The pitchman-- demonstrating and selling a product on the street corner, in a booth in a flea market, carnival or fair, in a special exhibition at Wal Mart or other big box stores, or so often on television infomercials-- is familiar to most everyone.
These are the people who sell magic card decks, blue-block sunglasses, dancing puppets, Ginsu knives and kitchen gadgets, and all the latest and greatest inventions for modern life that you can imagine. They demonstrate and then sell to the crowd whatever product they happen to be pitching.
But the life-style, skills and vicissitudes of the Pitchman's World are as mysterious and interesting to those outside it today as they have been for more than 100 years.
This is a wonderful video that features more than twenty senior pitchmen-- men and women who are 60 years or older or have been in the business more than 20 years. No "Johnny Come Lately's" . Each one sits down in front of the camera and talks about this fascinating world, giving advice on pitching and talking about their lives, their experiences and what it takes to make it in this business.
They also tell wonderful and entertaining stories and jokes, and you can see the camaraderie, and practically feel the fun and warmth this group shares with each other.
This DVD, along with our first set from the First Annual senior Pitchman Reunion, are essential for anyone who has ever considered working in the pitch business. Anyone who has pitched a product will find it inspirational and touching. Magicians and performers can also learn a lot about drawing and holding a crowd, and controlling their thing and making the people do what you want.