The Sales Throwdown team and I are going to try something new. It’s not new to the internet or anything, just new to us.
It’s a blog. And I’ll be the one writing it, the person behind the scenes.
My name is Melissa. I edit the videos for YouTube, write emails, and manage social media. I try to make sure that everybody knows how great this podcast is and how awesome the four people you get to listen to are.
Full disclosure: I am also the wife (formerly girlfriend) that John talks about occasionally. We’ve been together for 20 years. We have an awesome 12-year-old daughter and a goofy, loving Dachshund mix named Tina. There have been a number of other random pets over the years, including adorable rats, two tarantulas, and the sweetest pug ever born. Sadly, they are no longer with us.
So, why am I writing this blog?
Well, I have never been a salesperson in my entire life. I worked in retail at a used bookstore for an exceptionally long time, but that’s not really sales. So, I’m even more new to the sales world than the newest newbie.
For many years, I believed what most people think about selling. You were either born to do it, or you weren’t.
But through John’s studying in both sales and psychology and his constant talking about it, I now know that it’s just not true. By all accounts, John never should have been a salesperson. However, he’s excellent at it.
Even though I am not currently a salesperson, listening to their podcast is still very helpful for me.
First of all, the kind of communication they talk about is relevant in way more than just sales situations. I can’t even tell you how much better communication started to get between John and me when he started learning this stuff. When they say it improves relationships, they don’t necessarily just mean client/salesperson relationships or business relationships.
Second, I want to start my own business soon. Helping the Throwdown team is incredible, and I love it. But I’m not getting any younger. I’ve learned a lot that could benefit others, and I want to be my own boss and help people grow their businesses and livelihoods.
So, I may not be a salesperson now, but I’ll have to start selling myself and my services soon.
The plan for this blog is to tell you what I’m learning from them, being a newbie and untrained sales conversationalist. For each episode, I want to break down what I learned, how I might struggle with it, and how I felt about the team’s discussion.
Whether you’re also new or you’re already a sales pro, I hope you enjoy my take on their podcast. Sometimes, hearing how other people feel about something might bring a new aspect of it to light for you.
Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you soon!