Synopses & Reviews
For four decades, The Gallup Organization has been gathering information and offering data-driven advice-conducting millions of interviews, compiling thousands of statistics, and building a wealth of facts about what really makes people successful (and happy) in their fields. Now Gallup uses its expertise to offer a unique, interactive StrengthsFinder.com Profile that will identify your top five talents-and help you start getting the most from them in your sales career. Each copy of this book has a special, individualized code that lets you access the StrengthsFinder Profile on the Internet. The product of a twenty-five-year, multimillion-dollar effort, the StrengthsFinder program interviews you and offers an in-depth, individualized analysis of your predominant strengths and personality traits. Using this book, you can then find out how to put your strengths to work in the real world, how others with similar talents have succeeded or failed, and why you may need to make essential changes in your career. Debunking the most-repeated myths about sales-from the myth that anyone can sell to the myth that a good salesperson can sell anything-Discover Your Sales Strengths shows you: * How to understand your top talents in sales-and focus on the ones that will help you most effectively plan your career * How to use your strengths to have an impact on other people-and gain a competitive advantage * How to find the right field, the right company, and the right boss for your talents * Why different approaches to the same sale can both succeed. (There is no one right way to sell!) A book that only The Gallup Organization could create, Discover Your Sales Strengths offers you a powerful new knowledge of who you are, what you're good at, and how you work best. And in today's world of sales, that is the most powerful tool of all.
This extraordinary program is built upon the concept that every person already possesses the tools necessary to become an amazing salesperson. It teaches individuals to focus on personal strengths and talents, and then guides them to transform those assets into solid sales skills-and successful careers.
In the ever-changing world of sales, there is no single, surefire, tried-and-true method that can be readily imitated by anyone to miraculously improve performance. In fact, the world's best salespeople are not characterized at all by their technique. But they do share one common trait: Successful sales reps use their individual aptitudes to succeed in their work environment. "Discover Your Sales Strengths" is an extraordinary program built upon the concept that every person already possesses the tools necessary to become an amazing salesperson. Grounded in extensive Gallup research conducted over 40 years and based on hundreds of thousands of interviews with sales managers, salespeople, and consumers, it teaches individuals to focus on personal strengths and talents, and then guides them to transform those assets into solid sales skills -- and successful careers.
About the Author
Benson Smith and Tony Rutigliano are leading consultants for Gallup's Sales Force Effectiveness Practice.