Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

58. How to Give a Sales Presentation

November 5, 2003

Q: I remember a cartoon from ’76, ‘ 77, ‘ 78 ?? which showed three ways to put on a sales presentation. One was to be clean cut and professional, one was to come in acting like a clown, and one was to give BJs under the table. What issue was that in?

A: It was the December 1975 (Money) issue. The article was called “The National Lampoon Guide to Effective Salesmanship” by Tony Hendra and Gerald Sussman, illustrations uncredited. (Thanks to Jay.)



November 9, 2003 8:46 pm

Jay, what issue was that from?

—Mark Simonson

November 10, 2003 4:46 pm

Not sure, Mark. I want to say the "success" issue...But I'd have to check to be sure. j


November 11, 2003 5:33 pm

(Cover has a rich kid peeing down a manhole)


November 11, 2003 5:35 pm

That's it. The December 1975 (Money) issue.

—Mark Simonson

November 11, 2003 7:12 pm is a broken link. The current NatLamp site is so-o-o-o multimedia.

—Sigman Scott

September 6, 2006 7:03 pm

You'll have to take that up with Jay (see the first post). He is actually the guy who puts that stuff on the official NL website.

—Mark Simonson

September 6, 2006 7:14 pm

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