The 100 Day Challenge Day 23:
A few days ago, one of my business clients asked me if I had to give one business must-do action advice to a business person, what would it be? This is a very hard question and difficult to pick just one, so I decided I will highlight a few over the next week or so.
One action that I think that all business people need to take is to learn how to sell, how to connect/communicate with others. If your job title is sales, you better learn this, if your job title is not sales, you better learn this! The mastery of selling lies heavily on a person’s ability to ask great questions. Learning great questions, writing down great questions, and practicing asking great questions. EVERYONE is in sales, whether your title says so or not. We all have to be able to get our ideas across and accepted. We all need to be able to in at least some capacity, work with others and preferably in an enjoyable way. For those of us who want to be of service in our lives, selling is essential to helping others to also help themselves in many ways. We need to be able to find out what people want and how to give it to them.
If you want to become better at selling today set up a plan to master questions. Practice at home with your family- you KNOW there is a ton of selling that goes on there everyday! Learn about what people want, both by reading about your industry, books and magazines about sales, studying great salespeople and asking a lot of….questions!
I am doing a Lunch and Learn class on Wednesday March 7th at noon est which is a phone tele class entitled Everyone Communicates, Few Connect which is a great John Maxwell program that I do. Let me know if you are interested in hearing more about it!