About a year ago, an unexpected opening came up at the company I work at. I knew even before then that I wanted to retire from this company, so I had already started learning as much as I could so I would be able to climb the corporate ladder more easily. One of the things I knew I was lacking in was sales training, and I knew that I would need to address that before I even put my foot on that first rung. I had done some research on verkooptraining so I could find the best study aids for this, and it turned out that a course is actually offered for people like me.
I thought that I would end up learning about sales through reading professional or educational websites. I had no idea that I would actually be able to attend classes in person. I much prefer that kind of learning, mainly because the interaction and give and take that is provided is just better for me. I have always been a hands on type of person when it comes to learning. This was definitely that too.
I was able to take part in a three day course that taught so many different things. I learned how to be persuasive rather than aggressive, how to build my customer base with the customer doing the majority of the work, how to highlight the benefits of what I am trying to do, and many other things. The course is jam packed, but it is put together in a way that is very natural and conducive to learning and retaining. When that position came up, I was able to slide right into it because I met all the qualifications, including the selling ones. Being proactive has definitely helped me more than just waiting.