salesmanship

[ seylz-muhn-ship ]
/ ˈseɪlz mənˌʃɪp /

noun

the technique of selling a product: They used a promotional gimmick that was the last word in salesmanship.
adeptness at creating interest in new ideas, products, methods, etc.: The only ingredient lacking in the system was salesmanship.

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Origin of salesmanship

1875–80; salesman + -ship; cf. -manship
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British Dictionary definitions for salesmanship

salesmanship
/ (ˈseɪlzmənʃɪp) /

noun

the technique, skill, or ability of selling
the work of a salesman
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