In many cases, the things that you are going to do to get great sales are not going to change; you just have to make sure that they are going to be something that you have sharpened down to a razor point! For instance, if you are someone who is calling around to get people interested in what you have to offer, you should stop and think about how you present yourself. Chances are good that you are going to need to leave a message, but a message that is chock full of good information that will rouse the person's interest. Make sure that you promise them benefits and that you leave the right number for them to call you back.
Also, remember that you should think about how you present yourself. A very wise person has said that presentations that are focused on products are quite boring and that no one wants to sit through them; on the other hand, presentations that focus on people are going to be dynamic! Make sure that the presentations that you give are focused on the people who are giving you their time. Show them how the product relates to them, whether it will improve their lives or simply make them a lot more money. Remember that bored people do not buy and that at this point in the game, you simply cannot afford to let them get bored.
When you are interested in making sales during an economic slowdown, you cannot ignore the recession itself. Many salesmen like to pretend that the slowdown is not happening or that they are not affected by it. The issue is that you all know that it is there and ignoring it will make you look like a liar or a fool. Take a moment to acknowledge it, but also make sure that they know that it is precisely because of the recession that they need your product even more. Some people love to joke about the recession, and this can certainly help you keep things light, but addressing it seriously can also be something that is important for you to do.
Great salespeople don't let recessions slow them down. There are sales out there that need to be made and plenty of great opportunities out there waiting for you!