We’ve collected the best Sales Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Andy Jassy, Fred DeLuca, Daymond John, Chris Sununu, Ken Xie. Use them as an inspiration.
The enhanced features of our ad products would require sufficient understanding from our sales force, advertisers, and agencies. To facilitate this, we have held multiple training sessions internally and road show events externally.
Your agent should be invested in the success of your book past the contract stage. After all, if it sells well, she‘s going to be getting 15 percent of every dime you make. She can be your best advocate in fighting for your book – not just with editing and the cover, but with marketing and sales as well.
Many newly public companies are able to post a year or two of strong sales growth off a small base, but their growth almost always slows over time, thanks to what investment professionals call ‘the law of large numbers.’
Where do these arms come from, these Saturday night specials that constitute the instrument of threats in bank robberies, or the hand grenades used by terrorists? How can their sales and their import be permitted?
At St. Francis de Sales in Atlanta, we do not have an organ. We do not have rehearsals during the week. We do not have a professional choir.
If I invest in a CEO, I need him or her to have experience in sales.
Sales teams use social media to generate leads and track clients as they move through the sales funnel. Operations and distribution teams forecast supply chains, while research and development squads brainstorm product ideas.
Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress, I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant percentage of our sales outside the United States.
If there is going to be any meaningful sales, it’s going to be through word of mouth and people recommending it to their book club and then a thousand more book clubs do it, and then you get into real sales numbers.
You know, I’m the 1st black solo MC from Detroit. I didn’t do the 50 Cent sales but hey… I got a long career, I’m still young and I’m trying to bring really good music.
I’m good at sales. I enjoy it.
Most Fortune 500 companies began as small start-ups whose entrepreneurial founders slowly developed the infrastructure, hired the staff, sourced manufacturers or built their own factory, and created distribution, sales, and marketing plans.
Look at ‘Avatar:’ the foreign ticket sales were over twice the domestic returns. The mind boggles at those kinds of numbers, but that’s what you get when you effectively reach out to a global audience. If that kind of thing came to comics, it would undoubtedly change how people perceive the mainstream industry.
In the late 19th century there was a major union organization, Knights of Labor, and also a radical populist movement based on farmers. It’s hard to believe, but it was based in Texas, and it was quite radical. They wanted their own banks, their own cooperatives, their own control over sales and commerce.
Both of my parents were college-educated within the curriculum in Haiti. When they came to the United States, both had to learn English. My mother worked in retail and continues to do so today, working as the lead sales representative in a fine-jewelry store. My father became a machinist.
I don’t do this for the money, I don’t do it for record sales, I don’t really care about that, I just want to make beats.
I’ve only experienced it a few times where you get to have a thing that simultaneously gets some critical respect, some critical success, while also having sales success. Sometimes you get one or the other if you’re lucky.
Rural technology is moving from kind of the back office to where everything, every company – sales, marketing, customer acquisition, new product development, media – all industries are becoming technology industries. And it’s not information technology: it’s business technology.
In my experience, most small businesses are worried about the client fulfillment – ‘getting the Job done‘ – and lead generation far more than they are in how the sales process flows.
Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs.
We have reduced sales tax on food. Now we want it eliminated.
It’s becoming increasingly harder and harder; there’s no such thing as independent film anymore. There aren’t any, they don’t exist. In the old days you could go and get a certain amount of the budget with foreign sales, now everybody wants a marketable angle.
Most attractive males talk to most attractive women as if they were Rotarians comparing sales percentages in Des Moines.
We like scalable companies that we think we can grow – because of our expertise, operational is consumer-facing. For the most part, consumer-facing, technology-driven process, driven sometimes if they’re call center or into the sales type of stuff associated with it.
The 9-9-9 plan would resuscitate this economy because it replaces the outdated tax code that allows politicians to pick winners and losers, and to provide favors in the form of tax breaks, special exemptions and loopholes. It simplifies the code dramatically: 9% business flat tax, 9% personal flat tax, 9% sales tax.
I spend way too much time watching television, going to sports games, going to movies. It struck me that there’s an awful lot of data in the public domain for these sectors. The movie industry publishes weekly sales numbers – not many industries do.
We have a relationship with our customer, and that relationship translates into sales.
Opening Ceremony is my number one favorite place to shop here. It’s the only place I’ll shop in New York with my son. All of the sales people are so cool; the music is great; it’s just like a big fun house, so he stays entertained.
Uncertainty about sales impedes business planning and could harm capital formation just as much as uncertainty about inflation can create uncertainty about relative prices and harm business planning.
