I think everyone should have to put in time as a salesman, that way they have empathy for the person, just trying to make a living and sell something.
You have to have a hard shell, dont take anything personnel, have a passion or mission to keep going no matter what.
Your whole way of life is dependant on the sale.
There is different cultures in the world today and you see a different way of selling to each area your in.
Some Relationship, Some Quick Sale, Some Spur of the moment, Some Right time, Right place
I had a friend who was very simple, let nothing bother him, went door to door, sold a ton of stuff no one wanted, but because it did not matter who or what went on around him, he make sales of products no one wanted.
The law of averages " percentages " You will make a sale eventually.
Training, Education, Endurance, Patience,Continued footwork
It always has a price in investment of time and cost to get the sale.
Lonely road of travel to where ever it leads you. You must be available and willing to go. Drop your life to meet the goal.
I have seen many Large, High Level Company's spend huge amounts of money in training, expense's, preparation to get the sale.
And the company could not perform the mission stated and still went on to make a fortune.
Larger the company, The more to spend, The more Professional the layout.
Very expensive presentations and proposals ( its the culture you live in and are talking about )
Not the ADT Free System , or the low down, payment s for life Systems, those salesman really work for education and experience.