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Demonstrators & Product Promoters

Also called: Demonstrator, Product Demonstrator, Merchandiser, In Store Demonstrator

What they do:
Demonstrate merchandise and answer questions for the purpose of creating public interest in buying the product. May sell demonstrated merchandise.
On the job, you would:
  • Demonstrate or explain products, methods, or services to persuade customers to purchase products or use services.
  • Provide product samples, coupons, informational brochures, or other incentives to persuade people to buy products.
  • Keep areas neat while working and return items to correct locations following demonstrations.

Knowledge

Business
  • sales and marketing
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • group things in different ways
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Word processing software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$24,440
per year, on average
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