How to be convincing?

@Karyee (57)
Malaysia
February 5, 2007 11:15am CST
Since I'd joined a direct sales team recently, I found out that it's actually quite difficult to persuade or convince others, especially to recommend a product. They'll either turn away with excuses or ignore you completely. It's hard to have the charisma like a politician. But at least we still need some, right? But how? =)
1 response
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
I used to be a telemarketer, and I've discovered that making people laugh goes a long way to getting them to buy your product/try your service. I think it's because they're relieved they're tlaking to a real human being, and obviously it's easier to buy something from someone you like. :) It was hard at first (I had to gird my loins every time i picked up the phone), but you get used to it gradually.
@Karyee (57)
• Malaysia
6 Feb 07
Thank you for sharing your valuable experience in telemarketing. Hopefully, I'll be familiarised with the pressure working in direct sales. Good luck to you. =)