Sunday, December 30, 2018

Review of "The Salesman"

Review of
The Salesman

Four out of five stars
 This book contains a series of photos with short captions stating what the main character is hearing when he presents that specific facial expression. The character is played by actor David Oliver and the premise is that he is in the last row of the ballroom, so it is unlikely that anyone will be able to see and respond to his reaction. A movie was made with the same name as this book and it was designed to be a humorous interlude to be played at sales conventions. The images here were taken from that movie.
 Anyone that has suffered through lengthy pitches made by an executive will relate to the captions in this book. There appears to be a book somewhere containing platitudes to be said to the sales flock in an attempt to rally the troops to greater performances in the future. For example:
“The only way to hit our sales target is to aim our sales gun.”
“This problem cannot be solved by the glib reverberations of glittering generalities or by the soothing syrup of sugar-coated platitudes.”
Sound familiar to all readers that have attended an all-hands-on-deck rally the troops meeting?

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