Think about your interactions with salespeople in your personal life. When you answer the phone and it’s a telemarketer, you probably feel a sense of dread. Why? Because you expect them to be a pushy salesperson.
Category: Social Skills/Etiquette
Your fellow salesmen may be making it rain while you’re somehow in the middle of a bad streak or your manager may have just bumped up your quota. No matter what your situation is, you’re probably feeling rushed, and will therefore put the sales process into hyperdrive. However, according to a SellingPower article by Ben Taylor, you have to slow down to make your prospecting better.
Too many salespeople aren’t engaging their prospects and giving them the positive attention they need in order to be motivated into a sale. If you’re asking yourself how a salesperson could be giving negative attention to someone they’re trying to sell to, here’s some enlightenment that Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall provide in their SellingPower article.
While you want to be engaging and communicative with your clients, but there’s always the risk of taking your service too far. According to an article by CustomerThink, here are a few things to consider before you accidentally end up as “that salesperson.”
Getting ready to kick off conference season? Even if you’re a seasoned pro, you likely could still benefit from tips on how to get the most from each event.
Are you sales presentations memorable? Chances are, the product or service you sell isn’t all that different from your competition’s. The defining factor for any presentation is the presenter. Here are a few tips from SellingPower on how to sell yourself as well as your product or service.
Have you been using the same opening lines in your conversations with prospects and clients for too long? You know what I mean.
According to Michael Tracy, one of today’s top sales professionals and speakers, being yourself is the ultimate sales tool. There are, however, three parts of yourself that you need to emphasize, and they all begin with the letter “C.”
Many people don’t think twice about body language. But for others, it’s vital to communication. Users of American Sign Language (ASL) rely heavily on others’ movements and expressions to understand what is being said and expressed.
How important is social media in your customer service strategy? If you didn’t answer, “extremely,” you need to make some changes.
Think you need to be an extrovert to be a successful salesperson? Think again. Various research has shown a weak correlation between extrovert personalities and sales success.
“Assertive” is one of the best words a salesperson can hoped to be referred to as. It means you’re confident, decisive, and you get results. However, it means that you can often be misunderstood by potential clients as well.