I get it - it's a neat movie. I like movies...a lot.
But I don't quote "The Deer Hunter" or "Pitch Perfect 2" in sales meetings or interviews.
How about "sell me this 10 gallon tub of Non-Fat Mayonnaise?" Is that a fair interview question?
How does making up some bullshirt, on the fly, about random objects give an interviewer any insight on how a person would actually prospect & sell a complex product in a highly competitive yet nuanced market?
Is bullshirting what we want salespeople doing in the age of Buyer's Journey & CX?
And let's be clear. WoWS is NOT a movie about #SELLING.
It's about #LYING. It's about a criminal conspiracy to defraud people.
The only HERO in the movie is the COP! Everyone else is a CROOK!
But yet here we are, in 2017, still reading about how to answer the "sell me this pen" question in a #B2B sales interview.
Here's my tip:
When asked the "pen" question, answer "Hey I like movies too...here's my impression of Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas..." & then get up and walk out.
The only way we stop hearing about how to ANSWER this question is not to have people ASK IT.
Let's hope 2018 is the year we get rid of "selling people pens."