Do Sales Professionals Hide Behind Designations

Is there anything wrong, if a person is called a salesman? Or the salesperson should offend after being called as a salesman? Or does this society need to change the image they have about a salesman?

Sales is a very vast domain. It has multiple roles and these roles vary according to job functions but considering a salesman for a door to door sales only, is also not right and the people need to replace that image with someone who is choosing the most advanced medium to reach out to prospects who are in the need of a product that makes their life easier.

What made me think of all of these suddenly? Just now, I came across one of the stories on medium – Do Sales Professionals Hide Behind Designations, and this interests me at some point.

Also, let me know your views on this and what you think of a salesman?