There are many myths in the sales world. Those why are outside the sales world view salespeople as arrogant. But it is not true. They are very hard working and committed to their works. Here are some common myths about sales which are not true.
1. Salespeople are born and you cannot become one
Certain characters are essential to becoming a good salesperson. But it doesn’t mean that you are born to the profession. You can develop these skills with sales training and advice from others.
2. Salespeople are pushy and aggressive
Many people think that salespeople don’t take ‘no’ for an answer. They believe that salespeople will keep on pushing them till the customers say ‘yes.’ But it is not true. A good salesperson is never pushy. He or she tries to form an engaging conversation with the customer. They ask a question to understand what can shape the client’s decision.
3. You need to praise salespeople all the time
Everyone likes praise, and so does salespeople. It can motivate to do better in future. But it is not true that the salespeople won’t be able to perform without praise.
4. Good salespeople don’t need training
Everyone needs the training to improve, and salespeople are no different. The salespeople need to learn about the best practices and latest trends to get more customers. So, training helps them to stay ahead of their competitors.
5. Salespeople are not team players
If you wish to be the best in your field, you need to be competitive. So are salespeople. But it doesn’t mean that salespeople cannot work in a team. They can be good team players as well, alongside pushing their sales figures.
These are all myths and have long been assumed to be true. Now your perception about salespeople should change.