Essay about Becoming A Successful Sales Rep

825 Words Jul 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Not everyone was born to with the proper skills to become a successful sales rep. It seems an easy job at first. A sales rep has the fine job of talking to customers all day; if someone loved talking to people, he or she might have thought that a sales rep would be an easy job to have. However, a successful sales rep needs to be able to do more than just talk to customers all day. They also have to successfully sell products to customers, and this is where most people fail at doing. Fortunately, if an aspiring sales rep was not born with the persuasive skills needed for the job, there are a few techniques that he or she can employ to become a more successful sales rep. A successful sales rep has the ability to build relationships with the customers, sets goals for himself or herself, has a clear visual for how he or she will accomplish his or her set goals, reflects on the techniques that were successful and were not successful, and can improve himself or herself. John D. Rockefeller once said,”The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.” He recognized the importance of people who were likeable and can build relationships with other people; these people were integral in making Rockefeller the richest man in history. Just as these people were integral to Rockefeller’s success, the ability to build relationships with customers is integral to becoming a successful sales…

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