Tag Archives: selling

Selling Is Telling

 I love to watch people. I often play a game with myself trying to guess their occupation based on their appearance, mannerisms and personality. Then, I strike up a conversation with them and ask what they do for a living. I am usually wrong, but the fun is in the playing of the game, not in being correct.

Occasionally I will meet someone that is shy and hard to strike up a conversation with. I then take it as a personal challenge to get them to open up. I lead the conversation in different directions trying to discover their hot-button. It’s like fishing. I keep casting questions until I get a bite.

I ask them about their job, family and hobbies until I hit their passion. And when I hit it, I know immediately. The tongue-tied social caterpillar transforms into social butterfly and begins talking like a politician in re-election year.

This always reinforces my belief that we all are salesmen. We all have an area in our lives where we are the experts. This area is one that we are knowledgeable and passionate enough about that we share it confidently with others.

Have you ever been cornered by a grandparent with pictures of their grandbaby? I rest my case.

There really is no such thing as a “natural born salesman.” We are all salesmen, because we all have a story to tell. Nobody can tell your story better than you, so tell it. If it is genuine, people will know it. They will be drawn to it and the opportunity that is being shared with them. The truth is always the best bait!

Are you that introvert that is uncomfortable trying to be a salesperson? Then quit trying. Simply tell others what initially excited you about Level 9. Like fishing, you won’t catch one on every cast, so keep casting. But you will eventually catch your share if you are using the right bait.

Your sincerity and passion are the best bait, not salesmanship.

Selling is telling.

This is re-posted but we do not know who the original poster was.We post it here to give you some insight into promoting your business to others.