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Your Highest Value Skill is NOT sales

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Your Highest Value Skill is NOT Sales.

Some business gurus are telling people that they need to develop their Highest Value or most valuable skills.That part is right! You need to focus on the skill that will give you the highest return on your efforts.

What they got wrong is that they are teaching that it is sales. Sales is important, but its not the first step.

Your network is. You can’t sell unless you have someone to sell to. And the level of your network will determine the level of the people who you get to sell to. Lastly I would also suggest that sales is not the most valuable thing your network could offer you either. You will find that networking to sell is the weakest kind of networking. Instead network to find more valuable things. Most of the time in life and business your highest value skills and assets are things that will give you long term returns not a short term sale or commission.

Here are 4 to think about:

1) Support and resources 

Who in your network can help yu with the things you need to grow your business. This can be education and mentorship, financial support, help implementing systems or even introductions to other people. There is truth to the russian proverb which states, “It is better to have a 100 friends than 1000 rubles.”

2)Opportunities 

Most of the big opportunities in my life have come through other people. Some of these opportunities have been to attend or speak at big events, become involved in excellent investment opportunities or attend high level events or meet celebrities. Recently one of my contacts in the UK invited me to have tea at Kensington Palace with the Royals and attend ASCOT. Your best opportunities in life will come through those you know.

3)Team members or business systems

At high level networking events it is not uncommon to meet people with specialized skillset who are very successful at what they do. These opportunities are fantastic occasions to find people, services or systems that you can use to strengthen your own business.

4) Customers (but not in the way you think) 

Low level networkers look for single individual customers — you need to look for people to collaborate with that have large groups of your customers.)

Again sales is an important skill, but it isn’t the one that will create the most wealth or success for you. The skill you need to develop is your ability to build a higher level network.

Hope this is helpful.

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30 Reasons why YOU need Sales Training

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30 Reasons Why YOU need Sales training courtesy of The Sales Success Academy
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You need sales training to Increase your profits
You need sales training to retain great sales people
You need sales training to help you stay motivated
You need sales training to help increase your willpower
You need sales training to you’ll do less babysitting of those you lead
You need sales training to gain more satisfied customers
You need sales training to expand your business and brand
You need sales training to increase recognition of your business and brand
You need sales training to create a faster sales cycle
You need sales training to establish easier and more effective systems
You need sales training to identify leaders in your company
You need sales training to give your sales people the tools they need to succeed
You need sales training to expand beyond your typical prospect
You need sales training to convert a higher percentage of prospects
You need sales training to sell more of prospects who are on the fence
You need sales training to have smoother transitions in the sales process
You need sales training to gain a greater understanding of the prospects problems
You need sales training to be more effective at closing
You need sales training to rise above competition in the marketplace
You need sales training to not be affected so harshly by the economy
You need sales training to get better at collecting referrals
You need sales training to get better at referral selling
You need sales training to overcome a fear of approaching or calling prospects
You need sales training to stop procrastination of important sales calls or visits
You need sales training to help you recognize what lacks priority and what will produce the highest results
You need sales training to generate consistent results
You need sales training to attract higher calibre of customer
You need sales training to create better internal company communication and clarity
You need sales training to ignite greater enthusiasm, confidence and attitude
You need sales training to attract good sellers to come and work for you
 
What are you waiting for? Let’s get started 1-877-393-9496
 
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Don’t suck at Selling – The Book!

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Did you see the cover of my latest sales book? This one is actually really really fun! And it will m are you some money and improve your sales! It will be available in about 2 weeks. #learntosellordie #douglasvermeeren #dontsuckatselling #sales #salestips

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August 13, 2018 at 10:40 pm

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Engagement is the key to connecting with customers.

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Recently I was witness to a sales presentation that seemed to go on and on without any kind of participation from the prospect. Instead the “rockstar” presenter took the stage and although he had the prospect smiling and laughing not once did he slow down for participation. At the conclusion of the offer the prospect thanked the rockstar for the good time but decided to pass. Looking back on the situation it wasn’t because the prospect didn’t need or couldn’t afford the product. It really came down to the fact that the prospect was not engaged. There was no connection between the prospect and the product.

So here’s the question for you today?

Connection comes from engagement. How are you getting your customers engaged when you share your offers?

douglas-vermeeren-600Douglas Vermeeren shares sales tips from his upcoming book Learn to Sell or Die. These tips are taken from the best practices of top sales people who are serious about growing their sales career and getting to higher results!

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July 21, 2017 at 12:57 am

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