Connecticut has an incredible mix of tourism offerings – from arts and cultural venues and restaurants, to lodging properties and outdoor recreation areas – all of which help generate business sales, tax revenues, and statewide jobs benefitting our communities.
I don’t know why the word ‘solopreneur’ is in our lexicon. Nobody can physically do it all by themselves, and more importantly, why would they want to? Being the sales team, the HR department, management, and production all by yourself is terrible. Period.
I have always loved westerns… supernatural westerns in particular. One of my first professional short story sales was a horror/western story. It wasn’t so great, though, so I’m glad the magazine folded before it saw print.
I was a woman and younger. I started spending a lot of time in the mall doing a lot of qualitative research and really watching what consumers were doing. Were they gravitating towards the sales racks, or were they looking at the new fashions? Were they there to shop, or were they there to socialize?
There is no everlasting power in the music of today. Everyone is running after record sales.
At many companies, business development is treated as a sales tool for incremental growth, but I believe that business development can bend our growth curve in a big way. It should accelerate our ability to grow, helping us quickly close gaps or leap ahead of competitors.
Trade sales are the bulk of exits, and there’s no shame in that. Sometimes, it’s exactly the right thing to do.
When you’re in something as successful as ‘Transformers,’ you can’t use it as a sales piece for your ability as an actress because it’s all about the special effects.
Basically all the art we know in history books, the business model for that art was not unit sales. It was patronage. It was a person who made great stuff. And then an institution, a religious institution, a government, a wealthy individual, would pay that person to go make more of that.
Starting at 11, I was a movie-theater popcorn girl, a babysitter, a sales clerk – in the Midwest, they start them early!
Most large media firms make outsized investments to acquire and market a small number of titles with strong hit potential, and bank on their sales to make up for middling performance in the rest of their catalogs.
In 1958, my father invested everything he had in a business venture and became the largest automobile dealership in Chicago for Ford‘s new Edsel line. But Edsel sales plummeted and my father fell into bankruptcy. I watched him struggle; working long hours to protect us from poverty.
So right off, I’m going to have to say that a lot of people have been comparing Life Is Killing Me to World Coming Down, and I think a lot of those people equate art and sales figures, and I don’t do that.
Literary life used to be quite different in Britain in the years I lived there, from 1971 to 1989, because money was not a factor – no one made very much except from U.S. sales and the occasional windfall.
Restaurant industry sales in 2011 are estimated to have reached a record high of $604 billion, up 3.6 percent from 2010. Restaurant employment grew 1.9 percent in 2011, with some 230,000 jobs added, the strongest gain in five years.
How do you convince somebody to host a stranger for the weekend? That’s not a trivial thing. It’s not something I think you can throw technology at, marketing at, or sales at. We threw design at it because that’s all we knew, and in doing so, I feel like we brought a human touch to it, which is so needed.
One of my favorite indicators of the near-term trend for the economy is auto sales, since folks tend to buy a car when they are feeling optimistic about their financial circumstances.
I used to be a retailer, and I find it discouraging when somebody comes in and they pick something up and they say, ‘Now if you’ll sell it to me without the sales tax, I’ll buy it.’
If you think the job of a CEO is to increase sales, then Ballmer did a spectacular job.
I was a VP of marketing, I was regional sales manager in fashion, and marketing director in communications and product development. I was always a corporate Fortune 500 girl.
In 2006, I left my job in sales and marketing to go full-time as a comedian, and I started off doing panto at the Lowry in Manchester.
Well, the sales of our products clearly demonstrate their value to businesses and to individuals.
Eastern Washington families and businesses should be able to deduct every penny of state and local sales tax they pay throughout the year from their federal tax bill, especially when people in most states are deducting their state income taxes.
While Google no longer has a search engine operation inside China, it has maintained a large presence in Beijing and Shanghai focused on research and development, advertising sales, and mobile platform development.
I don’t pay that much attention to sales figures or awards. To me, the big question is: ‘Did you influence the next generation?’ That’s my goal.
Before my book, ‘California,’ came out, I had modest hopes for it. Or, let’s put it this way – I had the same hopes that every literary fiction writer in America has: I wanted the novel to be well-received, critically. As for sales? I didn’t want it to disappoint, but I didn’t expect it to be a best-seller, either.
We are addressing duplication and complexity. At the same time, we are investing more in research and development, speeding up the time to market of new innovations, and expanding our sales force in markets where growth is to be found, like Turkey, Russia, the Mideast, China, and southeast Asia.
Auto executives have shunned the limits-of-growth issues and concentrated nearly all their energies on the next quarter‘s sales and next year‘s models.
