How to Succeed in Sales as an Introvert
If you met me at a party I wouldnt have much to say. If you sat next to me on a long flight I may not say a word to you the entire trip.
Im an introvert.
If you saw me on YouTube, Twitter, Google Hangouts, in a TV interview or at one of my sales seminars you would never know it has never been easy for me to start a conversation with people I dont know. After college I was terrified to go on a job interview, until I realized employers werent going to come to my house and hire me.
I had been selling cars for seven years and still never got comfortable saying hello to a customer. Yet I still reached the top 1% of all the salespeople in the auto industry.
You can adapt, and be an introvert or an extrovert, depending on the situation. If you are hosting a party you appear to become an extrovert to keep things going and keep the guests happy, but when youre a guest at a party you appear to become an introvert. As a professional speaker and educator I become an extrovert in order to deliver information. But when I attend seminars as a guest I am much more introverted.
So how do you become an extrovert in sales situations when you are naturally comfortable being an introvert?
How to Succeed in Sales as an Introvert May 16, 2015 If you met me at a party I wouldnt have much to say. If you sat next to me on a long flight I may not say a word to you the entire trip. Im an introvert. If you saw me on YouTube, Twitter,
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