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In an increasingly digital world the traditional workplace has been extended onto social networks, professional networking sites and broken free of the regular 9 to 5. As a result, modern salespeople are having to navigate a shifting landscape of social do’s and don’ts as they build and nurture working relationships

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A repetitive approach to sales isn’t sustainable for any company, regardless of its shape or size. Without a regular injection of motivation and innovation, salespeople will merely rely on their tried and tested pitches, and by doing so, risk missing lucrative opportunities to bring in new business.

The question is: what prevents good salespeople from becoming great? To answer this, we surveyed 280 salespeople, about the ongoing challenges they face in their roles. The results highlighted several common concerns

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