Happy Mother’s Day! Mom always has the best advice, even when it comes to sales. Here are 5 Selling Tips from Mom that puts things into perspective.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the great moms out there!
There is no doubt that moms have a big influence on who we become. They can even have an impact on how you approach your career and how you do things. Sales is no different. There are certain lessons that we were taught by our moms when we were younger that stick with us, and some of these ideas help shape our approach to sales. Sometimes, it’s these life lessons that help us succeed and put us on the path to success.
Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, we’ve put together a list of selling tips from Mom:
If you want to be successful in sales, you need to have confidence in your abilities. Trust your skills and believe in what you are selling if you want others to buy from you.
It is amazing how much of an impact being polite and saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ can have. Always be respectful and use your manners when dealing with clients. They will appreciate it.
Your attitude and approach to sales will play a big role in your success. Being too aggressive and taking a hard sales approach is a major turn off for many people. Having a softer and more welcoming approach, with genuine concern for your clients, will go much further.
You will receive pushback when selling. It’s part of the role and, at times, people may say some unflattering things about you, your sales approach, your company, or the products and services you are selling. Try not to take it personally and move on. They’re only words.
Closing a deal takes work, especially large dollar value deals that come with a nice commission check. Making a sale can take time, so be willing to put in the work if you want to get the reward – the sale.
A mom’s advice is timeless. Consider using the above tips in your sales approach to improve your skills and change your outlook on your sales strategies.
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Claire has 4+ years of experience in sales and recruitment. As a Director of Client Services, her main objective is to connect great people to great companies by building strong relationships with both top clients and candidates in the sales industry. She specializes in sales roles of all seniority levels for both enterprise and start-up clients North American wide. When Claire isn't networking with top talent, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with friends & family.