TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

When planning a cast member's talents and skills, think about how genetics, personality traits (both positive attributes and flaws), past experiences, environment, and the character's roles (within a family, a community, and society) all factor into what strengths may form. These special qualities should tie into the story, not only to make the character interesting but also to help him achieve his goal.
DEFINITION:
Hooking another on a solution to their problem by being verbally persuasive

DESCRIPTION:
Some people have the gift of gab, and they use it to build rapport and trust with the intent of selling something of value. Someone with this talent might sell something simple and inexpensive such as a dress tie at a men’s clothing shop or something of high value, like a vacation property. Natural salespeople may also use their skills to secure funding, say to convince someone to invest a large sum of money into an idea or partnership, or they may work to sell themselves to gain entry to someone’s inner circle.

As a trusted confidant, they are in a position to make suggestions that can further their own goals (and the goals of people they care about and work for), gain financial rewards, and become influential by always providing what is needed: advice, answers, information, council, services, etc.

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Being friendly, a people-person
Being skilled at reading people
Becoming a chameleon by adapting a pitch to appeal to another’s personality and preferences
Being a good listener and picking up on subtext
Charisma
A strong work ethic
Being well-connected
Understanding one’s product and all the applications for it
An ability to tell a story (a story of a brand, a product, of why the solution fits the need, etc.)

POSITIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:

NEGATIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:
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REQUIRED RESOURCES AND TRAINING:
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ASSOCIATED STEREOTYPES AND PERCEPTIONS:
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SCENARIOS WHERE THIS SKILL MIGHT BE USEFUL:
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