What is a good salesman?

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In today's marketplace, it's a given that everyone wants increased sales, although yet virtually, everyone is finding this continually more difficult to achieve.There are many reasons why this is true.


In the current market there are several types of sales that can be subdivided into two types, called direct and indirect sales. And in spite of the considerable expansion of the indirect sale, supported by the fast and phenomenal development of new technologies, the direct sale remains a privileged tool in the global sales process. Nevertheless, it is will be assigned here that even the sale is done by direct or indirect way; the salesman plays a major role in this process that we will try to highlight along this paper.

In an intuitive way, we can say that "it is somebody who succeeds in convincing a customer to buy his product or his service at his price and his conditions". We will be able to discourse a long time on the subject, but the real fact is that the salesman is currently engaged in order to achieve this objective and to improve the results continually (Doney and Canon 1997). Thus, the real mission of salesman is to accomplish a work with innovation, motivation and high confidence.

Doney and Canon (1997) state that, more and more people beginning their sales career adopt an attitude which is harmful for themselves with respect to their work. They identified a series of reasons that lead to this kind of behaviors. Among those reasons they mentioned the lack of confidence in a product, the difficulty in making a final choice by the absence of priority sense, etc. ...
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