10 Qualities of a Good Salesman

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When someone buys something from you, you need to convince him or her that it is worthwhile spending his money on. There is a science to selling and one that will help you become a better salesman if you know how to use it. Follow these 10 business values that make a good salesman.

1. Mastery

You want to be in control of your audience because you are not the expert. Be a coach and mentor as much as you are a salesman. Make sure to show your knowledge and talent.

2. The bottom line

You need to be sure that your salespeople are earning enough money in order to get the job done. Make sure your people are paid well and do their work on time. Do not nickel and dime them.

3. Curiosity

Some people don’t have the interest or curiosity to learn something. Know when to bring the subject to the client and what to say about it. You want to sell them things. If they know that you have done your research and you are getting results from them, they will be more likely to purchase your products.

4. The follow-up

If your client has asked a question, don’t brush it off. The follow-up to a sale is important. You are responsible for it. You need to listen to what your client has to say and be polite about it. Don’t take it personally if they say something that you disagree with.

5. Communication

If your client wants to buy your product, you have to understand them enough to communicate with them. You need to be able to build trust with them. You cannot hide behind your phone or in a text. You have to be in their face and be 100% engaged when talking to them.

6. Results

If you are selling insurance, you will want to know that it is working. There is a science behind selling insurance and you need to have an assessment tool that can measure whether it is effective or not. Measure your results and don’t be afraid to bring it up at your next meeting.

7. Work ethic

Salespeople will do things that they don’t need to. They will stay at the office and do paperwork or field calls. There will be times when you have to cancel a meeting and let them know why. You need to be there for your customer even when it is inconvenient for you.

8. Mindset

Don’t be afraid to stand behind your own beliefs and ask for more than what you think you should ask for. Your client will trust you more.

9. Attention to detail

If you are selling a domain name, you need to know that every word is important. Do not neglect it and do not try to overspend it. You need to make sure that you have the best online name for your company.

10. Promotion

You want your client to be aware of your business and what you offer. Promote your company and its products. Once you have built a trust with your customer, you need to make sure that they spread the word.


Any good business owner will teach their customers and employees how to promote the business. You will also need to promote your products. This is something that you will need to learn. The above are 10 things that you can use to become a better salesperson.

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