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Communication Skills for Sales People

Communication Skills for Sales People

Communication Skills for Sales People

All organisations, to some degree, need to be able to sell. As sales people, you need to improve the following skills:

1. Making a good first impression.

2. Full analysis of customer needs, wants and DON'T wants.

3. Presentation and explanation of products and services.

4. Answering objections and questions.

5. Persuasion.

6. Negotiation.

7. Closing / advancing the sale process.

8. After sales customer service .

9. Add on sales.

10. Referrals.

Communication - Clear Communication : Communication Skills for Sales People

Questionnaire

1. To what degree do you think you make a good first impression. Do people warm to you instantly or does it take longer for people to get to like you?

2. To what degree are you a good analyst of other people needs? Do you ask questions and really try to understand the other person's view, or do you tend to talk too much about yourself and your own business?

3. To what degree do are you able to present and explain your ideas and products to other people, in a way that they find informative, convincing and attractive? Do you find it easy to express yourself, or do you sometimes struggle to explain what you really mean?

4. To what degree are you able to handle objections to your view? Can you elegantly absorb and defuse an objection, or are you more likely to be upset, or rattled by someone who disagrees with you?

5. To what degree are you a good negotiator? Are you able to find workable solutions that form the basis of a good relationship, or are you likely to give too much away for nothing, or say "Take it or leave it"?

6. To what degree are you able to "close" a person to make a decision? Are you a good motivator, or have you never given this aspect of communication any serious thought?

7. To what degree are you able to maintain a positive mental attitude and good relationships with people, even when things are going badly? Do you keep your attitude positive during tough times, or do you tend to let bad situations negatively affect your language and your emotions?

Sales Training: The Power to Influence

To some degree, all organisations need to be skilful at either selling themselves or their products.

Being good at selling is not a natural talent. Sales skills must be learned and practised until they become second nature.

If you would like to improve your sales skills, take a look at our one-day Sales Training Course, and see how we can help you, to have the 'Power to Influence'.

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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