Tag: Dale Carnegie


27

Jan 2017

Selling… Job, or Fulfilling Career Choice!

Selling, like any occupation, can be simply a means of paying the bills. Or it can be something more— for the very serious-minded, much more—extending beyond simply a vocation, to an avocation. These high-powered individuals view selling the way a professional athlete sees his sport. To this select group selling is play—a game, complete with players, history, language, rules, controversies, and a certain rhythm. And,...

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09

Dec 2016

Just Exactly What Should a Salesman, and a Sales Personality, Look Like?

In most people’s image a salesman is alternately romanticized, and vilified, neither viewpoint entirely correct. Spontaneity, intense emotion, attractive appearance, outgoing personality, instant persuasion at the drop of a hat… All contribute to the positive view of a born salesman’s image. This “destined-to-be-a-salesman” type shares an image with politicians – substance not required – heavy emphasis on form. Form – composed of outgoing personality, and...

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17

Nov 2016

You are not unusual if a selling role is not an immediately comfortable fit.

Selling Skills Selling skills center about behaviors, with skills required of selling not perfected at once; they’re acquired through a process. One focused considerably on change in a few, probably comfortable, legacy behaviors. One such common behavior—when a tendency to avoid confrontation is a preference, you are not unusual. But a first change in selling behaviors is development of an assertive style. Assertiveness, not to...

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