salesmanship

[ seylz-muhn-ship ]

noun
  1. the technique of selling a product: They used a promotional gimmick that was the last word in salesmanship.

  2. adeptness at creating interest in new ideas, products, methods, etc.: The only ingredient lacking in the system was salesmanship.

Origin of salesmanship

1
1875–80; salesman + -ship; cf. -manship

Words Nearby salesmanship

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How to use salesmanship in a sentence

  • In salesmanship, many subtle psychological principles are involved.

    The Science of Human Nature | William Henry Pyle
  • Such salesmen are no longer categorised with Csar's wife, and the new salesmanship is having its day.

  • Then he makes little or much money from salesmanship, according to his mental capacity.

    How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
  • salesmanship requires mentality plus a pleasing personality.

    How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
  • The stage in all its forms is as natural a field to the Thoracic as salesmanship is to the Alimentive.

    How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict

British Dictionary definitions for salesmanship

salesmanship

/ (ˈseɪlzmənʃɪp) /


noun
  1. the technique, skill, or ability of selling

  2. the work of a salesman

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