The Emotionally Intelligent Salesperson

Understanding How Emotions Impact Sales Success

by David R. Smith & Dr. Benjamin Palmer

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/26/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781504322775
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781504322782

About the Book

The Emotionally Intelligent Salesperson explores how our emotions impact the decisions we make, the behaviors we display, and our performance in a sales environment. By understanding our emotions and the emotions of others, we are in a better position to positively influence the sales conversation to achieve sales success. In this sales guide, learn how to: • improve sales performance from an individual and organizational perspective; • listen attentively to clients and prospects and become aware of their feelings; • express how you feel in appropriate ways to avoid derailing the sales process; • bring your attention to the present moment and focus truly on their needs. Sales is fundamentally about positively influencing relationships with clients and prospects to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes. As a salesperson, you must understand emotional triggers that cause productive and unproductive behaviours in the sales process—then develop strategies to recognise and manage them. It all links back to the science of emotions and the relationship between your emotional brain, which encompasses the amygdala, and your thinking brain, which houses the prefrontal cortex. This is more than just a moral compass; it’s also a recipe for sales success. Take a step back and examine situations from a client’s perspective to develop emotional skills, resilience, and authenticity to develop a high-performance sales culture to boost sales.

About the Author

David R. Smith earned a master’s degree in human resources management and organisational development and is a fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. He has more than twenty years of experience in leadership development. He founded EQhq to help organizations improve their leadership effectiveness. He has provided coaching to more than one thousand executives. He is also the author of The Emotionally Intelligent Leader. Dr Ben Palmer completed a PhD in Psychology at Swinburne University where he created the first Australian model and measure of emotional intelligence. Together with Swinburne University, Ben founded Genos International in 2002 to bring his model and measure of emotional intelligence to the market and Genos has been recognised by Training Industry in the USA as one of the Top 20 Global Assessment and Evaluation firms. Ben is a well-recognised academic in emotional intelligence having published a considerable number of peer reviewed papers and books on the concept.