Every Job is a Sales Job!
How to Use the Art of Selling to Win at Work Why is it that one person feels obliged to another and what compels someone to fulfill a duty? Can one person ethically control another, in a way that leaves both parties feeling satisfied? How do we optimize influence, why are they employed optimally by only a fraction of those who could benefit from them? Based on the power of persuasion. Some people feel it’s something negative when we speak about the power of persuasion, especially because of the unfavorable nature of the word. Manipulation can also come to mind as well as malice.
Ok, rest assured, it is possible to positively use persuasion. If you know how to use your power to persuade customers to really convince them that they have concerns that can be addressed with the product or service you provide, you can boost the experience of the consumer and thus improve your sales as well.
Very small changes in the way we interact can produce big differences because powerful psychological motivations within us are harnessed by those small changes? Well, that’s true. The fact is every job is a sales job and you will require certain persuasive skills to accomplish that.
Let’s take an example, what do you think the firefighter is doing to learn about the risks of playing with matches or setting off fireworks as he visits an elementary school classroom? Telling children to remain safe. What abilities does the professor use as he attempts to persuade his students during his lectures to shut down their phones and take notes? Skills in sales And the prosecutor spends all day selling juries to find “not guilty” for her clients and judges to rule in their favor.
No matter what kind of work you might think of, at least unofficially, it’s got a sales part. Officially or unofficially, no matter what kind of work you might think of, it’s got a sales part. Because everyone is always selling, your sales skills need to be established.
Using the sales specialist’s skills to get what you want and need and deserve, makes it so much more likely that you will excel every day, both on and off the job. Embrace the inner salesman. Know that your work is sales, even though on your business card it’s not your title. Find a transaction for every contact and a sale for every transaction.
But, How Do We Do It?
We can use these 5 steps to ask persuasively for what you want:
- It may sound instinctive to sell, but you need to build a strategy: When bargaining, you offer, pitch an idea in a meeting or ask someone to do something. Create a proposal to sell with the aim. Any sale of life needs equivalent planning and preparation. Planning makes you take responsibility and encourages you to stay on track. More preparation is almost always equal to more winning.
- Look for all Sales Opportunities: You must pay careful attention to everything around you to succeed. Awareness is the best way to seize opportunities for life sales and get ahead, both inside and outside the workplace. Turn your regular experiences into profitable sales. Sales opportunities come out of the blue very often. Prepare yourself to listen to them. To follow up with questions, train yourself. Train yourself with possible solutions to respond quickly.
- Life is filled with transactions that, without confidence, are almost impossible to negotiate: You’re giving and you’re getting. Life deals with transactions. Be good to those around you for your life transactions to go well. The trick to selling something is listening. Listen. before you ever say a word; before you inquire what, you want; before you draw any conclusions. Make it sound relevant to them. Be attentive to the needs. Display appreciation to them.
- Ask people for what you want without hesitation: It is never easy to ask someone for anything. They all fear rejection. The best way to ask for what they want is sometimes not understood by people. They may be holding back from asking because, deep down, they just don’t think they deserve what they want. If you have some bookings, work to change your attitude. If you’re afraid of asking, you’ll never get what you want. People don’t read minds. If you can’t explain what you want, you’re unlikely to get it.”
- When people support you or when they don’t, a transaction does not stop: To those who support you, express your gratitude. Keep going out of your way to building healthy relationships if you don’t get what you want. Keep in touch with your colleagues, family, and friends. And if you don’t need them right now, in the future, you will need them. Any transaction that may lead to a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ would require you to sell something: yourself, your idea, a concept, your worth, your value, your ability, your company.
These 5 steps are simple to follow but the results will bring out the salesperson in you. Cindy McGovern, the self-described “First Lady of Sales,” says that no matter what your job may be, everyone sells all the time. Be an effective persuader and efficient Salesperson. Thanks for reading and here is to be more efficient and effective at living our better lives- whatever better looks like for you!