Every single one of us is a salesperson. If you don’t work in sales, you might think you don’t sell, but that is undoubtedly false. The fact is, each one of us sells every single day.
The great thing about sales is that it is a universal skill. The skill of selling in one industry can be transferred to another with relative ease. The methodology behind the sales process might change, but the fundamental skill remains the same.
While many sales professionals understand that selling skills are transferable from one industry or job to the next, what’s less intuitive is that sales skills are transferable from one’s professional life to personal life. Sure, most of us won’t find ourselves booking a demo at the dinner table or logging our favorite restaurants into a CRM. However, there are a surprising number of sales skills that are relevant to your life outside the office.
Importance of Selling Skills
Selling skills are critical in organizations that rely on ongoing buying from customers or clients. The ability to build relationships with customers, persuade them to make purchases and generate repeat business is at the heart of selling. Sales is a component of a company’s marketing and promotions.
5 Sales Skills That Are Transferable To Everyday Life:
- Building Rapport
- Active Listening
- Asking the Right Questions
- Objection Handling
- Goal Setting
How to Improve Sales Skills
- Attend sales training.
- Implement roleplay.
- Practice public speaking.
- Find a mentor.
- Ask questions.
- Become a lifelong learner.
- Improve prospecting skills.
- Review your sales calls.
I personally recommended a book” for The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, It’s called “To Sell Is Human” by Daniel H. Pink, the New York Times bestselling author.
Inside the To Sell Is Human you’ll learn:
To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he did in Drive and A Whole New Mind, Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it’s no longer “Always Be Closing”), explains why extraverts don’t make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an “off-ramp” for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds.
Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another’s perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more.
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