I definitely agree with this video, even though you may not hold the job title of salesperson at your job, when interacting with customers or other companies you are representing not only yourself but the business your work for. It is important to portray a positive attitude and be very knowledgeable of the business. Being an Ambassador for your company is a very important task.
This video correlates right with the number one form of advertisement- word of mouth. I do agree with his statements about how we are ambassadors, but we also have the power to either promote or shine negativity on whatever we are discussing. We all are salespeople; we all how our own brand. However, whatever we want to say about the brand is up to us.
Post by halearnold on Feb 23, 2014 18:43:17 GMT -6
You are always an ambassador. The ambassador or first impression person for many people whom you meet or come across. I especially like how he pointed out the relevance to business and personal. More so the business side. I come across many different people here on campus, and watch the interactions many of them have, and I do study them. I observe the actions of my fellow SLU "ambassadors" and I see if they ignore litter, or put litter on the ground. I take note of those who disrespect food service workers or janitorial staff. I see how some are arrogant and some very humble. I also notice when someone shows kindness, and represents our university and themselves in a positive light. Holding the door open with genuine sincerity of, "it's the appropriate thing to do" those who say thank you and those who say nothing. You are always being observed, and you may be observed by the person whose about to perform an interview for your future career, or the mother of or child of and so on and so on. Doing the right thing and kind thing should come as naturally as breathing. If it doesn't then we should practice more.
Post by jessweaver on Feb 23, 2014 22:03:53 GMT -6
I could not agree more with this video. Even outside of the line of business, you are always an ambassador. Your attitude and actions make you an ambassador for your family and how you were raised. Think about when you attended high school, and even college, many people stereotype the school by the type of people that go there - hence, everyone is an ambassador. Right now, we are Ambassadors for Southeastern; some of us are undergraduates and some grads. We portray an image of what it is like to be a business student here at Southeastern. You are not only an ambassador for yourself, you are also an ambassador for your school or university, you job and many other things.
Post by allisonschex on Feb 24, 2014 8:58:40 GMT -6
I completely agree with what he is saying in this video. We are all ambassadors for the things we love. If there is something that your passionate about or believe in your probably going to express that to the people around you without even knowing your selling whatever it is your talking about. We have all learned that most advertising comes from word of mouth by the customers, good or bad.
It's not just the area of business that involves being a salesperson. In reality, EVERYONE is a sales person. No matter what career field you are in, first and foremost you are selling yourself in the earliest stages of trying to get a job. Then while in your career, you may not sell products, but you sell your thoughts, ideas, and services. Being a good salesperson is a characteristic that everyone needs to possess in order to be successful.
Post by jimmykotter on Feb 25, 2014 13:20:58 GMT -6
so we always need to be in the mindset of a sales person. i think weather we like it or not we are always selling something. either we are painting a positive light on something or we are painting a negative light. i know someone that just had her hair done, the problem is that she thought it was way too expensive(i agree) and she thought that the stylist did a bad job (i agree) when you mention her new hair obviously you would expect a negative review on this. and that's exactly what you'd get. she is a sales person weather she realizes it or not.
Post by melanconcaitlin on Feb 26, 2014 13:00:01 GMT -6
This video makes a very valid point. Tom Peters points out that anyone in a business, no matter rank or experience, is a salesperson to whomever they come in contact with. This video should be shown to employees of almost all companies. Employees may not see themselves as important, but in all actuality they can be the break or make when dealing with a potential client or customer. The first impression someone gets of a company is usually a lasting one, therefore every employee needs to know how to sell the company to that individual. I will have to keep this concept in mind while going down my career path, it will come in handy when I am starting out.
The speaker makes a good point. Although I am not a fan of sales, this video is telling the truth. One perk of always being a sales person is you don’t know who you are trying to sell to. If you’re on the treadmill at your local gym and some stranger gets on the treadmill next to you, never let you salesmen/saleswomen guard down. That person may be the CEO of an up and coming new start-up. They may be the CEO of a well-established business that is looking to partner with a new company. If you sell yourself and your company well enough, you may bring in a huge deal; your boss will really appreciate and take notice of you.
No matter what career path you choose, sales will always be involved. We are constantly selling to our bosses, coworkers, family members, significant others, and our friends. Selling ourselves is very important in the business world. If we want to receive the jobs we apply for, succeed in our endeavors, and create relationships we will always have to sell ourselves. When we walk across that stage and graduate, a huge portion of our lives after that will be selling ourselves if we want to be successful in business. Creating a positive perception of ourselves is key to getting any job.
Being an ambassador is a hard job at first. The first few times people walk up to you, you begin to feel nervous and are unsure how to react. After a while, those feelings subside and you begin to expect people to specifically ask for your name. Recently, my boss went out of town and I was the only manager around. When people asked for him, they were directed to me. Knowing what to do can be tricky, but you must learn to always follow your gut feeling.
Post by chelsearickett on Feb 28, 2014 0:17:30 GMT -6
I never thought about it in this way, but it's true. Everyone in the business world is a salesperson. You don't have to be selling goods or services to be selling something. Even just selling yourself on an interview, or a preacher selling the word of God to his church, or anything really. I've worked in retail, I've worked in bars and restaurants. The game is to sell people a good time, sell them their food and drinks, and sell them into coming back for more.
I know I hear that I should work for a company with how I promote certain items I use. I always tell family members about the prices of products we use at Wal-Mart all the time. And every time they see something new at my house, they know I got it from Wal-Mart. I talk about Wal-Mart all the time almost everyday. I mean, I work at the distribution center plus I get an employee discount so why would shop at another store?
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