10 months ago
December 2, 2016

3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Selling Skills

These 3 tips to improve selling skills will help you see your customer’s perspective, build good relationships, and improve your confidence.

Rhys Metler

Whether you have been a sales rep for a long time or whether you are new to the field of work, there is always room for improvement. Even the best sales people have the ability to grow and to expand on their selling skills. For this reason, we have compiled a list of the three things that every sales employee can begin to do today to improve their selling skills.

1. See From Your Customer’s Perspective

One way that you can improve your sales is to learn how to see from your customer’s point of view. It is helpful to envision how the customer decides tomake a purchase. The buying process is rarely simple, but rather a complex decision-making process. Customers inevitably think about whether your competition is a better option for them, which is why you have to realize this thought process ahead of time and address it immediately. The quicker you can point out why your company is better than its competition, the faster your customer can make their decision to buy your company’s products. It also helps if you have done your research ahead of time about your company’s competition as well as how your company stands out. 

It is also useful to focus on learning more about the psychology of selling. This will help you improve your selling skills by really allowing you to enter the minds of your customers. You have to put their minds at ease by showing them that they are making the best decision possible by purchasing your company’s products. Furthermore, you need to be as specific as possible in addressing their needs. Finally, you have to make a strong connection with your customers.

2. Build Strong Relationships with Your Customers

In a sales process, sales employees sometimes focus so much on closing the deal and selling a product that they neglect to nurture their relationships with their customers. You have to make sure that you take the time that you need to build a strong relationship with your customers before you ask them to make the sale. This process doesn’t necessarily have to last a long time, but it needs to feel genuine.

Sales associates are often plagued with the stereotype of being too pushy or aggressive, as well as dishonest and sneaky. Therefore, building a strong relationship with your customers will improve your selling skills by making them trust you.

3. Improve Your Confidence and Attitude

Attitude problems in the sales industry basically boil down to an issue with confidence. Pushy sales reps are often acting too quickly and aggressively because they do not feel confident that they can make the sale without drastic measures. However, confident sales people truly believe that their company’s product is the best option out there, and are able to convince their sales prospects of this. They are able to accomplish this because they have done their research and are familiar with both their company’s and their competitors’ products. 

You have to trust in what you are selling to achieve the credibility that you need with your customers. If you can remember a couple of points about your company’s strengths, then you will always be able to rely on that information when talking to your customers. However, you must also be able to improvise and be flexible with your sales approach, gearing it towards each individual client. With these techniques to improve your confidence and your attitude, your selling skills will see a noticeable boost.

 

Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.