The DriveSales™ | Highly recommended skills that every salesperson needs right-now!

People have a contrasting opinion on ‘SALES’ job profile. Sales can be a tough and challenging job for some, whereas for others it can be easy and simple. It all depends upon whether you have the required skills or not. Some are gifted with these skills, but for others, not to worry, because it can always be developed by learning and practicing!

In today’s world of cut-throat competition, it is crucial to be fully aware of the skills which are relevant to your industry and can give you an advantage over your competitor

So here are some top skills listed below, which every salesperson needs these days to excel and deliver real results:

1) Good communication — The key to success in the sales field is good communication. If you can communicate well, you have already won half the race. But you must understand that good communication involves not only talking but also active listening.

2) Product awareness — It is essential to know in and out of your product to make the perfect pitch to your client and answer their questions.

3) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) — It is essential to understand how to use CRM to manage your contact and deals easily. It is more accurate and efficient as it allows segmentation and automation.

4) Compassionate outlook — You must have empathy towards your client to understand their needs and problems. You need to behave more like the trusted advisor or the family friend and use an empathetic tone while answering their doubts; this allows you to know and understand their pain points.

5) Convincing approach — You must have a convincing approach while conversing to get closure. Clients will only buy your product or service if they are convinced that it will fulfill their needs and solve their problems.

6) Soft skills — These are personal attributes that include team spirit, assertiveness, negotiation, self — confidence, stress management, etc. Soft skills are necessary because it influences how well you work and interact.

7) Capability to adapt — We live in a continuously evolving world; therefore, it is necessary to adapt to the changing environment and update your methods, or else you will be outdated.

If you can develop the above-stated skills, then we are sure that you will achieve your desired results!

Now, as an effective SALESPERSON! We can do three things from here.

1) Ignoring the opportunity and blaming the situation for revenue loss.

2) Taking important notes and going back to revisit your sales strategy with the growth mindset.

3) Reaching out to us if you need any specialized help for sales.

To conclude, what you choose to think also provides some idea of your growth mindset. It is something like Brian Herbert’s quote, “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”