Selling Skills

A sales person’s job is to sell a commodity or a product. It is important that they have the skills necessary to develop business and cultivate relationships. Knowing your selling style and learning to improve upon skill gaps is crucial to success. HRDQ offers sales training materials and activities that will teach your reps how to approach prospects, ask for business, describe the product, look for creative solutions, listen attentively, and close the deal.

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Selling Skills Inventory

Selling Skills Inventory is perfect for selling situations in which building long-term customer relationships is critical to the selling process. Not only does this instrument measure aptitude, it also outlines a collaborative, step-by-step sales model your reps can put to immediate use.

Sales Training Activity Collection

Sales Training Activity Collection is a thoughtful and engaging set of training activities that boost your selling skills. Sales managers and trainers can help their employees develop better skills which will allow then to earn more wins.

What's My Selling Style

What's My Selling Style? is a quick and easy way for salespeople to identify personal style, pinpoint their clients' styles, and then make adjustments where necessary. With increased awareness and flexibility, salespeople can use style to maximize sales.

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The Four Selling Styles

Selling is a process in which a salesperson guides a customer’s behavior in a desired direction, ending in the purchase of a product or service. The skills involved in guiding a customer’s behavior include clear communication, listening, questioning, negotiation, influence, and persuasion. A good starting point to improve upon all of these skills is to develop an understanding of personality style. Understanding personality style can help salespeople learn how to tailor their own style to work more effectively with different styles.

There are four selling styles you should be aware of when looking at how to sell more effectively. You can use your style to work with others and predict how they will react. The four styles are:

  1. Direct. People who take charge and are competitive, fast-paced, authoritative, leaders.
  2. Spirited. People who are enthusiastic, friendly, motivators, and high-profile decision makers.
  3. Considerate. People who are warm, counseling, cooperative, reliable, and caring.
  4. Systematic. People who are accurate, objective, factual, organized, and skilled at problem solving.

Most people will have one style that they favor, which is known as the dominant style. They may have a bit of the other styles as well. But the most important thing is that they are aware of their style and how to work with others’ styles as well.

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    What's My Selling Style

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    What makes one salesperson successful and another unsuccessful? Popular books target characteristics such as ambition, initiative, self-confidence,...

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    Common Currency: The Cooperative Competition Game

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    Is it really possible to practice the strategies of competition and cooperation at the same time? Yes! Around the world, production teams, research...

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    Building Business-to-Business Relationships Over the Phone

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    Building Business-to-Business Relationships Over the Phone A Case Study on Developing, Nurturing and Sustaining Revenue Using Open-Dialogue Telepho...

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    Selling Essentials: What to Ask and How to Listen Customizable Course

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    Selling Essentials: What to Ask and How to Listen RTL Customizable Course They've mastered prospecting, scoped out hot leads, and succeeded in get...

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    Selling Essentials: Understanding the Sales Cycle Customizable Course

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    Selling Essentials: Understanding the Sales Cycle RTL Customizable Course Whether you are working with fresh faces or seasoned pros, there are usu...

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    Selling Essentials: Prospecting and Territory Management Customizable Course

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    Selling Essentials: Prospecting and Territory Management RTL Customizable Course Ask any sales professional about prospecting and most will tell y...

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    Selling Essentials: Presenting Solutions Customizable Course

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    Selling Essentials: Presenting Solutions, Overcoming Objections, and Closing the Sale RTL Customizable Course It's true. Preparation is key, espec...

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    Selling Essentials: Opening the Sales Call Customizable Course

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    Selling Essentials: Opening the Sales CallRTL Customizable CourseYou never get a second chance to make a first impression. Ten seconds or less -- t...

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    Selling Essentials: Developing Clients for Life Customizable Course

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    Selling Essentials: Developing Clients for Life RTL Customizable Course Whether you are working with fresh faces or seasoned pros, there are usual...

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    Selling Essentials: Coaching for Performance Customizable Course

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    Selling Essentials: Coaching for Performance RTL Customizable Course Ask any manager about sales coaching, and you're likely to see them roll thei...

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    Sales Training Activities Collection

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    Sales training activities are essential for a productive sales team. There is much more to effective selling than just having a pitch and closing. ...

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    Selling Skills Inventory

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    Teach your salespeople the basics of smart, collaborative selling with the revised and expanded Selling Skills Inventory. Not only does this instru...

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    Strike Fighter

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    Practice makes perfect. Before the people in your organization attempt to maneuver through real-world negotiations, give them the opportunity to pr...

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    Negotiating Style Profile

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    As a trainer, you can help individuals to develop their collaborative negotiating styles through thought, preparation, and skill practice. Based on...

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