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Selling Confidence Matters - 5 key actions to build up your selling confidence
Oliver Moody of the London Times
provocatively headed his piece on Saturday 17th May on some recent behavioural
research from the USA
“ FORGET TALENT, IT’S CONFIDENCE THAT
Perhaps we should not be surprised after all we have seen those TV shows where an amateur can pass off
as a professional with suitable training at least in the short term.
We also know how a supremely confident person can ‘get away with it’. ( for a while)
So in the movie world. Leonardo diCaprio /Tom Hanks' 2002 movie Catch Me If You Canis a biographical
crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale. It tells the story of Frank before his 19th birthday, successfully performing cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a
Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana parish
prosecutor in addition to financial frauds.
None the less a study from the
Universities of Pennsylvania and California have done some work on the
importance of Confidence and published in the journal “ Organisational Behaviour and Human Decision
processes.” ( Elsevier publication)
Confidence is compelling to observers because in the absence of information to
the contrary observers assume it reflects superior ability”
is important to note that being perceived to possess these valued
characteristics is the key to attaining higher status . It is not necessary to
actually possess these characteristics.”
Mr Moody’s article also suggests that
the gloss of competence lingers after it is shown to be a found out.
One the study’s conclusions suggests in persistent peer impressions of social
skill and task ability, groups may not penalise a confident individual, even if their confidence is revealed as being unjustified by their actual task skills.
So for some, an overestimate of one’s
abilities is seen as an advantage as a persuader.
But what of those of us who may not
be like that? Perhaps we have been raised up on the virtues of humility and
modesty? We must build our confidence
What will make us come across as
1.Thorough Knowledge such as :-
Product Knowledge what it is, does and means to your cleint
The Client’s Clients ( Top 5)
those communication skills of Listening
, Questioning and Presenting
and practising those communication skills
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
- Talent will not
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with
The world is full of educated derelicts
-Genius will not
Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb
- Persistence and determination alone are all
( This quote has been in my little black book for many years. I can't remember where I first saw it .no attribution sorry !)