(1). In the sales world, ABC is an acronym for “Always Be Closing”. Made famous by Alec Baldwin screaming at the sales team in Glengarry Glen Ross in 1992, it is nearly impossible to avoid mentioning that first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado, second prize is a set of steak knives and third prize is “you’re fired”.
“A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always Be Closing.” (We would keep going here and try to insert some different names and words here to get a cheap laugh, but there are simply too many curses in this speech, and let’s face it, it’s hysterical just the way it is. Go here for a full transcript.)
(1). A nationwide tour you convince your bosses that you and your new, super-hot assistant should take to market some new product to your regional sales teams. Be prepared to be fired and/or divorced by the time you get home.
“Hey Ken, I think we need a roadshow to get the word out about the new whatever-it-is we’re rolling out next quarter. Happy to spearhead the effort on this. I think we should start in Honolulu and work our way east.”