The Big Kahuna

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Study Guide 25: Sales

The Big Kahuna study guide by Flannery M. Higgins can be purchased as an instant PDF download for $5.95. After reading the description below, if you wish to purchase this study guide, just click the “Add to Cart” button and follow the simple instructions. Don’t worry – if you change your mind mid-order, simply exit the browser. Once payment is completed you will receive a link that allows you to download the guide to your computer right away. You may save it to your computer’s hard drive and print it out when and if you need to.  

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Guide opening:

So, your boss is sending you to Wichita, Kansas, for a two-day convention. It sounds like fun. You’ll be working the booth during the day and staffing a small reception in the evening. Now what?

Tradeshows and conventions are a lot of work and require a lot of planning and preparation. Larry, Phil, and Bob could have made their tradeshow experience much more successful and enjoyable had they done better advance planning and followed some of our tips and common sense advice. Fortunately for your potential clients, you’ll have learned from the experiences of Larry, Phil and Bob’s mistakes in The Big Kahuna and won’t repeat them.

 

An excerpt from the commentary:

The film focuses on the interactions between three main characters: Larry Mann, Phil Cooper, and Bob Walker. Kevin Spacey’s fast-talking and sarcastic Larry Mann, Danny DeVito’s portrayal of Phil Cooper – an aging sales pro and recovering alcoholic, and Peter Facinelli’s wonderfully naïve and churchy Bob Walker are all memorable. Bob is actually the most pivotal character in the film, as he struggles through his first and possibly last tradeshow marketing experience. Robert Rueff adapted his play, “Hospitality Suite,” and the movie remains true to the stage version. The dialogue is strong, though it often makes a career in sales seem miserable. The film raises more questions than it answers, but offers lots of lessons for the sales professional, as well as lessons in life.

The commentary is supplemented by BREAKOUT BOXES dealing with these topics:

  • Lessons From The Big Kahuna
  • The Trade Show Experience: First Things First
  • Sales Lessons Inspired By Bob Walker
  • The Business Film As Life Metaphor

THE GUIDE also includes an essay that looks at business as depicted in the movies. For an introductory section on how to use the Management Goes to the Movies™ program, click through to Using The MGTTM Training Program.

The following Study Guide can be purchased as an instant PDF download for $5.95. After reading the description, if you wish to purchase this study guide, just click the “Add to Cart” button and follow the simple instructions. Don’t worry – if you change your mind mid-order, simply exit the browser. Once payment is completed you will receive a link that allows you to download the guide to your computer right away. You may save it to your computer’s hard drive and print it out when and if you need to.  

Price: $5.95  

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