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If Silicon Valley had a Mount Rushmore, Guy Kawasaki would certainly be one of the heads carved in stone. One of Apple’s original employees and evangelists, Guy has more than 25 years of major league experience as a best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur and investor. He spearheaded Apple’s big movement to take down then-market leader IBM, became a co-founder of Garage Technology and recently joined the ranks of Google as an advisor for Motorola.

One of Guy’s first jobs, however, was a simple sales position at a jewelry company. It was there where he truly learned the magnitude and importance of selling, as well as key skills that would shape the rest of his career. We have compiled a list of 15 of his most compelling and motivational sales quotes and inspirational takeaways. After reading these, you’ll be left saying his catchphrase – #HolyKaw!

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1. “When it comes to rainmaking, there’s clearly a reason why God gave us two ears but only one mouth.” – (Click to Tweet)

2. “The biggest titles don’t always have the biggest brains. Instead, go after key influencers.” – (Click to Tweet)

3. “When you’ve worked hard and walked through the doorway of opportunity, don’t slam it shut behind you.” – (Click to Tweet)

4. “Enchantment is to delight people. The outcome is voluntary, lasting support that’s mutually beneficial.” – (Click to Tweet)

5. “If you provide them with the right info, they’re the best judges of the suitability of your product.” – (Click to Tweet)

6. “Ignore schmexperts – they’re the bad combination of schmucks who are experts, or experts who are schmucks.” – (Click to Tweet)

7. “Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.” – (Click to Tweet)

8. “Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across.” – (Click to Tweet)

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9. “The goal is likability, not superiority.” – (Click to Tweet)

10. “Don’t be discouraged by the size of your network – inspire one person and you are doing good.” – (Click to Tweet)

11. “Facebook is for people, Twitter is for perspective, Google+ is for passion, LinkedIn is for pimping.” – (Click to Tweet)

12. “Suck up with subtlety.” – (Click to Tweet)

13. “Sell, don’t enable buying.” – (Click to Tweet)

14. “For selling to work, you need face-to-face, personalized and intense contact.” – (Click to Tweet)

15. “Enchantment is as necessary for people to diverge from a crowd as it is for people to join one.” – (Click to Tweet)

 

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