Thursday, May 05, 2016
Becoming Better At Sales
People who are in sales for a living realize how important sales are (after all, they depend on sales for their livelihood!), but it is also great for people in every area of life to understand the importance of sales, as sales reach much further than just sales in business; regardless of what you do for a living - or what you do in life - here are a few things for you to keep in mind in order to become better at sales. One mistake a lot of people make is that they try to sell a product, but if the person to whom they are trying to sell the product has no connection with them (or worse, if they do not like them!), the sale will probably not be made; in sales, one of the most important things is knowing how to sell yourself - recognizing that people are a lot more likely to buy something from you if they like you and trust you from the start. A lot of salesmen get a bad rap because they tend to make over-the-top promises that they cannot keep (and that they have no intention of trying to keep), and it is important for you to shed this label yourself; instead of making promises that you will be unable to keep, you should instead make it your goal to always go over and above what the person is expecting of you, as this will give them a much more satisfying experience with you, and will bring you more business in the long run, as people are likely to spread the word about you if they have a good experience (in the same way they are likely to spread the word about you if they have a bad experience!). And keeping in mind the fact that people are likely to talk to others about their experience with you, realize that it is up to you to fix any problems or issues the person to whom you made the sale deals with in the aftermath. In sales, one of the best things you can do is realize that your responsibility does not end when the sale ends - but rather, your responsibility ends only when the customer is one hundred per cent satisfied!