This list is not based on data but only on my impression of following factors:
Independence – in the eyes of the customer they do not depend on anyone else but them.
Trust – how much are they trusted by their customers.
Power – how effective they are in getting customers to change and make a decision.
Endurance– how much energy they can invest over longer and multiple campaigns.
Focus – how able are they to focus on the core message under all the pressure and distractions.
Trendsetter – ability to start or follow major trends.
Goal: motivate everyone to invest in sustainability.
She is 16 years old and has challenged some of the best salespeople in the world. This requires enormous focus and endurance.
Goal: sell Cybertruck without advertising.
Elon sells by being in direct contact with as many customers as he can. He has enormous endurance and has perfected a powerful style to sell to customers via free channels.
Goal: get parliament majority to get Brexit done.
Boris’ focus on a single goal has paid off in greatest Conservative victory in several decades.
Goal: sell Salesforce software.
Marc has understood the global need for more humane business approach which he immediately embraced better than any of his competitors.
Goal: sell his movies and licensed products
Ryan is very talented to turn weaknesses into strengths, using his limitations to climb any ladder he focuses on.
Goal: lower WeWork valutation.
Scott takes it upon himself to adjust a new public misconception each month. This requires enormous energy. His work on WeWork alone has delayed the financial crash.
Goal: motivate everyone to be more compassionate.
Ai is able to take enormous risks and cut through nonsense to deliver the most important messages to his audience. A salesman with most focus and power.
Goal: increase the value of his art works.
Maurizio exists to play the system as a master salesperson. He is a black hole for attention who has perfected the use of criticism as a flattery.
Goal: act as an ambassador for the ideas of others.
Watching few minutes of Guy Kawasaki video is already a positive experience. Guy could basically sell anything to anyone. Trust he gained and maintained over decades is amazing.
Goal: become the prime minister of Italy.
Matteo has relentless energy and focus which allowed him to go from the bottom to the top of Italian politics.
Isolating salesmanship from the product is a perfect exercise in objectivity. The best way to think about these salespeople is: would you hire them to sell your product with same passion as they are selling theirs? My answer is definitely yes, for each of them. In my dreams they are all working for us selling only our product.
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