5 Direct Selling Tips For Starters

by Martin Russell on May 8, 2012



Direct selling comes naturally for some people. However, it is a deliberately learned skill for most people.

If you fall under the category of “most people”, take note of the direct selling tips given below, and hopefully soon, you’ll be on your way towards success in this field.

 

Direct Selling Tip #1: Personal Preparation

Before heading out to a scheduled product presentation, ensure that you are well prepared, not just mentally, but physically also. You should look presentable, and one way to do this is to be in business attire.

Mentally, you need to focus your mind on the presentation that’s about to take place. Go over the presentation that you’ve prepared. You will have the confidence that you’ll need if you know that you’re going to the presentation well prepared. As much as possible, avoid any distractions, making sure that only positive feelings are emanating from you.

Keep in mind that people would want to deal with direct sellers that act professional in every sense of the word. You should always stand out as a leader.

 

Direct Selling Tip #2: First Impression Lasts

In direct selling, one bad move, especially done during the first meetings, may have repercussions that are very hard to overcome. You don’t normally hear someone closing out a sale after a poor first impression.

“First impressions” is just the beginning, though. It goes without saying that even during the presentation, you should always observe the proper decorum in dealing with your prospective customer. It’s not just during the initial meeting. You also need to focus on building a rapport with the people that you’re trying to do business with.

Once you were able to achieve a good first impression, and sustaining it in the duration of the presentation, you’ll have a much higher chance of closing out the sale.

 

Direct Selling Tip #3: Identify How You Will Be Able To Be Of Service

For a seller that knows that he’s doing, it will take just several questions to know if the person or group that he’s talking to is a potential customer or not. If you’re the seller, you wouldn’t want to waste your time pursuing a sale that will not materialize, and you wouldn’t want to waste other people’s time, as well.

If, after a careful evaluation, you found out that the person could be a client, let him specifically know how you can be of service to him. Tell him the benefits of whatever it is that you’re offering.

It will help you a lot if you can find out some background about the person that you’re pitching the sale to. As much as possible, know the person’s life goals. Find out the things he wants the most. It should be a much easier sale if your company or product can help him realize those goals. You will be able to properly prepare for the presentation if you already have that background information.

 

Direct Selling Tip #4: Give It Your Best Shot

No matter how experienced you are in direct selling, you should always treat each product presentation as if it’s you last. And if it’s your last, you would want it to be the best presentation you’ve ever made, right? By always giving your best, prospective clients will feel important, thus, raising the possibility of making a sale.

 

Direct Selling Tip #5: Educate Yourself… Continuously

The direct selling field is a constantly evolving type of marketing, with competitions getting stiffer and stiffer. The marketing concepts you’ve learn may be ineffective in today’s business environment.

This is why it’s highly recommended to not stop learning. Know as much as you can, not just in the field that you’re in now, but also in the other fields of marketing, such as MLM. Learn about financial success, and how internet marketing can help you grow your profit every month.

 

Even if you’re not a natural in the field of direct selling, success is still achievable. Many people have succeeded in this, through hardwork, perseverance, and resilience. You can do that, too, can’t you?

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