If This Sales Speech by Ben Affleck Doesn’t Get You Pumped Up To Sell, Nothing Will

Boiler Room

There are few moments in movie history that are so memorable that they’re replayed countless times to inspire an entire profession. This scene from the movie Boiler Room is one such moment, and the profession it’s meant to inspire is sales. Not many people know this, but Boiler Room is loosely based on the same story that inspired the more recent Wolf of Wall Street movie, which told the story of corrupt broker Jordan Belfort and his firm J.T. Marlin. In this scene Affleck plays a seasoned broker brought in to tell some recruits what they can expect to give and get out of the job. He is harsh, but he knows exactly how to motivate the money-hungry young men. Watch and enjoy!

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