Seen at the National Mall in Washington, DC today:
A young boy wearing a T-shirt saying: "You're not that bad - I'm just that awesome".
Yeah, it seems a little pompous. On the other hand, it also avoids putting down others - a model for anyone.
Good salespeople don't insult the competition, and in fact may compliment them a bit. The idea is that the prospective customer sees that the salesperson seems confident enough about one's own product. And that attracts customers.
Don't just take my word for it - Dale Carnegie makes just the same point in his classic How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Sometimes, we should build ourselves up. But tearing others down doesn't work - not with those you'll really want to deal with.
What do you think?
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