The Origin of “Drummers” & “Bagmen” – The 1800’s

Aug 3, 2021 | Podcast

Episode 9

Audio Podcast

Todd Caponi

Podcast Episode Description

Are you responsible for “drumming up business” in your role? Do you “carry a bag” as a salesperson? Do you know where those terms come from? They come from the traveling salespeople of the 1800s. In today’s episode, I tell their story – of the hard-drinking, back-slapping “Drummer” – and of the horseback riding “Bagmen” – what it was like to be one, and where those terms came from.

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