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Sales Meeting From Hell - Example of a "Sales Prevention Manager" in Action

Special thanks to Todd Smith for sharing this video in YouTube embed format... In this Sales Meeting From Hell clip, we see an example of what can best be described as a "Sales Prevention Manager" demoralizing a sales team and displaying his gross incompetence, as recorded by one of the sales people who obviously is smarter than the sales manager speaking in this video.

I downloaded this clip from YouTube after watching the one that Todd Smith posted so I could upload it to ADM and get it featured.

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Comment by David Ruggles on January 26, 2010 at 2:54pm
An Alec Baldwin wannabe? I used to play "Glengarry Glen Ross" as a joke in Saturday morning Sales Meetings with breakfast catered in! It kept everyone loose. The following week it might be "Used Cars." Now we have Andre Braugher's character in "Men of a Certain Age."
Comment by Marty Garvey on January 25, 2010 at 10:06am
I've worked for and with people just like him. And it was ALWAYS at a struggling store with declining sales. We were brought in to improve the sales process and increase the bottom line. Managers like that idiot made my job easy......get rid of him, and watch attitudes and sales results improve. Unfortunately, idiots like that sometimes have the support of the dealer principal.
Comment by Tom Lamz on January 25, 2010 at 6:08am
Here's an idea for a sales contest: 1st place is a Cadillac, 2nd place is set of steak knives, 3rd place-you're otta here. Unfortunatley, I had to sit through a couple of these during my retail days.
Comment by Jim Chamberlain on January 24, 2010 at 7:41pm
What a jerk. I would never work for him or employ him. He needs to back to his former career as a Corrections Officer.
Comment by Michal Ann Benedict Enders on January 24, 2010 at 6:11pm
In a good way..... :)
Comment by Michal Ann Benedict Enders on January 24, 2010 at 6:11pm
I have to admit that the first thing I did when I saw this is laugh out loud. It brought back a few memories! T, where ever you are, you make this guy look like a preschool nanny.

I'll be making sure that my part of tomorrows sales meeting will be you tube worthy. LOLOLOLOL
Comment by Heath Emerson on January 24, 2010 at 3:46pm
Sounds like this guy was to weak to admit that he wasn't doing his job.
Comment by Jesse Peterson on January 24, 2010 at 10:06am
At least he thanked the ones who were doing a good job ;) I'm sure they knew who they were just like the guy sleeping in the showroom did...yeah right.

That guy defines "Old School."
Comment by Keith Shetterly on January 24, 2010 at 8:56am
Car sales is not the only sales I've been in, and I can say without hesitation that this type of motivation is CRAP.

Here's a tip an old sales manager who used to be in the US Army told me about sales meetings: "Imagine you were going up a hill with these troops into enemy fire where you might catch a 'friendly' bullet by 'accident'. Would your meeting motivate them to take the hill--or to take you out?"

This lame idiot wouldn't last a minute under fire.

And, at this time in the business, we are more "under fire", to to speak, than we've ever been.
Comment by Dan Rutledge on January 24, 2010 at 7:52am
Joe hit it right on the head: This type of treatment doesn't affect your life unless you let it. Well said. Unfortunately, this is how it's done in Omaha (where I live) too!

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