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Science Fiction makes for great entertainment, but hidden within the genre are tips and tricks that savvy sales professionals can use in order to make more and better sales. Veteran sales rep and science-fiction author Raymond Rugg shows us how.

Latest Episodes

SandSF Episode 11 James Gunn

Science Fiction author and scholar James Gunn is perhaps the most accomplished and honored personality in the field, and his advice on writing in the genre is also applicable for today's sales professionals.

6 MIN2018 MAY 7
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SandSF Episode 11 James Gunn

SandSF Episode 10 Valor's Choice

Tanya Huff's military Sci-Fi series, the Valor Confederation, has some good advice for how sales reps should conduct themselves in the chain of command.

5 MIN2018 APR 29
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SandSF Episode 10 Valor's Choice

SandSF Episode 9 Perchance to Dream

The short story Perchance to Dream reminds us of the often untapped potential of our (figurative and literal) dreams.

6 MIN2018 APR 8
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SandSF Episode 9 Perchance to Dream

SandSF Episode 8 Astounding Science Fiction 1949

This industry anecdote from the days of the pulp magazines has a lesson about achieving your sales goals.

7 MIN2018 MAR 25
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SandSF Episode 8 Astounding Science Fiction 1949

SandSF Episode 7 Shatner and Nimoy

Star Trek TOS may have only aired for three seasons on the small screen, but the characters of Kirk and Spock changed the lives of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy forever. Here's what sales professionals can learn from these actors' careers.

9 MIN2018 MAR 14
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SandSF Episode 7 Shatner and Nimoy

SandSF Episode 6 Mote In God's Eye

Niven and Pournelle's "The Mote in God's Eye" is a milestone in First-Contact SF literature, but what can it teach us about managing our sales territory?

6 MIN2018 FEB 25
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SandSF Episode 6 Mote In God's Eye

SandSF Episode 5 Five MORE Sales Quotes from SF Movies

More great sales-related quotes from more great science-fiction movies!

9 MIN2018 FEB 18
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SandSF Episode 5 Five MORE Sales Quotes from SF Movies

SandSF Episode 4: Great Sales Quotes from Great SciFi Movies

Instead of looking at a lesson from the Handbook, this week we run through some great quotes about Sales from some great Sci-Fi movies!

7 MIN2018 FEB 12
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SandSF Episode 4: Great Sales Quotes from Great SciFi Movies

SANDSF Episode 3 Science Fiction Cover Art

Lesson #20 from the Handbook of Sales and Science Fiction: What sales reps can learn from science fiction cover art.

7 MIN2018 FEB 4
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SANDSF Episode 3 Science Fiction Cover Art

SANDSF Episode 2 Asylum of the Daleks

Episode 2 of the podcast features Lesson 2 from the book Rugg's Handbook of Sales and Science Fiction-- Doctor Who, Asylum of the Daleks!

4 MIN2018 JAN 29
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SANDSF Episode 2 Asylum of the Daleks

Latest Episodes

SandSF Episode 11 James Gunn

Science Fiction author and scholar James Gunn is perhaps the most accomplished and honored personality in the field, and his advice on writing in the genre is also applicable for today's sales professionals.

6 MIN2018 MAY 7
Comments
SandSF Episode 11 James Gunn

SandSF Episode 10 Valor's Choice

Tanya Huff's military Sci-Fi series, the Valor Confederation, has some good advice for how sales reps should conduct themselves in the chain of command.

5 MIN2018 APR 29
Comments
SandSF Episode 10 Valor's Choice

SandSF Episode 9 Perchance to Dream

The short story Perchance to Dream reminds us of the often untapped potential of our (figurative and literal) dreams.

6 MIN2018 APR 8
Comments
SandSF Episode 9 Perchance to Dream

SandSF Episode 8 Astounding Science Fiction 1949

This industry anecdote from the days of the pulp magazines has a lesson about achieving your sales goals.

7 MIN2018 MAR 25
Comments
SandSF Episode 8 Astounding Science Fiction 1949

SandSF Episode 7 Shatner and Nimoy

Star Trek TOS may have only aired for three seasons on the small screen, but the characters of Kirk and Spock changed the lives of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy forever. Here's what sales professionals can learn from these actors' careers.

9 MIN2018 MAR 14
Comments
SandSF Episode 7 Shatner and Nimoy

SandSF Episode 6 Mote In God's Eye

Niven and Pournelle's "The Mote in God's Eye" is a milestone in First-Contact SF literature, but what can it teach us about managing our sales territory?

6 MIN2018 FEB 25
Comments
SandSF Episode 6 Mote In God's Eye

SandSF Episode 5 Five MORE Sales Quotes from SF Movies

More great sales-related quotes from more great science-fiction movies!

9 MIN2018 FEB 18
Comments
SandSF Episode 5 Five MORE Sales Quotes from SF Movies

SandSF Episode 4: Great Sales Quotes from Great SciFi Movies

Instead of looking at a lesson from the Handbook, this week we run through some great quotes about Sales from some great Sci-Fi movies!

7 MIN2018 FEB 12
Comments
SandSF Episode 4: Great Sales Quotes from Great SciFi Movies

SANDSF Episode 3 Science Fiction Cover Art

Lesson #20 from the Handbook of Sales and Science Fiction: What sales reps can learn from science fiction cover art.

7 MIN2018 FEB 4
Comments
SANDSF Episode 3 Science Fiction Cover Art

SANDSF Episode 2 Asylum of the Daleks

Episode 2 of the podcast features Lesson 2 from the book Rugg's Handbook of Sales and Science Fiction-- Doctor Who, Asylum of the Daleks!

4 MIN2018 JAN 29
Comments
SANDSF Episode 2 Asylum of the Daleks
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