The Top Qualities of Sales People
The one common traits among top producing sales people is that they all demonstrate certain qualities. You have no doubt encountered all kinds of sales people in your time. There are those that you view as just plain pushy and those that you see as helpful. Which type of sales person would you prefer to be?
There are two groups that many of these qualities can be placed in, one would belong to the personality group and the others belong in skill development groups. While it is not impossible to change your personality if you want to, it is much easier to develop and improve your skill set.
One of the top qualities of sales people is that they are driven to succeed. They manage to do this by setting goals and not just simple goals. These people go one step beyond and look for ways to push their limits. They enjoy setting goals that help them learn new things and ones that can take their careers to new heights.
If you aren’t in the habit of setting goals then this is something that you should try. One of your first goals could be to develop a plan on how to increase your sales quota by a certain percentage. Or develop a method of finding qualified prospects or leads.
In order to become a top sales person you need to love what you are doing. If you are in sales because it was the only job you could find, then you may never achieve success. When you desire something with all your heart, you will be motivated to succeed.
Two other top qualities that all great sales people have are listening and the knack of asking the right questions. After all your aim is to sell something to people that they need and want. If you discover what these things are, your ability to put a package together for them increases.
When you know how to ask questions that require a lengthy response and not just a yes or no, you are half way there when it comes to providing results to your customers. These questions should be based around what issues the company is having, what their main goal is for the year and even finding out what qualities they look for in a vendor.
By taking the time to develop these qualities you have the potential to easily increase your closing rate and become one of the front runners for your company.
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