best business skills

What do you think is the most valuable skill that a person must possess to succeed in business?

by Josh Peak on April 4, 2014 · 3 comments

I know it’s been a while since my last blog post, but you can expect regular content flowing from this point on.

This blog post was inspired by a Facebook post I did. I proposed the question, “What do you think is the most valuable skill a person must possess to be successful in business”. I got some very interesting answers.

Well, in the podcast below, I present something very special. I want you to listen to it to get the details. The short of it is this, I want you to leave a comment below this post on what you think the most valuable skill one must possess to be successful in business or as an entrepreneur. I am going to pick out 5 people to interview on my podcast from a combination of comments below and the comments I received from my Facebook post. So make sure you leave a comment.

Here are a few screenshots of the answers I received from my Facebook post.
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I can’t believe no one mentioned emotional intelligence or have great salesmanship.

So, again, leave a comment and let me know a skill that is a must in order to be successful in business or as an entrepreneur, and I will be picking 5 people to interview from this.

Thanks,
Josh Peak

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Krista Pavey April 4, 2014 at 7:38 pm

I actually commented determination because you can have a great skill set and be very intelligent and well studied but if you can’t push through challenging situations or learn from your mistakes and have the fortitude and humility to learn and grow and get better with every sell, then your skills are worthless. Having said that, to be a really great salesperson, I think it takes a lot of things but I will share the qualities I find most important. First, you have to be able to find a need or a problem and then you have to present a way to fill that need or solve that problem in a way that is superior to others. That is how a sales process begins, by providing good products and creative solutions. Secondly, you have to listen to the consumer. This all would fall under your comment about being emotionally intelligent. If you give someone enough time to talk, they will tell you what they need. Then you can present them a solution. You have to know what you are selling so well, that you can eliminate any doubt they may have about buying from or doing business with you. Lastly, I think you need to work with integrity, honestly and be genuine. We live in an age where people are very savvy to the products and services they seek and they want to buy from someone that is knowledgeable and understands their needs. People can tell if a sell feels like it is about you, the salesperson or about them, the consumer. If you have a servants heart towards your customers, provide a truly good service or product, understand how to eliminate doubt and gain the consumers trust, you will sell. For example, I took over a company several years back and doubled it’s worth in a short time. The way I did it was I found a need and a solution. I was tasked to rent storage space and the people that previously had tried to run the facility, raise percentages and rent space, kept advertising and trying to just sell space. I realized there were places offering space all over town. I also noticed that everyone in town had a theft problem where they were renting space. So instead of selling space, I sold (and provided) the best security in town. I listened to what my customers were concerned about and then I knew how to sell it…emotional intelligence in sales. By the way, I had to advertise very little after word got out that I had a better solution. That is what happens. Word gets out.

Chad Parks May 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm

The ability to connect with others.

Charles Linden May 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm

To be successful in business and to gain true fulfilment from what you deliver, you must have absolute belief that the service or product you provide will benefit the purchaser and that you under-promise and over-deliver on every service or product in every event.

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