salesmanship

[seylz-muhn-ship]
noun
1.
the technique of selling a product: They used a promotional gimmick that was the last word in salesmanship.
2.
adeptness at creating interest in new ideas, products, methods, etc.: The only ingredient lacking in the system was salesmanship.

Origin:
1875–80; salesman + -ship; cf. -manship

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salesmanship (ˈseɪlzmənʃɪp)
 
n
1.  the technique, skill, or ability of selling
2.  the work of a salesman

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Example sentences
The lavishing of gifts and favors on prospective or valued customers is
  generally considered smart salesmanship.
No need for fancy salesmanship here, you might think.
It was a curious brand of salesmanship, using the kind of exclusivity usually
  reserved for nightclubs.
That's a failure of politics and salesmanship, but it's more than that.
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