Everyone’s In Sales Now

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Sometimes, I will ask a group of participants if any of them are in sales. Very few hands will go up and most often, no one will own up to being a salesperson. I have a belief that everyone should consider themselves as part of the sales team and be on the lookout for opportunities to increase sales. I happen to think that the days are long gone when people can avoid representing their organisation positively to everyone they meet and look for opportunities to increase sales. From van drivers through to directors, I repeat, everyone is in sales.

Even those who are in the public sector should find ways to be proactive about promoting your work to your customers so that the value that you add is there for everyone to know and see. I strongly believe that managers should think about marketing their work and networking effectively.

How? Decide who should know about your work. This could be more than just your immediate boss, but also other stakeholders such as peers in other departments.

You should think about your contribution towards the organisation newsletter. The person who puts this together will love you forever! Not only that, you will raise your profile and get noticed in ways that you will never know about.

Get to know people in sales and marketing and start to understand the issues that they face that you might be in a position to contribute the answers.

Find outlets such as websites, blogs and twitter that are interested in what you do.

Put your work out there for others to see and comment upon.

Finally, here is a radical thought for you: Go and see customers on a regular basis, with the sales team or without. Go and discover what it is that your organisation does that they value and also what can be changed.

Have your best week ever

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About Mervyn Murray

International Leadership and Organisation Development Professional. Using a coaching style to support you every step of the way. Inspirational event speaker and father of 2.
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1 Response to Everyone’s In Sales Now

  1. leo7gtn says:

    Hi Merv, Hope all is well with you. I felt I must reply to you regarding your wonderful missive as I was making this exact point today in the seminar I am running tin Dubai this week! Furthermore, I suggested that we are ‘salespeople’ as we need to constantly ‘sell’ our ideas to our bosses, colleagues, team and indeed family and friends in order to persuade them to take certain action…. What a coincidence! Hope you are keeping busy. When are you next in Dubai? I am pencilled in for Easter week next! All the best mate and hope to catch up again soon. Gary

    Gary T Neal, ACIB AIC MIoEE SFEDI Accredited Business Advisor and AssessorPrincipalLeo 7 LearningEffectiveOptionsW: WWW. LEO7.CO.UK – M: 0780 381 3332 – SKYPE: GARYTNEAL Please be aware that this entire e-mail (including any attachments) is intended for the addressee(s) only, and may contain confidential information. The unauthorised use, disclosure or copying of this e-mail, attachments if any or any information contained within it is strictly prohibited and may be illegal. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the author and delete this e-mail immediately in its entirety. This footnote also confirms that this e-mail message has been swept by a virus checker for the presence of known computer viruses. This statement does not constitute an acceptance of liability on the part of Leo 7 or its employees in the event of technical or virus issues generated by this e-mail. It is the responsibility of the recipient to take adequate security measures. Thank you. Save a tree…Think before you print!

    Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:51:21 +0000 To: garytneal@leo7.co.uk

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