. It assures the ego of being safe and correct. Making someone see their selves in you increases affinity. It makes them nod. It makes the meeting feels so right. People love their selves and so as someone whom they see their selves like.

☝🏼️ Turning points, similarity, defining moments, coping, common grounds.

READ: Boost Charisma through Sob-Credibility Story

6. Be kinky with Hypotheticals – It’s like a spot psyche quiz so you would know the philosophical facets of the prospect. Dissect and use the answers of the following to intensify effect of emotional triggers. “What if”, “If you were”, “given the chance” “if you could just choose between… Why?,  “If you could go back to that time when…”.

☝🏼️Fears, frustrations, austerity, delayed gratification, morals, logic, frugality, survival instincts, defense mechanism.


There is a specific term in every intensity of an emotion dependent in every shade of behavior.


Emotions are denominations of every relationship. The more emotions strategically triggered, the more relevance the offer inflicts to the prospect’s life. Thus, the more value they place to your package. Value which then dictates not anymore as to whether or not they’ll avail your offer, but rather the quality of their paying arrangements to your proposal. Done deal!

READ: How Saying “I LOVE YOU” to Your Prospects Leads to a Sale

5 Classic Sales Movies that Coach You Hard to Close More Sales

Strategically, a watchlist every sales person should replay per year-start.

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Your first handshake during the meet and greet is like the director saying “Ahaaaaaction!” It warrants a specific version of yourself who is of course still natural and spontaneous but versatile to the distinctness of the personality of the prospects you are about to make an emotional encounter with. Right then and there, the prospects become both your audience and your co actor. The encounter becomes a movie where you are an actor (A), the writer (W) and the director (D) in one body of a true master Closer. Such, lead me to look for more Sales Tip resources aside from books.

I love reading books. However, a motion picture which graphically shows how specific remarks are executed would be a booster from the spiels you read from texts. The following movies are ranked according to the weight of sales insights I personally appreciated after watching.


5 – THE PRIME GIG, 2000

 CLOSER-ACTORS: Ed Harris, Vince Vaughn (D) Gregory Mosher (W) William Wheeler

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Penn’s pitch to Evelyn is too involving that their conversation via phone seems like an in person encounter.

I always fantasize a movie that depicts the sales industry I am in; the one-call close selling of Timeshares. This film is the closest to my field thus far. Penny’s (V. Vaughn) first sales career in the early scenes was in a vacation coupon telesales where lines are something every Timeshare closer can relate to.

The main reason though, why this is on this watchlist, is because of how excellently Sob-Credibility story is filmed. Replay the Evelyn Feller Close and this is a perfect case example on how to master using Sob Story to close your deal.

READ ALSO: HOW TO: Boost Charisma Quotient through SOB-CRED STORY

Remember: On WEALTH.

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4- TWO FOR THE MONEY, 2005

CLOSER-ACTORS: Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey (D) D.J. Caruso (W) Dan Gilroy

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Rewind to this scene, Brandon Lang (McConaughey) closing a bet through a Pina colada.

Take note how the Pina Colada Close is executed here. Learn how knowing your prospect’s favorite stuff drives you towards a smooth sale. Involvement!

This is the only on this list which is  almost a Biopic film since some scenes are inspired from true events. The movie does not actually convince me to be worth listing here if Walter’s role is not portrayed by Pacino. His acting prowess makes the coaching more effective to the viewers as he delivers his lines weaved with pitch spiels and winning mindset.

 Remember: ON PERSISTENCE
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3- WALL STREET, 1987

CLOSER-ACTORS: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen (D) Oliver Stone (W) Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone

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Replay this scene and learn how to make negotiation sounds like you are making a favor to you prospect and win the haggle. Coined this as “You-brought-my-mother-into-it” Close.

The most awarded film on the list. Douglas’ performance is indeed worth an Academy Best Actor here. His character Gordon Gekko, is 24th in American Film Institute’s 100 Years, 100 Heroes and Villains while his line about Greed is also listed 57th in AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movie Quotes.

Scenes which dramatize sales techniques from Sun Tzu’s Art of War are also entertaining and stimuli for rewinds. Sheen acts perfectly like he is Robin and Douglas is Batman. The only reason why this is not on the 1st rank is, the next two movies have more prospect-closer scenes which Closers would really appreciate. But then with emphasis, this film is with great acting and sales content.
Remember: ON GREED
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2- BOILER ROOM, 2000

CLOSER-ACTORS: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel (D) Ben Younger (W) Ben Younger

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That rebuttal for “I have to ask my wife first”.
Tagged as the Wall Street (1987) counterpart of the 2000s (Millennium), Boiler Room perfectly depicts the sales deck scenes of hard selling and overcoming objections.
This film truly shows several scenes which Closers could identify and learn from. You smirk when you recognize a tactic you already did to a prospect while you nod when you learn something new to use on your next pitch. Lots of scenes to rewind. From Vin Diesel’s Benadryl Take Away to Ribisi’s Captain Crunch “I have to ask my wife” rebuttal.
Remember: ON BEING A CLOSER
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1-GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, 1992

CLOSER-ACTORS: Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon (D) James Foley (W) David Mamet

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The James Lingk – Opportunity Close monologue by Ricky (Al Pacino) was the most persuasive spiel this sales film had.

