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10 movies to get your salesforce motivated & inspired!

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Last week I read an article about demotivated salespeople. This got me thinking about my own motivation and how I get it back on track whenever it slows down. My number #1 advice for sales & business people is: watch 1 of these 10 movies to get fired up (of all of them, if you have the time). We also provide 10 inspirational movie quotes from the greatest business movies ever.

#10: The pursuit of happiness
This movie gives every business person the ability to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Featuring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith. Based on true events and the life of Chris Gardner, who struggled with homelessness while raising his son and eventually became a millionaire. Keep your head up, keep the faith!

#9 Moneyball
This movie, starring Brad Pitt as a baseball coach, shows the long path of struggle that, 1 day or the other, every businessman has to go through. Keep in mind that nothing comes easily and never give up.

#8 The social network

loyalty is key and therefore one of the most important aspect of a business partner


The existence of the social network site: Facebook, has not been an easy ride. This movie tells you that business can be hard, loyalty is key and therefore one of the most important aspect of a business partner, employee and co-founder. 

#7 Pirates of silicon valley
A very nice insight in the birth of 2 great companies and the competition between the founders Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Vision and Audacity is an understatement in this context!

#6 Jobs

Everyone knows the story behind Apple computers. This movie shows the hard and exciting life of Steve Jobs, 1 of the most influential entrepreneurs who has ever existed.

#5 Margin Call
A big investment bank needs to choose between going bankrupt or starting a crises by selling high risk investment packages. This all needs to be decided in 1 night. Makes you think about ethics in the sales process and if you would do anything to make the sale.

#4 Boiler room
In the words of Jim Young: “There is no such thing as a no sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can’t.” Shows the though life of cold calling, selling and making it to the top.

#3 Wall street
Gordon Gekko shows you that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Making it in the early days of Wall Street is not easy, it’s a jungle out there! So are you going to do whatever it takes? If “yes” is your answer, then go out and start doing it!

#2 Glengarry glen ross
My personal favourite movie about life in business, filled with motivational quotes like “Coffee’s for closers only” and “ABC, Always Be Closing” showing the hard life of sales & cold calling on a rainy day in the early 90’s. This movie will definitely make your salesforce motivated and start getting things done.

#1 The wolf of wall street
Based on a true story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80’s. What to learn from him, except for the corrupted part, is that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, you can become successful if you work for it. One of the inspired quotes of the movie is:

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About Kenny Wyckmans

Kenny is Marketing manager at d!NK. He joined the company in its early days. Passionate about marketing & digital communication, Kenny keeps the pulse on d!NK’s market. He is in daily contact with d!NK’s customers and prospects to understand their sales interactions and detect opportunities for d!NK to improve the sales effectiveness. An entrepreneur at heart, Kenny founded his webdesign agency in 2006 while still at school.

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