Operational risk is the risk of loss resulting from bank operational failures, such as rogue traders, fraudulent sales practices, and cyber risks. Operational risk capital is money or assets that banks have to hold to shield the economy from the consequences of these kinds of failures.
Russia’s a small country. It’s really poor. It has nothing other than oil and weapons sales.
Texas has no income tax, which is a big draw for corporate executives who do business there. But it’s hardly tax-free. The property taxes are high for a Southern state. The sales taxes are high. One study found that the bottom 20 percent of the Texas population pays 12 percent of its income in state and local taxes.
A picture of me as this super affable sales guy gets painted, but in actuality, I’m pretty driven by hard work and love working with teams. What people discount is, I grew up in a very small blue-collar town in Massachusetts and have basically scrapped my way career wise.
‘Cosmopolitan‘ used to publish five covers across the U.S. so that if one was unpopular, it wouldn’t tank their entire sales.
In general, the hedge funds were clobbered by the 1969 bear market, ending up in many cases with records that were worse than those put together by aggressive mutual funds denied the luxury of short sales.
It is hard for me to understand why we tolerate so many barriers to agriculture trade when America is the No. 1 producer of agriculture products. I think opening up markets – more markets for agricultural sales is a very high priority for us.
What happened in the past can help you know what’s going to happen in the future. That insight brings a next level of intelligence not just to sales and marketing but to ERP, where you can save more money in procurement or figure out whether the people you recruit are going to be successful in your organization.
I’ve never made a dime from a record sale in the history of my record deal. I’ve been very happy with my sales, and certainly my audience has been very supportive. I make a living going out and playing shows.
We need a comprehensive strategy that includes expanding criminal background checks for all commercial gun sales, dedicated federal law to combat gun trafficking, and a strong commitment to mental health services.
Hotmail went from zero to 12 million users with zero marketing steps. Not a penny was spent on sales and marketing, which was astounding. It showed us the power of the network effect.
I think each film I do has less and less dialogue. It really helps a lot for foreign sales, because when I go to Europe, there’s very little problem with communication. All the gags are visual. The music they can understand, and it helps communicate a lot better.
But either way you cannot deny the sales and what we did.
More than half of all the hip hop record sales are white people, and I think that might be a result of my record helping people to accept hip hop.
In sales, it’s not what you say; it’s how they perceive what you say.
We got to know the competition very well. In the ’50s popcorn made a big growth in sales. Our main push was to produce the best quality and sell in quality retail outlets.
I think that some people get wrapped up in their own egos. They need to see certain album sales and certain monuments.
By monitoring the activity taking place on social networks, retailers can amplify successful marketing and sales strategies and avoid weak tactics which can later be tied back to organizational objectives.
If I see one of my sales assistants neglecting someone because he doesn’t look like a good client, he’s fired immediately.
Increasingly prices are set by sellers to raise their prices without a loss of sales sufficient to wipe out the gain.
The two words, in the American lexicon, are never good. Pink slip. The first time I ever heard it when I was young was when Kaiser Steel handed out pink slips to many of my neighbors and relatives. Layoffs were about efficiency, sales figures for raw materials or refrigerators.
My first sales assessment, they tell you your strong points, and they told me I was the emotional salesman, the one who could really connect with people by making them feel comfortable. Once someone told me that, I couldn’t get past how manipulative it made me feel.
My book sales make ‘real writers’ possible.
This is my one beef with Hollywood: It’s great for movie sales, but they’ve created this fiction for us that, when you have a hard thing in your life, it’s going to get fixed, and then your life will be awesome! Forever!
It is not just disposable income but whether people feel good about their immediate future that drives sales. It is this feel-good factor that drives the purchases more and more than mere economic wealth.
Although housing sales and starts have cooled to more typical levels, the housing market remains strong and sound. Without the expansion of homeownership and the strength of our housing market, our nation would not have the economic growth we are experiencing today.
We need to differentiate between commercial piracy – where criminal organisations produce illicit DVDs on a huge scale – and domestic, unauthorised filesharing, which may or may not be detrimental to overall sales.
In 1990, if I wanted a pair of Calvin Klein jeans I had seen in a magazine, I’d head to the mall, sift through piles of inventory to find my size, try them on, ask the opinion of the often inexperienced sales associate, wait in line to check out, pay, and head home. The process was linear and ripe for improvement.
McDonald‘s is almost 50 years old. For 47 years we had a pretty consistent track record of being able to deliver admirable sales.
I ask people what they do in sales, how much money they made last year, what their cost of sales is, and they don’t even know. If you don’t know your numbers, you’re going out of business. I don’t care how good your product is.
