Selling yourself and your ideas is not just for salespeople. If you want to grow personally, professionally, or in business, learning this sales skill is non-negotiable. It’s the key to success.
The first rule for selling yourself, your products, your services, and your ideas is to shut your mouth and listen. People don’t care about you – they care about themselves. They are tuned into a station WIIFM – What’s In It For Me! The more you listen, the more you get to understand other people’s…
Closing the sale is the icing on the cake but only after you have done everything else right. Firstly you must build rapport, and follow a sales process before you get to the point where you can close a sale.
Selling yourself and your ideas is what gets you ahead in life and business. Without the ability to influence others, it’s unlikely you will succeed personally and professionally. If you suck at sales skills, you might want to read why.