– Personal Sales Personal sales are the deliverance of a specially designed message to a prospect consumer by a seller; usually it comes in different forms such as face-to-face communication, personal letters, or a personal telephone conversation. Unlike advertising, a personal sales message can be more specifically targeted to individual prospects and easily altered if the desired behavior does not occur. However Personal selling is far more expensive than advertising and is generally used only when its high costs can be necessary….
Twin Peaks: A Short Story as a Sales Clerk
– … “Well, Katherine, why don’t you follow me and take a look around.” Katherine smiled and followed my lead. I took her to a little expensive corner of the lingerie section and fished out a few bras which were on display. “How do you like these, Ma’am?” I asked, faking a smile. “Yes…yes…these are nice…yes!” She mumbled, flipping through the stuff I had strewn out in front of her. She picked up a pink coloured designer bra and shoved it in front of my face rather emphatically. “I’ll have this one!” Holding the smile on my face with a pseudo cello-tape, I took the piece of undergarment from her and inspected its size….
The Suffering Griselda in The Clerk’s Tale
– In Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Clerk’s Tale,” from The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer describes a “perfect wife.” This wife, Griselda, is totally submissive to her husband, and seems to have no regrets or remorse for anything he makes her do. Griselda’s husband, Walter, puts her through many trials in order to test her dedication and loyalty to him. He takes away both of their children, telling her that he is going to have them killed. He then tells her that he is divorcing her and taking another bride. After this, he forces her to prepare the new bride for him. Through all of this, Griselda loves Walter without fail, meets his demands without any word of disapproval, and remains faithful…
Summary and Analysis of The Clerk’s Tale
– Summary and Analysis of The Clerk’s Tale (The Canterbury Tales) Prologue to the Clerk’s Tale: The Host remarks that the Clerk of Oxford sits quietly, and tells him to be more cheerful. The Host asks the Clerk to tell a merry tale of adventure and not a moralistic sermon. The Clerk agrees to tell a story that he learned from a clerk at Padua, Francis Petrarch. He then praises the renowned Petrarch for his sweet rhetoric and poetry. The Clerk does warn that Petrarch, before his tale, wrote a poem in a high style exalting the Italian landscape….
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales – Biblical Reference in The Clerk’s Tale
– Biblical Reference in The Clerk’s Tale In 1921, Vance Palmer, the famous Australian author and poet, noted, in his essay titled “On Boundaries”, that “it is the business of thought to define things, to find the boundaries; thought, indeed, is a ceaseless process of definition” (Palmer 134). As Palmer noted, humans, by their very nature, attempt to define all things. But, more than that, we attempt to redefine subjects and ideas that have already been defined so that we can better understand what they mean, where we came from, and, perhaps most importantly of all, who we are. Writers, from the beginning of the written word through the present, have, almost in their entirety, str…