Definition of Salesmanship

1. Noun. Skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy. "He read a book on salesmanship but it didn't help"

Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Acquirement, Acquisition, Attainment, Skill
Derivative terms: Salesman



Definition of Salesmanship

1. Noun. The skills and knowledge of how to sell. ¹

2. Noun. (UK marketing business) A position as salesman. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Salesmanship

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Salesmanship

sales team
salesboy
salesboys
salesclerk
salesclerks
salesforce
salesforces
salesgirl
salesgirls
salesite
salesladies
saleslady
salesman
salesmanlike
salesmanly
salesmanship (current term)
salesmanships
salesmarketer
salesmarketers
salesmen
salespeople
salesperson
salespersons
salesroom
salesrooms
saleswise
saleswoman
saleswomen
salet
salets

Literary usage of Salesmanship

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1. Modern Salesmanagement: A Practical Handbook and Guide by Justus George Frederick (1919)
"Wliat Is salesmanship?—salesmanship may roughly be classified into routine salesmanship and creative salesmanship. The former type of salesman is often ..."

2. Principles of Business by Charles William Gerstenberg (1918)
"The word "salesmanship" is comparatively new in our vocabulary. It is not found, for example, in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary of 1900. ..."

3. Principles of Business by Charles William Gerstenberg (1922)
"The word "salesmanship" is comparatively new in our vocabulary. It is not found, for example, in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary of 1900. ..."

4. News, Ads, and Sales: The Use of English for Commercial Purposes by John Baker Opdycke (1914)
"Explain just what you understand by the word "salesmanship." 2. ... Personality in salesmanship is merely the radiation of self- confidence. ..."

5. Vocations for the Trained Woman; Opportunities Other Than Teaching edited by Agnes Frances Perkins (1910)
"Women looking upon salesmanship as a vocation, with ambition to advance, ... In general, the aim of the course in salesmanship is to develop those qualities ..."

6. Positions of Responsibility in Department Stores and Other Retail Selling by Mary H. Tolman (1921)
"Courses in salesmanship or related subjects are offered as electives in making up a full ... salesmanship 3. Psychology of Business Merchandising Methods ..."

7. Retail Selling and Store Management by Paul Henry Nystrom (1914)
"Good salesmanship increases the value of the goods to the consumer. ... Good salesmanship does call for strong natural endowments, but most people have ..."

8. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"Principles of securities Salesmen and salesmanship salesmanship: chapter 1, ... LF Principles of securities salesmanship: correspondence course, chapter 5. ..."

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