Oh. CANADIAN. Well, perhaps the cultural gap is not SO big. Hehehe.
>> i deal everyday with the US, and i can tell you guys are the best for that, and that is actually one of the best strategy in the sales world, <<
Well, please don't take this seriously, but in the states, being told one has the personality of a salesman is definitely NOT a compliment! On the list of least respected professions, I kid you not, "used car salesman" ranks below "crack whore" (a prostitute who trades sex not for money, but for crack cocaine), and just above "Crack whore's legal counsel." Mind you, some of the people answering such surveys may have a slight sense of humor.
Again, I do not mean to demean your profession; the world does need salesmen. I'm only saying that a salesman's persona is not necessarily the best persona to take on when dealing with Americans on a personal basis.