Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My direct sales experiences

Direct sales is a challenging job. Patience and persistence are the main factors that lead to success in direct sales. I was doing direct sales, promoting children educational materials for few years, the experiences helped me in my present job. Due to inexperience, I needed to follow my team supervisor on the job training. After one week, I had to do it on my own.Initially, I was very nervous when talking to clients. I was unable to close any sales because of poor presentation skills and inadequate product knowledge.Luckily, my team manager Mr. Tony kept on motivating me, telling me that I was capable. He told me that he could not close any sales in the first week. With passion and undaunted spirit, he finally closed six sales in the third week. He told me that success needed persistence and determination. He gave me few motivation books to read.After that, I kept on learning the product knowledge and improving my selling skills. I finally closed four sales in the third week, it boosted my confidence.Since then, I worked extremely hard and was promoted to sales supervisor after few months. I started to lead the new team and taught them whatever I had learned about direct sales. I remembered that I had won a camera during the team competition and a free trip to Bali as well.This was indeed a wonderful direct sales experiences for me. Please do not give up if you are in direct sales.

17 comments:

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Our Love Story said...

wow coolingstar... i want to congratulate you for that! yes, patience and persistence should go hand in hand to achieve success! sales is not all about making money but building confidence and good relationship with clients... acquiring a lot of contact with other people... i am also into publishing industry and we have lots of sales people while i am in editorial section. i find sales job as very interesting and challenging! a good spirit and positive attitude can make you endure the job! goodluck! take care always!

Bikran said...

that s the shot . Its a hard job dealing with people and convincing them at the same time .and ofcors the patience and persistence do pay. i wish ya all the best today and always . keep striving for the best .take care

Faisal Admar said...

wow! free ticket to bali? that is so good. i tried few direct selling but seem that it just doesn't fit me at all. what direct selling you join?

bluedreamer27 said...

wow thats great coolingstar im happy for you keep it up and i know you will go much further
may God bless you always
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have a great day!!

yvonne said...

Congratulation that you have found what u enjoyed.
YVONNE

Matt said...

Wow a free trip to Balia and a camera? Awesome. It must be difficult in that field.

bluecrystaldude said...

Direct Selling is not an easy job. Not everyone love selling goods to other and it goes vice versa. I sure glad to know that you love your job. Keep up your good work! :D

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coolingstar9 said...

A love story,
Yes, patience and persistence are key factors to success in sales and other fields also.
You have the point, it is important to build confidence and good relationship with clients, to have more contact is a plus.
It is true that sales job is really interesting and challenging.
Lets us have a good spirit and positive attitude towards our work. Surely, it can make our life more meaningfull.
Jen, take care always.

coolingstar9 said...

Bikran,
This was my past experiences that I like to share with your.
I learned a lot from this job. We need to show our sincerity to clients. With their trust, we can have more sales.
Thanks for your motivation: " all the best today and always . keep striving for the best,take care. "
Bikran, have a nice day.

coolingstar9 said...

Faisal Admar,
I went to Bali,wow! beautiful places and friendly people there.
You tried few direct selling but seem that it just doesn't fit you at all. I believe you have learned something from that. I was selling educational materials for students.
Faisal Admar, have a nice day.

coolingstar9 said...

bluedreamer27,
Thanks for your motivation, you say:"- happy for you keep it up and i know you will go much further."
Wow, sci-fi films, sound interesting, I will visit you soon, lets cheer up, have a beautiful day, take care always.

coolingstar9 said...

yvonne,
Great to see you here. Yes, I enjoy blogging now.
Yvonne, take care always, happy and healthy, best wishes from coolingstar9

coolingstar9 said...

Matt,
Yes, a free trip to Bali made me fresh indeed.
It is always good to learn something new.
Matt, thanks for visiting me, have a nice week.

coolingstar9 said...

bluecrystaldude,
Yes, Direct Selling is not an easy job. You need to put in a lot of efforts.
You say: "please kindly receive my token of appreciation :)Thanks for the comment."
Wow, you have a token for me, I will accept it happily, thanks a lot, my good friend, take care always.