Salesman

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 .




3 comments

  1. Alvin Lim · December 12, 2011

    we’re all selling one way or another, even when we attend for job interviews. u can either be friendly, and/or be honest at the same time to ur interviewers. or u can just fake it out. most people, esp the experienced ones will know how to distinguish fake fr real. just like customers, if we feel a bit of ‘fakeness’ or some salesman making us uncomfortable, we will not buy.

    by the way, my blog is dead. i will not post up that often anymore :P

  2. gapnap · December 12, 2011

    Why bro why !

    Looks like every blogger getting lazy already , haha!

  3. Damien · December 12, 2011

    I think i’m number 2 :S