Sales Brief: Sales atrocity

Sales Brief: Sales atrocity

I’ve come across my fair share of atrocious sales pitches, and I’m pretty sure you have as well.

We’ve assembled 12 seriously bad ones for you, some real-life examples and some from the movies. So for this upcoming weekend, here’s a light read—cause we all need to decompress every once in a while ;)

Enjoy these 12 hilariously bad sales pitches.

Go get’em!

PS: Ever been on the receiving end of a particularly bad pitch? Let me know on LinkedIn, I’m looking for sales horror stories ;)

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