Friday November 27, 2009
What's on DNTO: Nov. 28
"If you're alive, you're selling" according to one of our guests this week. So what are we selling, how are we selling it, and who's buying? Let's find out...
Sook-Yin gets some sales tips from the pros: Girl Guide Emma, and her Spark sister Olivia.
How can tried and true sales techniques improve your most personal relationships? DNTO's Tori Allen finds out, as she tries to sell her mom on the "new and improved Tori Allen."
Sook-Yin tells us about her toughest sell: trying to convince Brian de Palma that she had a good movie idea, and he should stop yelling at her. Then she turns the mic over to you for your "tough sell" stories.
Before he became the host of the CBC Radio show Wiretap, Jonathan Goldstein put in his time in the telemarketing trenches. So how did he deal with the crushing rejection of the job? The slightly surreal answer will surprise you.
Picture a car salesman. What's he look like? Suit, nice haircut, good smile probably... but definitely a man. Marion Luna Brem says we should rethink that image. We'll talk to the author of Women Make the Best Salesmen.
Sook-Yin will explain why dressing up as a ten-foot tall noodle wasn't just a sales gimmick for her... it was about "becoming one with the noodle."
Two years ago, Trevor and Marla Lockhart sat down to write the most important sales pitch of their lives. They wrote a "Dear Birth Mother" letter... basically, a letter pitching themselves as the best possible parents for another person's child. They'll tell us how they approached the challenge.
When's the last time you really got "sold" on something? Sook-Yin takes to the street to find out.
Diane Flacks will explain how a seven-year-old kid can sell you on just about anything... even keeping a deadly reptile in your house.
You may think you're too smart to get suckered in by a slick salesperson... but think again. It happens to everyone at some point. So Clare Lawlor will come by with some tips on getting out of a high-pressure sales pitch.
Years ago, Wade Rouse had less-than-glamorous calling. He sold clothes to overweight kids at a department store... where he discovered that sometimes making a sale means delving into your own past.
Canadian heavy metal kings Anvil have spent more than two decades trying to sell themselves. So what convinced them to keep pushing through the tough times? We'll find out from "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner.
Ever been to a fancy restaurant and spent a bit more than you expected? Probably because your waiter was a skilled salesman. Jeffrey Marsh will reveal some of the tricks of the trade - and explain why he prefers to think of it as "seduction."
And here's this week's playlist:
Hannah Georgas - "You've Got a Place Called Home"
The Clash - "Koka Kola"
Dan Mangan - "Sold"
Eternia - "Gender Bender"
The Weakerthans - "Aside"
Melissa Auf der Maur - "Out of Our Minds"
Public Enemy - "He Got Game"
Anvil - "Big Business"