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Career Details :: Demonstrators and Product Promoters
Demonstrate merchandise and answer questions for the purpose of creating public interest in buying the product. May sell demonstrated merchandise.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Sets up and arranges display to attract attention of prospective customers.
- Gives product samples or token gifts to customers and distributes handbills, brochures, or gift certificates to passers-by.
- Solicits new organization membership.
- Develops list of prospective clients from sources, such as newspaper items, company records, local merchants, and customers.
- Contacts businesses and civic establishments and arranges to exhibit and sell merchandise made by disadvantaged persons.
- Wears costume or sign boards and walks in public to attract attention to advertise merchandise, services, or belief.
- Drives truck and trailer to transport exhibit.
- Conducts guided tours of plant where product is made.
- Answers telephone and written requests from customers for information about product use and writes articles and pamphlets on product.
- Visits homes, community organizations, stores, and schools to demonstrate products or services.
- Trains demonstrators to present company's products or services.
- Instructs customers in alteration of products.
- Prepares reports of services rendered and visits made.
- Attends trade, traveling, promotional, educational, or amusement exhibit to answer visitors' questions and to protect exhibit against theft or damage.
- Suggests product improvements to employer and product to purchase to customer.
- Advises customers on homemaking problems related to products or services offered by company.
- Lectures and shows slides to users of company product.
- Collects fees or accepts donations.
- Demonstrates and explains products, methods, or services to persuade customers to purchase products or utilize services available, and answers questions.
- Advertising Sales Agents
- Insurance Sales Agents
- Retail Salespersons
- Sales Representatives, Agricultural
- Sales Representatives, Instruments
- Sales Representatives, Mechanical Equipment and Supplies
- Sales Representatives, Medical
General Work Activities
- Performing for/Working With Public
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Selling or Influencing Others
- Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Persuade Someone to a Course of Action
- Deal With External Customers
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Provide a Service to Others