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14 Mistakes Every Salesman Has Made

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14 Mistakes Every Salesman Has Made

Every salesman makes mistakes. We might believe (and the people we’re chatting up) otherwise but we aren’t unfathomable.

Here are 14 mistakes every salesman has made –

 

1) Confusing the decision maker for the secretary

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2) Getting too drunk with our customers

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3) Offending them

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4) Then failing to make amends

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5) Just failing to keep in contact with good customers in general

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6) Not being able to handle a simple objection

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7) And then thinking up the perfect comeback 4 hours later

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8) Doing zero preparation before a big sales pitch

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9) Crashing, burning and being humiliated…

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10) … then lying to your sales manager by telling him it went alright

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11) Attempting to chat up the receptionist (even if you were just joking)

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12) And being soaking wet, having had to walk from the car to the receptionist in the poring rain

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13) And being late for the meeting anyway because you didn’t account for all the traffic

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14) The biggest mistakes that all salespeople have made at some point in their careers through is not being grateful that you have one of the oldest, most prestigious, financially rewarding jobs on the planet

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Will Barron is the founder of Salesman.Red and host of the Salesman Podcast where he entertains hundreds of thousands of millennial salespeople every month. If he isn’t recording or editing shows he’s racing his RX8 or riding bicycles down mountains.

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