“People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don’t realise how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.” Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes
Sales Skills course is a comprehensive course aimed not only at salespeople but all those involved in the process of selling. This includes producers, suppliers and buyers. This course focuses on the psychology behind trading, the importance of effective communication in successful selling, the generation of loyal, returning customers, traditional and modern selling techniques, sales pitch structure and delivery, overcoming objections, the art of persuasion and the significance of ethical selling. Apart from specific exercises covering each section of the course, bite size activities have also been included to encourage optimal learning.
Since the industrial revolution, the world has gone though a major development frenzy leading to the production of the vast number of products and services that we enjoy today. As the number of products, ideas and concepts have increased, so is the need to inform and convince others of their benefits and applications to personal and professional lives. Sales skills therefore have become a vital part of any successful business and organization. The sophisticated sales industry active today has introduced new selling philosophies and pioneered modern techniques and sales methodologies.
Whether you are directly involved in sales as a salesperson or the production of these products or services, knowing how to sell is an incredibly useful skill. This comprehensive course, introduces traditional (influence-based) and modern (facilitative and consultative based) selling techniques and prepares the delegates for a variety of sales environments from retail and customer facing selling to sophisticated business-to-business trade involving large projects.
Psychology is one of the main components of this course. There is an emphasis on customer loyalty which is responsible for most sales and long term profitability of any business. As a salesperson you need to take specific steps (relying heavily on many psychological aspects) to create a loyal customer that keeps coming back to you time and again.
This course contains many exercises, roleplays, and guidelines to help the delegates master the sales skills during the course and start applying their newly acquired knowledge to their professional lives straight away. Bite sized group exercises are also provided that focus on specific concepts. These are then followed by more comprehensive sales exercises that help the delegates to put a series of smaller skills into practice and learn how to approach sale events as a whole.