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EP 87: Girl, Where did you get those sales skills?

Updated: Apr 17

Confidence in Sales Skills can make the life of entrepreneurs much easier when making offers to potential clients. These skills are not natural, and they are learned. I have spent decades in diverse sales roles that has enabled me to feel confident when launching offers. 


Ashley Avis after recording her Online Marketing Podcast, in white sweater and pink skirt

Why are Sales Skills important?

  • They will make you feel more comfortable on a discovery or sales call

  • They will help you develop HOW to sell. How to turn a potential lead into a paying customer 

In today’s episode I want to share the story of my entrepreneur journey, from the perspective of my sales positions. In almost every single job I have had since University there has been a sales component. 

Here's a few jobs that taught me everything I knew about selling before I started my own business:

Job One: Retail (clothing company)- Help with putting together outfits + SELL more clothes 

Job Two: Commission on Clifton Hill (Niagara Falls Ontario)- UPSELLING fun packages

Job Three: Nutrition Company (Customer service- no selling). I was MISSING my sales job!

Job Four: Sales Manager at a local Gym- Find leads, and SELL them memberships.


All of these jobs have given me the skills I need be a successful seller as an entrepreneurship, and I give details and tips in the full podcast episodes!


What should you do to learn these sales skills? 


  • Observe how sales people in similar settings use skills to help you make a buying decision. 

  • Pay attention to how these sales people make you feel

  • Apply these skills to what you sell


Are you interested in building your sales skills together? Send me a message on Instagram @Ashleyavisco to get more information about my sales mastery coaching program


Previous Episodes Mentioned in this podcast: EP 68: The Difference Between Marketing and Selling


Want to send me feedback or connect with me on Instagram? Say hi! @Ashleyavisco


Ashley Avis

Ashley Avis Marketing Inc.

Online Marketing

Content Manager

Web Designer

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