As a Communication Coach I get asked all the time “How can I improve my communication skills?” by accountants and engineers, by ESL students, by immigrants, by counselors. I always start with the same response: “Become a great listener!” When they ask me how they can do that, I then start to break it down. I can’t tell you all the secrets to listening just now, but here is some quick advice to help you become a better communicator with friends, family, co-workers, and employees.
You cannot rely on verbal communication alone, because selling the person sitting in front of you is not enough. You must also provide your prospect with the tools needed to sell other decision-makers on your behalf. And since most sales literature focuses on your product’s features and benefits, not on your customers’ needs, they’re ineffective as a leave-behind.
Here’s some hard-hitting real-world reasons why you’d do better to eliminate your technology and Management Training initiatives altogether this year.
We’ve already talked about alternative financing solutions for starteers. Another is, more patience! Another is, improved communications and persuasive selling skills! The sales cycle may be longer than it has been in decades because customers are not necessarily out there to buy from anyone who shows up or who can provide a product or service. They need you to persuade them why they should buy your product and why they should buy it from you instead of someone else, or even at all!
Work is work:everyone seems to be working for the weekend these days. Think about your usual thoughts come Thursday or Friday afternoon. All you can concentrate on is the game on Sunday or where you are meeting your friends at night.
Some circumstances require that you coach quickly. You can concentrate on the goal and the topic in these situations. Yet other situations will require you to spend time to discuss more steps and focus on other skills.
When you do own a network marketing business, you should know how to advertise. Furthermore, you have to know what to do when negative responses start so that you’ll be able to curb that and turn the tides.