Potential Career/Occupation Information

Demonstrators and Product Promoters

Occupation Information table
Overview: Demonstrate merchandise and answer questions for the purpose of creating public interest in buying the product. May sell demonstrated merchandise.
Duties: 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. Record and report demonstration-related information, such as the number of questions asked by the audience or the number of coupons distributed. Sell products being promoted and keep records of sales. Set up and arrange displays or demonstration areas to attract the attention of prospective customers. Suggest specific product purchases to meet customers' needs. Transport, assemble, and disassemble materials used in presentations. Identify interested and qualified customers to provide them with additional information. Practice demonstrations to ensure that they will run smoothly.
Degree(s): A.S. Theatre: Concentrations in Acting or Technical Theatre 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is projected to grow 9% to 13% from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average projected growth for all occupations.
Education Level: The typical training required for this career is generally a High School Degree or GED Certificate.
Recommended Skills:
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Persuading, encouraging and motivating others to accept your ideas.
  • Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Being aware of the reactions of others, and understanding why they react the way they do.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Teaching others how to do something.
Recommended Values:
  • Having a routine job where the duties are very predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time.
  • Having the ability to work with equipment or material things.
  • Persuading and influencing others to change their attitudes, behavior, and/or opinions.
 

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.

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