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Sales Take Center Stage: To Boost Morale, Companies Burst Into Song

Industrial musicals were like Broadway shows, only written and performed for corporate sales meetings or conventions. And as ridiculous as the songs were — "My bathroom, my bathroom is a private kind of place" — they were often delivered by very talented people.

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Sales Take Center Stage: To Boost Morale, Companies Burst Into Song

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Vince Giordano: The Fresh Air Interview

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