Selling is a multifaceted and demanding line of work. In addition to being able to sell, salespeople must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
Sales skills fall into several broad but partially overlapping categories.
Position-Based Sales Skills
These are skills that include job titles and tasks specific to task position , such as sales manager, accounts manager, territory manager, public relations, marketing director, and client acquisition.
In sales, you will need to communicate with potential and current customers, clients, suppliers, and vendors. Some of these skills are very distinct, even technical, such as being fluent in a second or third language, knowing how to write clear and accurate reports, and being comfortable with public speaking.
Personal Mastery Skills
These are personal habits, qualities, traits, and values that you can use on the job. Like other skills , you must practice these in order to develop them, but they do not require training so much as personal willingness.
Finally, you’ll need complex skills, such as customer service the ability to forecast how the market will change in the coming months and years, and the ability to identify target audiences and appropriate pricing for your products.