Part 1: Sales Savvy - Everyday Negotiation and the Entrepreneur

We often associate "sales" with pushy salespeople or car dealerships, but the truth is, basic sales skills are valuable for everyone, not just those in traditional sales roles.


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From negotiating a raise to convincing your kids to eat their vegetables, understanding some key principles can turbocharge your communication and influence everyday interactions. And for aspiring entrepreneurs, these skills become fundamental building blocks for success.

Think about it: selling is essentially about bridging the gap between what you offer and what someone needs. Whether it's a product, service, or even an idea, effective communication and understanding are crucial for convincing someone that your offering is valuable and beneficial to them.

That's where sales training comes in. Learning basic techniques like:

  • Behavioral coaching: understanding your own communication style and its impact on others.

  • Open-ended questions: uncovering needs and motivations to personalize your approach.

  • Active listening: truly understanding the other person's perspective.

  • Clarity of thought: presenting your offer with confidence and focus.

  • Building rapport: fostering trust and positive connections.

Imagine confidently negotiating a pay raise, advocating for your child's needs at school, or charming your way into a coveted event – all thanks to your newfound sales savvy!

For aspiring entrepreneurs, these skills are even more critical. Building a successful business requires convincing people to invest in your vision, buy your product, or subscribe to your service. Mastering the art of persuasion and clear communication becomes essential for turning your dream into reality.

The video snippet included here offers a taste of what sales training can do for you. Tia Dyes, a AWO Visionary Steward and seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience, showcases key techniques like active listening and open-ended questions. Remember, this is just a glimpse! We offer a variety of coaching options to suit your needs:

  • One-on-one coaching: Personalized guidance to hone your individual strengths and overcome specific challenges.

  • General sales basics for your team: Equip your entire team with fundamental skills to boost overall sales performance.

  • Customized team coaching: Tailored programs designed to address the unique needs of your business and industry.

Ready to unlock your inner sales superstar? Contact Tia today to discuss your coaching options and embark on your journey to effective communication and

persuasive influence.

Read Part Two Here