Ask a dozen salespeople and you’ll most likely get back two dozen different responses. Is it the ability to create great leads that makes you successful, or is it a winning personality? If you’re looking at things like charm or the size of client lists, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Look at the basics — the simple stuff that sales professionals overlook from time to time. Things like the ability to listen carefully, respond correctly, and approach clients not as a sale but as people you want to know and help solve problems. These are the things to focus on in order to bring more value and visibility to your career. While they are common sense, these methods are often the first ones we forget to use.
In analyzing those salespeople who are successful year after year, we have found significant consistencies in behavior and practice management. We like to call these The 7 Habits of Successful Salespeople. If you can get your people to adopt these 7 habits, you will be amazed at how their sales improve.