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Swing into sales

April 21st, 2010 by Emily

It always pays to brush up your sales skills, especially in the current tricky economic climate.

Knowing how to sell is one of the most important attributes in business, even if you're not actually a salesperson by trade. For example, if you work in marketing or public relations, you need to understand how to sell concepts or news stories to people.

Equally, there are times when we all need to sell ourselves - mainly at job interviews. Typically we British aren't used to selling ourselves, maintaining a more modest (or bashful) approach, but actually there is a way to sell your skills and abilities without appearing boastful.

If you're a business owner or manager, you need to equip your employees with all the skills that they need to help sell your products and services - and boost your profits! If you're self-employed or looking for work, sales skills are essential. Even if you don't plan to sell products for a living, you still need to know how to present yourself and your proposition in the best light.

Some say that when you sell something, you're not selling the product or concept as much as you're selling your enthusiasm. It's that passion that people will buy into. But of course, you need confidence and skill in selling to be able to do that, so why not contact First Tutors: Business today to enlist someone to teach you the fine art of selling?