• Chantal Porter

3 Simple Tips on How to Sell Yourself

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

What do you think of everyday salespeople? Many people despise the sales profession and look down on those who decide to pursue it as a career. People in the field of sales are often used to rejection and scorn by their counterparts. The funny thing is, aren't we all salespeople? Whether you know it or not, throughout the course of your life, you have been selling on a daily basis. Recall the time you turned Dad against Mom for candy. Do you remember those witty lines that portrayed you as the victim and Mom as the villain? We have been cunning little salespeople our entire lives, but some of us are still no good at it.

What you can learn from the salesman

The salesman who has mastered his craft has access to everything in this world. He can sell promises, ideas, theories, whatever he chooses. Sadly, many believe that this skill is not necessary for success. Consider a negotiator, that individual must sell his or her idea to clients to close deals. Over time, if he works on his ability to close deals and foster long term relationships, his earning potential will increase significantly. We all want to be financially independent, as a result, we must work on our ability to sell ourselves. It is no easy fete, you must have an open mindset, and the desire to do more with your life.

Once you have the desire to create a better life for yourself you are ready for the tips that will follow.

Here are 3 simple tips on how to sell yourself:

1. Find your niche-

Listen you can't be great at everything in this world! When selling yourself focus on all the interesting things about you. Show your listener just how good you are. This tip is amazing, especially for interviews. You must show up as your best self at all times, as a washed-up version of you is bad for business.

2. Dress the part-

If you believe that you are a successful businessman or businesswoman your speech must reflect your actions. You don't need to have all the money in the world to put some effort into your dressing. Spend some time improving your overall look. Get creative with your outfits!

3. Speak confidently/Learn how to talk to people-

Nobody cares to listen to the voice of doubt and fear. As a result, you must speak confidently about your abilities and what you are able to offer.

Read carefully- This does not mean that your speech has to be colored with big words. It means that you should know what you're talking about so that you can comfortably speak at all times. Once you learn how to be confident, it makes the process of selling yourself much easier.

Bonus:Appeal to your listener's emotions.

Figure out why people are eager to listen to just a handful of people in this world. It all come down to one major thing, that is, their ability to sell themselves. The moment you learn how to sell yourself, your life will change forever.
Know how to talk to people

We make multiple small sales throughout our entire lives. If we are deliberate about mastering the art of selling, the long-term benefits are endless. Let me know if any of these tips help you out and if you now have a better understanding of how to sell yourself.

"Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember--the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you." - Zig Ziglar

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