Many renowned sellers say that you need to have a rhino’s skin to become a salesman. Well, it means that one needs to have a very thick skin to undergo any number of failures and at times embarrassment and humiliation from your boss. You got to gulp it all and move on selling your stuff. However, something which is of utter significance is you can only sell stuffs that you believe in. First you got to sell it to yourself and if you feel that you can buy them, you are ready to sell it to the mass.
When we think about salesman, we start visualizing men who keeps on talking about the features of their product and rarely hears what you want to say, doesn’t give much attention to your requirement and keeps pushing you to buy their stuff. Undoubtedly, you want to get away from such people. So, if this doesn’t work then how can one become a good salesman? We would be talking in detail about what one needs to do in order to improve his style of selling and eventually become the perfect salesman.
Knowing your product: In order to sell something confidently, you need to be sure of what you are selling. The buyer may come up with several questions and if you fail to answer any of them, you are on the verge of losing the sale. Thus, it is of prime importance to understand your product thoroughly and then start selling it.
Take help from seniors: While you are new to selling, you may come up with numerous issues for which you may not see a way out. In such a situation, you may seek the help of your seniors who would be far more experienced in handling similar situations in the past. Going out with them on calls and learning the way they pitch the product to the client is worth knowing. You may not adopt the same technique that’s used by your senior as every other person has their own unique way of selling. After knowing your comfort levels, you might develop one of your own.
Practice at home: There is an old saying “Practice makes one perfect”. Well, you got to take the same approach. When you’re getting trained or have just started visiting clients, after your days work, you can practice a bit of selling back at home. You can ask your parent or wife to pose as a customer and you try selling them the stuff. Ask them to throw hard hitting questions at you, put you in a situation which is kind of awkward and where you really need to use your presence of mind to get through it. You’d really love this exercise and simultaneously will learn a lot from them.
Don’t get too pushy and be fair with the customer: This is perhaps the most important point one can’t let go. You cannot push your customer to buy something they don’t intend to. Your duty would be to understand their need, analyse them and try to come out with options. The client will appreciate your effort and that will coax him to buy the product from you.
It is certainly not simple to become a perfect salesman without working hard for it but it’s not at all an impossible task. All you need to do is understand your product and simultaneously the need of the client. Also you may need some success stories to back your