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3 Standup Comedy Clips about Selling

I thought I'd try something a little shorter than usual this week. Here are three standup comedy routines that, in addition to being funny, teach something worth knowing about sales. I have to admit that I'm a littel surprised that there's not more standup comedy about selling, since standup is very much like giving a sales presentation, and almost everyone in the world is either in sales or interacts with salespeople.

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Life after Death By Powerpoint Comedian: Don McMillan
Essential viewing for anybody who gives presentations with PowerPoint.



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Commodity Cold Calling Comedian: Jack Dee
This clip illustrates the complete idiocy of trying to cold call to sell a commodity product.



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Teenage Carnegie Graduate Comedian: Marie Bamford
In addition to being funny, this routine is instructive because her parody "pitch" illustrates the "salesy" voice and tonality that must be avoided at all costs.



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