It is no easy task to be the best salesman at your job. It is even more difficult to become the best seller at your job when you are selling high end items in a rough economy. Luxury items are the first purchases to be left out of a budget when a family has to put a reign on their spending. A woman will not be tempted to spend $150 on a handbag if a $20 one will do just fine while her husband is out of a job. A man will not buy a Cadillac over a Chevrolet if he knows that it would mean not being able to keep his kids in private school. If you are a salesman dealing in high end luxury items you have to overcome this fact and try to reach out to people and show them the real value in your products beyond the expensive price tag.
In order to be the best at what you do you have to take a unique approach and really connect with your potential customers. The days of the door to door salesman are dead. Technology is king. Even if you are selling high end luxury items you will rarely make house calls. However, because technology is so pervasive it is very easy to lose that personal connection with your customers. If all they see is flashy text and a crafty logo on their screen they might gloss over it and go back and purchase that $20 handbag. You can however, have the best of both worlds. You can utilize modern technology while still maintaining a personal relationship with your clients. How can you accomplish this? By speaking personally face to face with your customers. I know that might seem like a contradiction but by using live chat software you are actually able to speak with your customers face to face via the internet. This allows you to develop a personal connection with them while still utilizing modern technology. You can be located in New York City and speak with someone in London using live chat software. The possibilities are endless!
If you truly want to be the best at what you do then you will need to do more than you are currently doing. Being a good salesman is about being proactive. Yes, your sales might have been great this month, but how good could they have been? Can you do better next month? This constant motivation to succeed will propel you to the forefront of your sales industry whether you are selling highend handbags or motor oil.