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Shane Lynch


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What is the number one thing you should improve in order to become a persuasive sales person?

No matter if you are selling gym memberships, insurance, or an idea, our economy runs on the ability of citizens to sell their products, services and ideas to others. Before people set out on this journey it may be useful to develop some interpersonal skills or communication strategies.

With so many factors playing a role in the sales process, what is the most important? Top 3? Top 10?

Example would include, scripts, materials, belief in system or idea...

Throw out your opinion and help the rest of us sell!


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    Oct 3 2011: Sell something that has the element of truth to it, be able to detect truth and sell a product for which there is an actual need, i.e., develop an ethical core.
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      Oct 8 2011: I am just wondering how a product could not be truthful since most products are non-living. Do you mean work for a company which has solid ethical and moral standards? How do you know that a product that has little demand isn't appreciated by a small niche market. In my opinion it is a sales persons job to market and persuade that small group that a certain product can benefit them. Develop mutually beneficial relationships with those groups.

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