The 5 Star Five – Popular Misconceptions About Sales Reps
Over the years, I have realized that there are many misconceptions of what outside sales people do. I wanted to share 5 of the more memorable ones in the latest edition of “The 5 Star Five”.
I need help adding to this list, so if you would like to contribute, please email me at: TimMushey@gmail.com
- Sales reps are entertaining customers all the time – lunches and golf especially
- You just need to be a people person to succeed
- Everyone in sales makes an above average income
- You have the freedom to do whatever you want, when you want
- The best sales people have the most experience
Posted on May 30, 2012, in Career, Five Star 5, Sales, Success and tagged Business, Leadership, Management, Outside Sales, Sales Career, Selling. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
In the medical world one of the misconceptions is ” they don’t care whether their product really works well, they just want you to buy in and use it” Have a great day Tim!
Ha ha… yeah that does happen doesn’t Tina? Take care and have a great day..
You to Tim!
Once again – Tim nailed it. I especially like the golf reference. I love golf. I don’t think I’ve ever played with a client – not in 20+ years. Great blog post!
Thanks Dennis! Yep the golf thing certainly gets overblown. Have a great day…
How about: Sale people have to be naturally outgoing and ruthless. (Baloney)
Love it Stuart thanks for taking the time to comment..
Here’s another one for you:
“Sales people are only motivated by money…” !
Great stuff on your blog. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for your comment Steve! Yep, that one can be a bit frustrating for sure. Appreciate the kind words…
I really agree with your words that you are mentioned about medical world in your point of view.