Market these pens!
It's no fun when you're all dressed up with no place to go. And it's no fun to be a great salesperson with no one to market. If you did the Sell me this Pen! exercise you know how to close in a sales situation. But where the people that you're supposed to talk with about your product or service? In sales, a follow on to the classic sales exercise of "Sell me this pen!" is some form of marketing activity like Project Star 50 or Project 1,000. The "Market these pens!" exercise re-creates this for you and your needs! All that is required is some sort of social life on your part and a willingness to get out there and talk with people. Starting with that, you can learn to market. Who are you going to use your sales skills on? You must develop markets.
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Training & Qualifications
I am an entrepreneur. You don't get to be an entrepreneur without being able to do sales. I covered some of my experience in the "Description" field. I do not want to waste your time by repeating myself; so I'll give a little more background.
I've been in sales since I was 13. I started door-to-door for Olympia Sales -- they were a great company! They put ads in the back of "Boy's Life" magazine -- the magazine for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at the time.
Because these sales were directly profiting me, rather than an organization, my parents would not "pass around" my catalogs or buy my products like they did with my sister's Girl Scout cookies . So, I went door-to-door: in my own neighborhood, in the surrounding towns, and in my Grandma's neighborhood and other relatives' neighborhoods. Then, when Olympia Sales shipped my items, I would deliver! I even paid taxes! I had my own business at age 13!
I kept doing sales for a while, got a couple real jobs, then joined the United States Army. Afterwards, I leveraged my sales skills into entrepreneurial work and later the financial industry, and now I'm back in my own business (meditation coaching & adaptive coaching), making a reasonable living for myself along the way. I help people with sales fairly often though my adaptive coaching offerings, and I'm confident that I can help most people improve their salesmanship.
Availability & Preferences
I'm usually available on Thursdays but I can be flexible with notice. I'm almost never available on weekends.