Everybody is a salesman .
You can sell anything , not just products . Sometimes , you sell yourself , your degree , your resume , your reputation , your knowledge , your experience , your company … so that somebody will “buy” it .
So , what makes a good salesman ?
There are 2 types that i’ve seen .
1.A Salesman who builds a real relationship with you , you buy from him because you trust him, he is reliable , he won’t rip you off , and he will be there when you have problems . Definitely not those “quick sale” type .
*think your family doctor , your family’s insurance agent . Those that your parents already know for 20 years .
2.A Salesman who is too damn honest . He tells the truth , he says what he thinks. He can diss you right away (in your face) - “what you’re having is just crap , please go for the holy grail . Anything below this level is not worthy of my attention”. Many might perceive him as arrogant , blunt or whatsoever ..but they will always appreciate him for telling the truth .
*think Simon Cowell , Certain Hollywood Celebrities , conspiracy theories dudes , if you read askmen.com find for a guy call “the watch snob” . You hate them but you know that they are right .
You buy from them because , he exposed the truth , show you new perspectives , new ideas and open your world . Or maybe you just want to be like him .
The worst kind of salesman , are the fakers .He agrees with you with whatever you say , do not have an opinion and finally begs you to buy his product .
So if you’re going to be salesman . Be #1 or #2 .
Oh yeah , I am not a good salesman by the way . lol .