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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What does his impressive salesmanship mean for India, the region, and the world?
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.
Use your knack for charming others as a form of personal salesmanship.
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.
And in his early flirtations with presidential politics, his untruthful assertions were variously described as characteristic bluster, salesmanship and entertainment.
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.
As Obamacare slips into the next world, no one should lie awake thinking salesmanship could have saved it.
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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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