While good salespeople do have several qualities in common, it’s a misconception that all people who are successful in sales are exactly the same. In fact, there are a number of myths surrounding sales roles that often lead managers to miss out on excellent candidates.
It’s the barista who remembers your favorite drink and suggests trying a new pastry that pairs perfectly with it. It’s the furniture store employee who finds unobtrusive reasons to be close by so they can pop over when you have questions, but without feeling like a stalker. It’s the game shop employee who will enthusiastically share their thoughts on building an effective Magic: The Gathering deck to one customer, then debate the merits of Apples to Apples with another without losing a beat.