Key Qualities of Successful Salesman

Every year thousands of youngsters starts their career in Sales. Everyone wants to succeed and fulfill their life’s dreams. But why, only very few are able to grow beyond a point in their career? Why only handful of them, in their life time, reach to the top of the corporate ladder? Why only very few salesman, can achieve the position of a Chief Executive Officer? Because they forget to focus on key qualities of salesman while building their career. So what are key qualities of successful salesman?

In my opinion, the successful salesman or people are not very different from any normal person. What makes them different is, their value system and attitude toward their own life. Here are few key qualities, which I noticed in successful sales people over the years:

1. Sense of Ownership: All successful sales person has this common trait in their personality. They always take charge of the job assigned to them and never fall short in terms of energy in the ownership. They share and feel the same pain as much business owner feels. They fight hard for their business. […]

Test of Three

By Sanjeev Singhai.

One day the great Greek philosopher Socrates (469 – 399 BC) came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?”

“Wait a moment,” Socrates replied. “Before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Test of Three.”

“Three?”, exclaimed the student.

“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to test what you’re going to say. The first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

“Oh no,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it.” […]

Fifteen Small Business Lessons

By Sanjeev Singhai.

I stumbled upon a web page today, which I found interesting for me. Sharing with you all.

One of the article which attracted me was below. For further reading link is attached.
Richard Branson on Social Media:

For businesses, social media offers both challenges and opportunities, Richard Branson said. For example, an unhappy Virgin passenger might use the megaphone of a social media platform to complain, when a push of an onboard call button would resolve the issue, Branson said. But at the same time, social channels can help your customers find one another and allow them a change to interact, which makes an onboard community on an airplane, for example, a “smaller, warmer, friendlier” place. […]

Mistakes

I always say that its important that we commit mistakes. And mostly people are amazed when they hear me saying this and usually take my comment very casually without understanding the meaning of the same. For me committing mistakes mistakesis important part of our learning process. What is important, is to be watchful about them and  ensure that we are not repeating mistakes. Intelligent people never repeats their mistakes and after committing one mistake they are very watchful for the next mistake. But on the hand, person who has casual attitude commits same mistake again and again. And that is why it is said “only fools repeats mistakes.” At work place committing mistake repeatedly hampers our career adversely and superiors take the serious note about them and which often get reflected in their appraisals.Another reference which is very close to this is topic is about that how you feel about the mistakes committed. […]