Willie Loman, the protagonist in Death of a Salesman, needed only a calendar, an order book, and a phone to conduct business. He conducted business in the simplest way possible. The film Glengarry Glenross portrayed salespeople as liars and lazy. Chris Farley’s Tommy Boy was a comic fool and Herb Tarlik of WKRP in Cincinnati will forever portray salespeople as weak and sleazy. Is it any wonder prospects have a negative perception of sales people?