Everyone is a salesperson in some way whether you acknowledge it or not. I’ve been to countless seminars and whenever I raise the question, “Do you consider yourself a salesperson?” sadly only half of the crowd raises a hand. And because I truly believe that every one of us is a salesperson I repeat my question again and again until I am satisfied seeing everyone raise his or her hand in agreement.
The truth is, every one of us is a salesperson. The moment you wake up in the morning and the moment you retire to bed, you are persuading, influencing, communicating, consulting and discussing with people to cooperate with you to achieve the things you want them to achieve.
One of the reasons why you don’t see yourself as a salesperson is probably because you are so used to doing all these things on a regular basis that you fail to realize who you are and what you do.
If you are in business then you are already a salesperson. Period. Just by telling customers what your product is all about or explaining to them the services you are offering, that alone is a selling technique, which then makes you a salesperson.
Whether you are a college teacher, a medical representative, a manager or a mechanic you are a salesperson. Every one of us is because we sell ideas. We negotiate. We communicate. We influence and we persuade.
If you, for one second doubt that you are a salesperson then I am here to tell you that you need to rethink that because the chances of you becoming successful in your business is markedly diminished.
You have to realize that salespeople are the lifeline to every industry and business. They are the people who are responsible for increasing the demands for products and services that keep everyone else employed.
Now the beauty about selling is that it is a skill you can learn. Yes, we sell everyday but there are certain selling techniques you need to learn and take note of that can give you much greater results. So no matter what your level is at selling if you keep on incorporating new selling techniques, learning them, practicing them and adopting them into you selling routine you can become more persuasive and more effective as a salesperson. And when this happens, you can expect success not just in your business but in all areas of your life.