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5. Do Think Well on Your Feet

When the Heinz baked beans account was all but lost, Don and Megan turned on the charm and bantered their way through a new pitch, charming the bean executive into changing his mind. And a few episodes later, Peggy pulled a similar trick, improvising a new spin on an old cologne ad to prevent the client from pulling its ads.

In both cases, quick thinking saved an account and won colleagues' respect.