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And Now For Something Completely Different September 16, 2015 (0 comments)


London, United Kingdom—Among the many hilarious sketches that made the British comedy troupe Monty Python famous, some of their best vignettes feature a retail scenario. Indeed, they’re even educational in a backwards, don’t-do-this way: for example, the famous “Dead Parrot” sketch is a classic example of customer service gone bad. Click here to watch the Dead Parrot sketch.

It’s no coincidence that renowned comic actor John Cleese stars as the hapless customer. In his post-Python life, Cleese went on to star in many films and also as a bumbling innkeeper in the British comedy series Fawlty Towers.

But Cleese has a strong background in education, and is both a former Lord Rector at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland and a visiting professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He successfully parlayed his comic appeal into a thriving business as a highly sought-after and successful sales trainer and business consultant.

Click here for a list of Cleese’s list of sales training videos, and here for a trailer of John Cleese’s So You Want To Be A Success at Selling video. Click here for an interview with Cleese describing the importance of creativity in business.

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