Children make great sales people since they never give up. However, when you put children in a position to sell something they clam up and get shy, why? There are three reasons:
- It’s not personal to them
- They don’t believe in why they are selling or asking for the “check”
- Generally they are asking strangers for something and they are constantly taught Stranger Danger.
- We don’t want them hurt
- Teaching them this skills takes time, and we live busy lives
- We’re not invested in the reason either
We miss the opportunity though to teach our children these essential skills by rewarding them when they whine, verses teaching them to ask for the check and handle objections, and then when they really have a selling opportunity doing it for them.
How will you help a future salesperson going forward?