PREREQUISITES FOR A SUCCESSFUL SALESPERSON

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The single most important skill in any business is that of selling the products or services.  Almost anyone can become a successful salesperson.  You just have to put your mind to it, and have specific objectives and a burning desire to succeed.

  • Acquire the necessary sales and product knowledge
  • Acquire the necessary selling skills, and practise them continually
  • Know your competitor’s products intimately
  • Be a good listener and ask a lot of questions
  • Build long-lasting relationships with clients
  • Be open-minded
  • Be humble
  • Do not take rejection personally
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be self-motivated
  • Have self-confidence
  • Have a positive self-image
  • Be persistent
  • Have a sense of humour
  • Be a problem solver
  • Be respectful
  • Be empathetic
  • Be prepared to accept failure at times, but bounce back

 

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