When I first dipped my toes into the entrepreneurial world, I was 22 – a young & naïve little mouse. I took everyone for their word and it never even crossed my mind someone might have a hidden agenda. Why would they? I don’t see the point in putting financial gain before personal relationships. You might get ahead in the short term, but you never really win with that kind of mindset.
I was busying myself with organising the second motivational event for Fusion Life Perth, when I got a call from a lady, saying she had a wonderful opportunity that could really help me and my business. Interesting… I thought it was a bit odd she wouldn’t tell me anything else over the phone, but I was keen to hear more, so agreed to meet her at the Dome in Leederville.
As soon as we met at the café, she jumped straight in to boasting about how amazing this network marketing company was that she had just joined … and how I could earn money while I sleep… and about people she knew within the company quit their day job after only a few months… and how I had to be quick because the company was new to Australia and now was the time to get on board…
But it was all with a hint of desperate undertones, and she did not take a single moment to ask about me. It didn’t feel like she genuinely wanted to help me, it seemed more like she wanted to help herself 🙁
But it doesn’t have to be like that! You can genuinely help others whilst helping yourself. Making sales should be win-win for both parties involved.
Guest speaker at our #GirlBoss Brekkie Launch, Lanna Hill from One Small Step Business Coaching has some great tips to help you make sales come naturally & effortlessly in your business:
It’s amazing how many small business owners think ‘sales’ is a bit of a dirty word. I come from a sales background so it’s pretty second nature to me, but I definitely understand the hesitation people may have in thinking of themselves as ‘salespeople’. Many of my clients feel like this is a part of their business they wish they were better at. And to be honest, you can’t really afford to ignore this part of your skillset if you want your business to grow and thrive. I want to share with you all in today’s blog post the reasons why it’s so important, and how you can develop your own sales style that will help you feel more comfortable and confident in promoting your business. >> Click here to read Lanna’s tips on how to make selling a more natural process >>
Have you had a bad sales experience like me? Let me know in the comments!