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- You will learn how to gain the trust and respect of your prospects, which will greatly increase your sales volume
- You will learn how to become a problem solver not just a salesperson, this will make your prospects want to return your calls
- You will learn how to get invited back to meet with the decision makers, this will greatly shorten your sales cycle
For a salesman, persuasive selling is an integral part and parcel of the profession. But selling is not as easy as it seems. Every customer is different and actually, quite difficult to deal with. Salespersons have to be able to judge customers, read their body language, understand what they are saying verbally and what they are not saying through their body language and then offer them a variety of products that they can choose from. Selling is a skill that can be learned and it can be learned quickly if you have a good teacher. That's where sales courses are necessary. A good sales course can teach you how to recognize a buying customer from a browser and how to turn a browser into a buying customer.
So what should good sales courses offer?
There are several good sales courses online and you can choose any one you want. However, we do have a few suggestions that you should read through before you choose.
Not all sales courses are the same Different sales courses focus on different aspects of the sales process. A few sales courses may focus on customer service while others may focus on generating new leads from existing customers. Its necessary that you take a close look at what the sales course is offering and how you can benefit from it.
The levels of the sales course A few sales courses are specifically designed for beginners to teach them basic selling skills. However, for advanced sales people, the course may include NLP or neurolinguistic programming or sales techniques for influencing and persuading customers, team selling techniques, tailor made sales techniques according to personality types based on the Myers Briggs models etc. Read the prospectus of the sales course and choose accordingly.
Your environment and sales system Retail sales are completely different from direct selling or telephone calling. The techniques for each field are roughly the same but they are modified to ensure that they work face to face or through the telephone. Ensure that you enroll for a targeted course that will teach you tricks that are related to your trade environment or sale system.
Trim weakness Every salesperson has a weak spot and this may be hampering you in your job. A good sales course will teach you to identify your weak points and circumvent them.
Financial goals The sales course should be aligned towards your companys requirements. For example, the company may require more direct sales. They might not require extra leads from you but direct retail sales. As a result, the sales course should be geared more towards customer-salespersons interactions. On the other hand, some companies may want their upper management to provide more leads from corporate clients. Upper management already knows basic selling skills but they will require additional selling skills. As a result, sales courses have to be tailor-made for them that focus on generating leads, approaching new customers and closing deals with them.
Pick and choose the right sales training courses that will help you grow as a sales person. But remember, apply these sales course skills as soon as possible after completing the course.