Post by David Wyld on Nov 22, 2013 23:06:03 GMT -6
Please view and comment on this link of the day - yes, for your education, but also for the points, of course! Watch the video below:
TITLE - BRAND YOU: Everybody Is A Salesperson
Then, post a comment in reply to this discussion thread. Again, what to post? Here are some ideas: + What did you take away from the video? + How does the video relate in some way to your past experience (work, as a consumer, family, school, etc.)? + How might you use these ideas in your own career?
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2013 0:21:04 GMT -6 by David Wyld
Post by kathrynprieto on Dec 2, 2013 23:39:40 GMT -6
BRAND YOU: Everybody Is A Salesperson
"Everybody who is in [any] business is a salesperson all the time." This is so true! Regardless of whether you are actually selling a product or a service, any time you are representing your company you are selling it to whoever is around you. You are an AMBASSADOR! Employees who are coming face to face with people are influencing the way that they perceive the business, and this is just as valuable as if you are selling a product. The way you act, including whether you are speaking about the company or about anything else, shapes the other person's perception of the business. This is something everyone should keep in mind. My company stresses this to us frequently - especially when it comes to social media. For example, if you have your employer listed on Facebook. You could post a status directly related to your job or not related to it at all, and it will still be connected to them because you chose to post your connection.
Any and everybody who is in business is a salesperson. Its one of the goals that we must learn first. In business we are always promoting ourselves or our business. We are constantly moving some type product or service. He mentions that we have to be ambassadors. In my opinion when we are ambassadors we have to believe in what we are selling. Business people should always be ready when it comes to selling.
Post by sunnigrabert on Dec 8, 2013 19:48:55 GMT -6
I agree with what he is saying. It is something important to remember about all subjects in all situations. If you are out after hours and someone asks about your business, a sloppy answer could cost you dearly in the future. You are always representing what you do and who you work for.
his is so very true. Regardless of whether you are actually selling a product or a service, any time you are representing your company you are selling it to whoever is around you. Its one of the goals that we must learn first. In business we are always promoting ourselves or our business. We are constantly moving some type product or service.
Post by bethanyhunt on Dec 10, 2013 17:51:29 GMT -6
I think everyone needs to come to the realization that they are a salesperson, no matter what type of job they have. Even people that don't have jobs are salespeople. A person is constantly showing who they are and what type of person they are just by the way they live and their day-to-day activities.
I would definitely share this link with friends and colleagues. Thank you very much Professor. I firmly believe in everything Tom Peters is emphasizing. When you work for a company and especially when you are in management and are part of the hiring process. I firmly believe that you represent the company and are branded as the spokesperson for the company. Potential people that you will be working with are influenced by your attitude and enthusiasm. These can be such contagious attributes. You can build a great report and culture with how you present yourself and your company.
Individuals are many times the first and the most memorable form of marketing for their business. Personal interaction is vital at the ground level of any business whether it is on the job or not. This video is a great example of this point. I stress this point on many occasions to my current student employees. They have the ability to make or break a customers perception of our business with just one interaction. This point needs to be stressed in any and every business.
Last Edit: Apr 14, 2014 2:04:44 GMT -6 by pellirf22
I do agree with the salesperson concept, I believe that for one to gain personally, professionally, economically or in any area of life. A certain level of marketing is involved, by convincing yourself or others of something that has a benefit to you or the other party. I have always had to sell my ideas or qualifications as an employee to my boss/employer and also sell my company products to a client. Sales to me is a very important step in business running.
No matter what your profession is in life you are a sales person. You work at a restaurant as a server your appearance, attitude, and personality reflect the business you are representing. Now if you are doing a poor job then the consumers(customers), will take notice and then they may not return to your place of business. If you are applying for a job you are trying to sell yourself to the interviewer. So they will choose you to give the job offer to. You must show them you are capable of completing tasks, that you can do multiple things at once, and you are reliable. That sound a lot like being sold a vehicle at a dealership.
Post by kelseywatson on Feb 7, 2014 16:44:48 GMT -6
It is true statement that he used in the video. I am a sales person. I work at Children's Place in Tanger. I have to sell to customers a lot. You use the salesperson skills in any business is a very true statement. Shoppers associate me and my attitude with Children's Place.
Post by katelynjones on Feb 11, 2014 16:36:03 GMT -6
Businesses are in business to sell some sort of product or service. So saying everyone is a salesperson is very true. Everyone who is employed represent the company and what they are selling. First impressions are so important to having a staff that is on point all the time is what you are looking for.
Post by brettstirling on Feb 12, 2014 9:56:56 GMT -6
This is a very important video. I learned a great deal about this in my marketing class. Selling skills doesn't just mean you can convince someone they need a product, you need to be able to brand and sell yourself. It's also important to keep in mind who you represent on a daily basis. A customer's impression of a salesman can make or break a deal and permanently brand that company. I participated in a lot of personal selling and branding in my previous job as I dealt with managerial duties and customer needs. Building a good brand for your company through your actions builds respect and loyalty that is irreplaceable. This is also a constant duty, at any time someone could receive a positive or a negative impression.
I never liked sales job, because I never thought I was good at convincing people to buy things. I sold some things online before. I barely advertised them, I just post some pictures, and people saw them, and placed order on them. I agree with what this video is trying to convey. Treating yourself like an ambassador, think highly of yourself and what you are doing, and have trust in your product, these things will make everyone a great sales person. I also believe good products sell themselves. That’s why I was able to sell things online with a few pictures.
I completely agree with what Tom Peters has said in this video. It does not matter what profession you are in, you are always a salesman/saleswoman. Even if you are not selling a particular product, you are still selling yourself by way of knowledge, expertise, and experience in your particular field. A job interview is a perfect example of a sales pitch on yourself. You have to sell yourself to that respective company whether its a sales position or not.
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