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You talk to a friend after a while and they ask you to stop sounding like a salesperson.

What do you do?
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SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Ask them why? Because unless you are trying to sell something to them they should tell you. It can be a positive or a negative comment from their part haha. For example they might mean thag you manage to persuade them 80% of the time to do/go to places you want for example
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
Hahaha I like that.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
In high school I was voted most influential. I had zero clue what that meant-until now!

We use our sales skills with folks all of the time. Stuck in a conversation you don't want to be in? SPIN your way right out of it! The person is clueless, but ok, since you handled the situation in a way that made them think it was their idea to talk about something else.ย 

Use your skills don't be ashamed friend! ๐ŸฆŠ
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
That's a weird coincidence. I had a similar situation in High school. No wonder why I enjoy persuading people.ย 

I have noticed sometimes (it has happened a lot), I start selling/persuading people to buy something that really matters to me, be it a mobile phone, echo dot, a ukulele or a Spotify subscription for that matter.ย 

And I'm proud to say that I have been able to do that many times, not your regular word of mouth marketing, but actually diving deep about the use case and advantages a product/service provides.ย 

The biggest revelation to me was when without knowing, I started selling a phone to my sales colleague and he decided to buy it. After a minute we just realised what happened and we laughed so hard.ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
This is what makes us unique! Don't let one person dim your light! Tell them thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Well said.ย 
Notmyname
Contributor
+2
Account Executive
I hear this a lot from a friend (who is also in sales). When Iโ€™m in a conversation with someone, I always ask a lot of questions because Iโ€™m naturally curious. My friend says I keep doing discovery meetings with everyone we meet ๐Ÿ˜… Iโ€™d take it as a compliment if I were you! (Good) salespeople are probably the most socially intelligent people in the world.ย 
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
I'd say that's pretty awesome ๐Ÿ˜Ž
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
I end up pitching everything I own to my friends. Cars, Bikes, phones, watches, you name it lol. Can't stop selling - won't stop selling - whether I represent the brand or not.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
THIS IS ME TOO!ย 
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
I just want my friends to have the life I have ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜…
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
I do all of this lol. Always selling.ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Are you trying to sell them something?
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
Nope. We were having a discussion about sales, I was trying to make them understand why it's crucial to actually like the product/services you're selling to enjoy sales. Guess I was selling sales.ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Sounds to me you weren't selling anything. You were simply being yourself. Can't help it that you're influential boo!ย 

Don't forget to upvote those that respond to you ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Sorry I'm passionate. Why don't you understand me anymore, stop sounding like my prospects. Then run away arms flailing and loud crying. It will never happen again after that.ย 
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Ask them to stop sounding like a douche ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Sounds like they are insecure.ย 
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
Interesting
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Were you selling something?
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
Nope. Just explaining how sales is good when you believe in the product.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Got it. I don't see anything wrong with that. Some people will not understand passion
Bittersweet0326
Politicker
+5
Digital Business Associate
It could be a blessing. If you sound like a salesperson with your friend imagine what you sound like with a potential customer.
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
I know right ๐Ÿคฃ
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I'd tell them they sound like a bitch ass prospect
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Growing up I would always negotiate with my brother to let things slide when I broke our parents rules. Sometimes it was giving them a 1/4 of my birthday money, or some times it was doing his chores. I think I was born to be in sales and my friends should already have the exposure :-).ย 
detectivegibbles
Politicker
+8
Territory Rep
I'd follow that up with "What led you to that conclusion?" to just 100% continue the salesman tactic.ย 
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
Amen! Love this.ย 
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
Definitely doing this next time.ย 
Biznasty
Opinionated
+5
Lead Business Development Manager
Some people cant be anything but what they are

Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
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