Definition of salesmanship
1 : the skill or art of selling
2 : ability or effectiveness in selling or in presenting persuasively political salesmanship
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The breakout sessions included such topics as executive functioning, salesmanship in the motivating and encouraging of students, behavior intervention plans, and using brain research to make learning and classroom management more effective.
Or perhaps Putin has another game, one of salesmanship.
The company was founded, in 1980, by Mark Hughes, a high-school dropout with a talent for storytelling and salesmanship.
That took some salesmanship, but my enthusiastic description of how the coaster worked won over even a particularly nervous young family at the back of the train.
There wasn’t much place for many of the old stars in the new Hollywood, which was less about appearances and salesmanship and more about psychology and behavior.
According to Saliba, Beacon's penetration of the broader $1 billion-plus battery market is mainly a matter of salesmanship.
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SALESMANSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of salesmanship for English Language Learners
: the skill of persuading people to buy things or to accept or agree to something
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