The most important thing in sales is being known. You cannot win business from people who do not know you. That’s why being known is critical.

Being liked is the most important thing. People don’t do business with people they don’t like. It’s critical that you are personable and that you are likable.

You know what I’m going to write next. Trust. The most important thing in sales is that you are trusted. You make it impossible for people to buy from you if you do not demonstrate that you are worthy of their trust.

The most important thing in sales is that you create value for your prospective client. If you cannot create value, then you make it easy for your competitors to beat you for business.

Prospecting is the most important thing when it comes to success in sales. You can never close an opportunity that wasn’t first opened. Without prospecting, you cannot succeed in sales.

Listening is the most important thing in sales. If you can’t ask excellent questions and listen carefully to what your client says, you will never be a great salesperson. Listening is the key to success.

Being able to present your vision of a compelling future and how to get there is the most important factor when it comes to selling. If you don’t possess excellent presentation skills, you are unlikely to succeed in sales.

You sell in a crowded market. The most important thing is that you can differentiate the value of your offering from your many competitors offering. Without the ability to differentiate your offering, you are simply a commodity. Differentiation makes the difference.

The most important thing in sales is that you have the insights and the business acumen to help your prospective clients build a compelling case for change. Without these insights, you are selling features and benefits. You can’t ever rise to being a trusted advisor pitching product. Business acumen is what is what’s most important.

What could be more important than commitment gaining? Closing is the most important thing in sales. If you can’t gain the final commitment to buy, there is no sale. Closing has to be the most important thing.

The Most Important Thing

You will find people who believe that some skill required to sell well is the most important factor. There are dozens of attributes and skills you need to possess in order to succeed in sales, and each one of them is important.

You need to be more than competent in all of the attributes and skills that selling effectively requires of you. Each on their own can make a difference, and stacking a high competency in each one on top of the others gives you superpowers.

Everything is important.

Sales 2016
Post by Anthony Iannarino on June 6, 2016
Anthony Iannarino
Anthony Iannarino is a writer, an author of four books on the modern sales approach, an international speaker, and an entrepreneur. Anthony posts here daily.
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