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Sales Tip - The Two Biggest Mistakes

The two biggest mistakes made by salespeople are:

Failure to have a plan prior to the presentation. Successful salespeople go into a presentation with an order of events they plan to make. They make it easy for prospects to grasp ideas without having to work too hard.

Taking things too personally. Some salespeople forget that selling is a business transaction. Not everyone is going to love you or what you're selling. Try to put your best foot forward and demonstrate competence, credibility and a positive interest in the selling situation. Do the best you can, and go on from there.

Source: Adapted from Accelerate the Sale, by Mark Rodgers, principal partner of the Peak Performance Business Group