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The 15 Characteristics of People Who Succeed at Sales

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If you’ve ever been involved with sales, then you know that it’s not for the faint of heart.

Whether it’s selling a pair of sneakers at a store, a new heating system to homeowners or pitching a startup to investors, making that sale depends on the knowledge and enthusiasm of the salesperson. There is a saying that salesmen are born, not taught. But that's not exactly the case.

Of course, some have a natural talent, but you can certainly develop the characteristics needed to be an an effective and successful salesperson.

This trait is found in people who take great pride in their work, are organized and efficient. But, if you are not organized and efficient, you can learn to be. Conscientious also means you keep going in your job, no matter what.

A successful sales representative understands how valuable their customer's time is. Get to the point of your pitch right from start. People want the bottom line, and they are busy with work and personal obligations, so respect their schedule and time above all.

Related: The 5 Characteristics of Extraordinary Salespeople

Sales reps don’t wait for orders. They’re go-getters and take matters into their own hands. Being disciplined like this helps salesmen to stay on track. If something has to be sold, there is a way to do it. The salesperson will do what it takes to sell the product. Learn to like the product better, compliment when appropriate, learn how to........

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