Looking for energy and motivation before your next call, pitch, or meeting?
You’re in the right place. We're about to fire you and your sales team up with 15 motivational sales videos. Watch them as an energy boost, to get through tough days, and to instill values like teamwork and patience.
We’ve got powerful movie scenes, founder speeches, and even Shia Labeouf flexing and shouting for 2 minutes straight.
Let’s start with...
1. Encourage a positive, team-first attitude with "Friday Night Lights"
Billy Bob Thornton delivers a locker room speech about how perfection is doing your best. His motivational talk transcends football. Instead of talking about what his team needs to do, he focuses on who he expects them to be.
According to our favorite movie cowboy, great teammates are kind and honest with themselves, each other, and their loved ones. Excellent takeaways for sales teams.
“Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about... being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down because... You did everything that you could. There wasn’t one more thing that you could’ve done”.
2. Discover the value of hard work with The Rock
Dwayne Johnson is one of the most motivated people in his line of work - or any line of work. In this talk for the L.A. Lakers, he shares tips that help him find that motivation as his success continues to grow.
The video is especially helpful for new teams finding their work ethic. It's a classy, real-life alternative to traditional high-energy sales motivational clips.
“I don’t care who’s in front of me - they’re not going to stop me. The key to me is finding what the anchor is... And the anchor is getting up at 4 o’clock in the morning every day, before anybody else, and grounding my thought process in, nobody will outwork me. No-one. I love and respect you guys; none of you will outwork me.”
3. Get in a closing state of mind with "Glengarry Glen Ross”
Sometimes, even the best team needs a little tough love. And while this speech is clearly meant as satire, you still won’t find better inspiration.
As the movie’s Rolex-wearing king of sales, Alec Baldwin steals the show while dishing out some hard truths to a down-on-their-luck team. A must-watch for any sales person.
“We're adding a little something to this month's sales contest. As you all know, the first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anyone want to see the second prize? Second prize's a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. You get the picture? You're laughing now? You got leads. Mitch and Murray paid good money... Sell them!”
4. Mark Zuckerberg teaches you to keep you going when everything goes wrong
In hindsight, Mark Zuckerberg's success seems obvious. In reality, Facebook’s founder has one of the most improbable success stories in business history.
In this short talk, he explains how getting there didn’t just require a great idea or groundbreaking new tech. It took perseverance and undeterred focus; something any sales professional should take to heart.
“I didn’t even think I was starting a company. I remember driving up the 101 and seeing all these great companies and thinking to myself, these are such amazing companies. Maybe one day I’ll start a company. And I’d already started Facebook. It hadn’t occurred to me.”
5. Help your team make decisions and follow through with “You Will Not Outwork Me”:
There's no substitute for hard work, but your sales reps might not know that. So let Will Smith - one of the most successful people alive - tell them instead. A feel-good, high-energy video to show on Mondays or at the end of the week when everyone's tired.
“You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together right, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple. Right?”
6. Lift spirits during tough times with “Don’t Give Up”:
In this supercut of some of the best motivational content on the Internet, Les Brown and Eric Thomas tell us just what it takes to get through tough times and motivate your team when it’s the hardest.
If there’s one thing the two of them agree on, it’s that soldiering through is the only way to get to the other side. The vocal delivery and visuals make for one of the web's most popular motivational videos.
“If you can muster up enough strength to hold on and hold out, if you do not quit, if you do not give up, it's coming. Hold on. I don't care how long it takes you to finish school; I don't care how long it takes you to pass that bar exam... You keep going. And if you persevere, every storm that's come will pass.”
7. Get your team to take immediate action with Shia LaBeouf
Forget about hour-long motivational speeches. Shia LaBeouf will tell your team everything they need to know in just over a minute.
His wisdom is both extremely succinct and physically energetic. If you saw this half a decade ago when it was a meme, trust us - it’ll hit different this time around. Shia knows how to build up sales motivation!
