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8 words and phrases that make any salesperson look stupid

You’ll never see a person go from hero to zero as quickly as someone who says something really stupid and instantly regrets it.

Me: “Oh you don’t look a day over 50.”

You: “I’m 39.”

Me:

For salespeople, this very personal problem can quite easily become a professional one, too

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While a fundamental part of the sales process, there’s a marked difference between asking the right questions and asking questions that will leave your buyer running for the hills. Below are some of the stupid questions that even good salespeople ask.

“What does your company do?”

This instantly puts you on the back foot and makes you look lazy. Anyone can Google a company, look up a contact on LinkedIn and get a general gist of what a company does. It takes 5 minutes, if that

7 deadly sins

Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride, these aren’t just things you’ll recognize in a nightclub in any city in the early hours of a Saturday morning but they’re also known as the 7 deadly sins.

The 7 deadly sins are thought to originate from Evagrius Ponticus. For those who aren’t experts on fourth century theology, Evagrius was a Christian monk who identified eight temptations of men that one needed to overcome to have a strong soul