SALES! When people hear it they get happy, assuming their overpriced commodities just got discounted to something realistic. But when the word is used in association with a salesperson, a sales department, or the phrase “I’m in Sales”, people tend to run for the hills like Godzilla showed up in a polyester suit and leather briefcase.
And if they’re not running for the hills, they’re busy imagining a sleazy guy with greasy hair trying to demo a vacuum or sell you the benefits of something useless. Some people denigrate the used car salesman to the lowest form of human life, right next to lawyers and big bank executives. Greedy, money grabbing, and anything-for-a-win forms of single-celled slime. Why is this? Why is being in sales perceived so poorly? It’s not 1930s anymore people, it’s time to grow up.
The True Meaning of …….. Sales
I have worked in many companies so far and I have never ripped off any of my customers. Is this because I’m the best Salesperson ever? Maybe, but not likely. The truth is, a sales person’s job isn’t to sell, it’s to help you. That’s it. Think of the coin phrase you hear every time you walk into a store, “How can I help you?” That is all I ever do in my sales career, help people get things they need to succeed or feel better.
Psst . . . sometimes you can get unadvertised deals with people in commission sales, too.
Our lives revolve around products and services that sustain and comfort us. Everything you own had someone in sales make it happen. Even if you didn’t buy directly from a salesperson in the retail store, that retail store had someone from a sales team sell that product to the store.