“Do it. Just do it. Don't let your dreams be dreams. Yesterday you said tomorrow. So just do it. Make your dreams come true. Just do it”
8. Push for more with "A Lame-Ass Offer"
Julia Roberts, as Erin Brokovich, shoots down what appears to be a good offer - a great example of how to hardball the other party. Good when you and your team need to go a gear up.
A more subtle detail is how Roberts' character uses preparation to beat the other party in a tough negotiation. An important lesson for any newer sales rep; knowledge is just as important as energy when you're selling.
“So before you come back here with another lame-ass offer, I want you to think real hard about what your spine is worth, Mr. Walker - or what you’d expect someone to pay you for your uterus, Miss Sanchez - then you take out your calculator and multiply that number by a hundred. Anything less than that is a waste of our time.”
9. Remind reps they're important with “You Do Make a Difference”:
Sales can be a tough game, especially if you're on a bad streak or you're just starting out. But sales doesn't have to be cut-throat!
Use this video to remind your whole team that they're important contributors in your team, in your business, and in life in general.
“Don’t you quit. You do make a difference. As weak as you are, as tired as you are, as many mistakes as you’ve made, you do make a difference. There is something they would lose if you were not there. There was something that they would miss if you were not there. You do make a difference.”
10. How to make a sale with kindness with the Office's Michael Scott
It was always a mystery how Michael Scott (of The Office fame) ended up as the boss of anything. However, a better look at his character reveals more sales chops than you’d notice while you’re laughing at the show’s skits.
Michael sells by connecting with leads on a sincere, human basis. His ability to put the customer, not the sale, first is textbook. Feel-good, high-value watching for sales teams.
“Look, people continue to come back to us time and time again because they feel cared for here. They feel respected, and they feel their needs matter. They are treated like human beings.”
11. Raise your team’s standards in sales with Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa is as goofy as he is inspirational. In this video, he shares some street wisdom with his on-screen son. Key points are keeping negativity out, persevering through hard times, and being patient.
Hey... If there’s anyone who can teach us to keep going no matter what happens, it’s the guy who beat Ivan Drago.
“It ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
12. Keep energy in the sales department high with Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk talks about how improbably lucky we are to be here. The odds of conception and human life are all extremely low, so just being here is a miracle.
Something else he talks about is responsibility. At the end of the day, everything in life is on you - and you can do whatever you want. Regardless of where you’re from and the specific circumstances of your life, it’s all on you. Take the bull by the proverbial horns and go after what you want.
“That’s the big punchline: everybody’s got stuff. The problem is nobody cares. And once you realize that nobody cares and you’re complaining to empty air, you start going in a bit of a different direction.
13. Inspire your team to aim higher with "You Were Born for This"
The 2004 movie “Miracle” depicts one of the most extraordinary events in sports history. Kurt Russel plays the role of Herb Brooks, an ex-player and ice hockey coach that would lead the U.S. ice hockey squad to Olympic gold in 1980... By winning against the seemingly unbeatable Soviet team.
Unlike most other motivational speeches, the movie’s famous locker room pep talk isn’t about finding a new perspective on life or revealing some hidden angle; it’s about finding the strength to take what you want and face an opponent without fear.
"And we shut them down, because we can!"
14. Amp your team up for big moments with “Any Given Sunday”
In a lesser-known role as Tony D'Amato, a veteran (yet melancholic) football coach, Al Pacino delivers one of the all-time great locker room speeches - one that’s not just passionate, but also brutally honest.
Pacino talks about how understanding loss is the only way to win - and how important it is to take life one inch at a time, and fight for that inch with every single breath. His players, including Jamie Foxx, pull together and find the motivation to win the game.
In a word: absolute fire. Okay, two words.
"On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us to pieces for that inch. We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch. Cause we know when we add up all those inches that's going to make the difference between WINNING and LOSING"
15. Help your team learn from any situation with "GOOD"
Not every situation your sales team will find themselves in will be aspirational - sometimes, you need to find motivation in a tough situation. In fact, that’s when being motivated is most important.
And that’s precisely what Jocko Willink talks about: finding motivation in challenging times. If you learn how to find the “good” and the potential in a difficult situation, you’ll be able to resolve it to your benefit.
"Something good always comes from bad."
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