When I first heard that my boss wanted to have several of us take a Verkooptraining class on sales, I was not really sure what to think about it. I fully support whatever he wants to do to improve business, but I just was not sure that this was going to be as successful as he thought it would be. The main reason was because the course is just a few days long. I know people who have gone to university to learn about sales strategies, and they had to learn a lot more than three days worth of things!
Anyway, I decided to give it a go, because as I said, I do support him. What I found out was he is the boss for a reason. I knew he had researched this training company out, but I still thought I knew better. It turns out that I learned a lot from this class, and my own sales records have skyrocketed since I started implementing the sales strategies and other things that I learned while taking the training class with a few other colleagues. I also learned that it does not take a four year degree to learn the most important aspects of sales.
What really helped was that we were in small groups, learning together. I was not on my own, but rather a part of a team, which was extremely beneficial since we were all able to learn off each other as well. My biggest issue, I found out, was setting goals for myself and having the confidence that is absolutely needed in sales settings. I learned how to approach customers the proper way too so they are not instantly putting up barriers. I learned so much during these three days, as did everyone else, and the company’s bottom line is all the proof that is needed for that!