The second Pacino-starred movie on the list. Baldwin’s cameo will never be in oblivion. Scenes owned by Lemmon will always be compelling. Ed Harris, who is in the 5th film, Prime Gig did another splendid antagonist Closer role here.

This is a motion picture version of a play script by David Mamet that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. Script is based on Mamet’s experience being previously in a sales workplace, which makes this production appeal so realistic to sales persons specifically to real estate agents. From handling slump, honing a positive mindset, competition, red leads, handling cancellations, undoubtedly, a topnotch in both cinematography and sales coaching material. For me, the most classic among all classic sales films so far.

I’m going to tell you something. Your life is your own. You have a contract with your wife? You have certain things you do jointly? Bond there. And there are other things, and those things are yours. And you needn’t feel ashamed, you needn’t feel that you’re being untrue. Or that *she* would abandon you if she knew. This is *your* life.

Ricky Roma’s haggling spiels after James Lingk declared cancellation of his purchase the day after he signed the dotted line because of his wife’s disapproval. Use this when you overcome a one-legged attendee’s can’t decide objection. 

Remember: ON TACTFULNESS

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These films serve to me as reinforcements. Concepts from your readings when demonstrated like in the movie scenes turn you to be an effective doer in real life. Flawlessly portray your role in every sales table you have to close a deal on. Be a hall of fame Academy Best Actor throughout the befriending-pitch-objection-rebuttal-closing performance.


Do you have your own sales film watch list too?  Comment your favorite sales film.

3 Compelling Biopics to Redefine Your Sales Persistence

“CHANGE THE CONDITIONS and you will cross that line. The line that you said you wouldn’t cross”  -Joe Hunt, Billionaire Boys Club (1987)

Christopher Gardner, Joseph Henry Gamsky, Bill Porter – Real to life closers who know no hindrance to close a sale. May it be sleeping overnight in the subway toilet with a 5 year old son, selling door to door in a 7-mile neighborhood daily with a stiff-knee gait or even killing not just once. Watch and you will never know how to listen to your excuses. Not anymore.

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3. Pursuit of HappYness (2006), played by Will Smith

The only theatrical film on this list, you might have watched this and you will agree with me that replaying it would still be a tear jerker. From losing the trust of your wife to queuing for a shelter room every after your sales shift with your 5 year old child, your luggage and that bulky bone scanner. Really inspiring sob.

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2. Billionaire Boys Club (1987), played by Judd Nelson

Made as a television movie in 1987, you will find yourself checking your sanity every time Joe speaks a word. Scenes perfectly manifest his tenacity to be second to no one. From a nerd debater in high school to a splendid brain washer founding the BBC. This definitely is a movie that triggers Morality Check of a closer’s sales persistence. When does persistence decoy a sinful greediness? Lot of closing skills to learn. I had a long list while watching. Did he really kill for an immense wealth? As to my verdict? Well, there are no absolutes. There are no black and no white. Just shades.Watch it Now.

“You won power over a person through the knowledge of two things, Joe explained: One was what they wanted, the other was what they feared.”

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1. Door to Door (2002), played by William H. Macy

That line from Bill’s acceptance speech being Watkin’s Salesman of the Year in 1989 may be too simple, but when you reach that scene while watching, you find your tears like dewdrop per second. Both this TV movie and the array of documentaries featuring Bill really make me extremely inspired. Bill Porter indeed is the only of his sales persistence caliber. He has Cerebral Palsy. He is a top Salesman. Legendary.

These are compressed version of the circumstances these closers encountered. A reel from the real struggles for the sake of the art of motion picture. You might have been once like Chris, Bill or Joe. You may be like any of them in the future, or yet your kind of persistence is even stronger than theirs which the world have not known yet.

Would you do the same choices they did? Same dose of optimism? Same dosage of resilience? How challenging you are facing now compared to theirs?

Crossing the line is all in the mind.


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COMING SOON: Billionaire Boys Club would have a theatrical film version this 2016 which will be starred by Ansel Elgort as Joe Hunt. Judd Nelson, who was Hunt in the 1987 TV movie will be the father of Joe. Kevin Spacey will be Ron Levin while Emma Roberts as Sydney, Hunt’s love interest. “As we were writing this, I thought, ‘What if ‘Wall Street (1987)’ became ‘Alpha Dog (2006)’ halfway through?” James Cox, director said.

I hope the 2016 version would not neglect the sales skills every salesman could learn from Hunt’s real-life closing prowess. I will be watching this. You too, right?