Socialized medicine allows a nation to exclude a U.S. product from its market if the U.S. firm does not make generous enough price concessions. Accordingly, what has developed is a system within which U.S. firms make large profits on new drugs in the U.S. market, but very low profits on sales everywhere else.
You can’t be admitted to the ranks of writers of importance unless you have sales.
My grandfather was a very successful businessman. He started off as an engineer, but moved to sales to management to executive over a long career. For a while, before I was born, he was the CEO of an oil and gas exploration company.
Very rarely is there a spike in news-stand sales.
I think it is serious to have good sales. As I learned belatedly, the more you sell, the more publishers pay attention to you, and it took me a very long time to figure that out because I never thought that way.
Californians devised a system of electricity sales that ignored every dimension of the free market.
We shop a lot at garage sales, thrift stores.
From 1971 onwards, the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer, with barbecues, blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.
Hire sales people who are really smart problem solvers, but lack courage, hunger and competitiveness, and your company will go out of business.
Americans are fed up with how things are going in the country right now. They see more job losses, rising debt and plummeting home sales. They feel let down by a government that passes one 2,000-page, trillion-dollar law after another instead of focusing on addressing the problems Americans worry about every day.
I believe passionately in preemptive pessimism, especially before a book comes out. I expect the worst both from reviewers and sales, and then, with any luck, I may be proved wrong.
There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry – for instance, by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers.
I support both a Fair Tax and a Flat Tax plan that would dramatically streamline the tax system. A Fair Tax would replace all federal taxes on personal and corporate income with a single national tax on retail sales, while a Flat Tax would apply the same tax rate to all income with few if any deductions or exemptions.
It ought to be self-evident common sense that service is important to sales. But it’s not.
In the real world, I see conservatives volunteering at adoption agencies, at churches, at bake sales and the local American Legion Post while the only charity a progressive sends is a smug sermon on fair share and what fairness is.
To succeed at selling a losing product, you must develop seriously superior sales techniques. In addition, you have to be massively competitive and incredibly hungry to survive in that environment.
I think ‘pop’ can be a bit of a dirty word. People are very cool in Australia. They don’t like to admit that they like pop. There are people who listen to Triple J and cool stuff like that, but commercial radio is massive, and if you look at the sales of the pop songs every week, people love pop music.
Your customers are the lifeblood of your business. Their needs and wants impact every aspect of your business, from product development to content marketing to sales to customer service.
Big Brother is on the march. A plan to subject all children to mental health screening is underway, and the pharmaceuticals are gearing up for bigger sales of psychotropic drugs.
I knew nothing about sales, marketing or how to run a company. Nor did I have a desire to do any of those things.
If you increase the sales tax… everybody would be taxed.
The income from sales now covers the expense of materials but I expect this to improve.
It’s strange how ‘Fawlty’ has become a perennial. I keep meeting new generations of schoolboys who know the lines better than I did when I said them. The program has sensational sales in video. I’m mercifully on a small percentage.
Whether your dream is a $100,000 in sales or a million, the amount of work is likely the same – you’ll still have 86,400 seconds each day, so why couldn’t you imagine creating the company and enterprise that can fulfill every aspect of any dream you wish to have?
It takes a while for executives to understand that every company is a spatial company, fundamentally: where are our assets, where are our customers, where are our sales. But when they get it, they light up and say, ‘I want to get the geographic advantage.’
My readers and my audiences have turned into my followers. They are more than interested in what I have to say in the subjects of sales, loyalty, attitude, networking, business social media, and becoming a trusted advisor.
Book sales and teens reading is always a fantastic thing, but we should also be celebrating and consuming the huge wealth of U.K. and U.K.-based writing and illustrating talent. Authors such as Charlie Higson, Darren Shan, Holly Smale, Tanya Byrne, Catherine Johnson, Sophie Mckenzie, to name but a few.
People have debated both sides of the Liefeld influence, good and bad, and I maintain the sales and the results of that time bear out that people love that stuff.
We need to change the focus from celebrating sales at the mall to celebrating the significance of President Washington’s birth to the birth of our nation.
I think as working actors, it’s like sales. You’re only as good as your last sale, so you put your all into something and you just hope that from that you can get your next job.
I could care less about the radio or the TV or album sales. I want that connection with people because when I’m able to walk down the street, I want them to feel like I’ve done something for them and helped their life because I’ve never felt that way about a musician.
The people that are running the bulk of the comic shops in North America aren’t business people and they don’t understand sales. They don’t understand good product.
When they put out the sales brochure when we eventually went to series, they carefully rounded Spock‘s ears and made him look human so he wouldn’t scare off potential advertisers.
A lot of my work is about sales. And it was about being independent from the art market.