What have you recently learned?
The key to succeeding is the commitment to continual education. Expensive courses are always available, but if money is tight there are other ways to learn that can be equally effective and of little cost if any. The objective is to keep learning in order to advance more quickly.
Here are the inexpensive routes to consider:
Observation. You may quickly recognize what is working well for others and what to avoid. The better ideas adapt to your style to remain authentic.
Ask Questions: Those who accomplished similar feats that you aspire to, ask their better strategies for having done so as well as further recommendations.
Reading: Online materials and postings are all free; digital and paperback books are relatively inexpensive.
Colleague, Nancy Bleeke, compiled a summer reading list of her favorite sales books each taking a different approach to the subject. You may well be able to pinpoint the right one for you.
Another Colleague, Lynn Hidy, is a tele-sales guru who produces a newsletter that offers her tele-sales tips. I haven't done this in a very long time, but knowing these tips are very handy for an outside sales type of person, I registered for her newsletter (and you might wish to do the same) at: Up Your Telesales.
Is it worth the trouble to continually educate oneself? As you improve upon your delivery of services, you become a super-star in the eyes of your clientele or hiring management. They begin to see you as a leader in your field bringing about promotion or repeat business and referrals. You will be on the path of a more promising career or enterprise.
You may discover errors made in the past and how to improve upon the future. Additional ideas may come as you read what others have implemented and you might just wish to connect with one of the authors on a social media site. When you are in motion is when new ideas and opportunities come your way and put you on the wave of the Smooth Sale!
Read Addtional Strategies and Techniques:
INSPIRED Business A New Vision for Building Business and Communities, Motivational Press
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