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Share your biggest sales success.

Example #1
"My biggest sales success is winning our monthly sales contests for the past six months in a row. Every month, the goal is a little bit higher, and I am still able to knock it out of the park. The formula I follow is pretty simple. Get excited, own the result, ask for help when I need it, and hustle! I like to think it's a recipe for success in any position at any company, or even just life in general."
Example #2
"While I know I lack traditional, office sales experience, I am always up- selling at the restaurant I work. I ask my customers if they want to upgrade to sweet-potato fries, or if they wish to order the 9-ounce glass of wine versus the 6-ounce. All of these small upsells make a significant impact on the restaurant's sales by the end of the day. I earned recognition for having the highest dollar amount for bills-closed-out for the month, and it felt great to have received that recognition."
Example #3
"I have been cold calling one client, in particular, every week, for the past six months. I was often hung up on, but I didn't care. I wanted this clients' attention, and I knew that at some point, she would recognize my tenacity. I decided recently to go to her business in-person. When I arrived, she said she was wondering when I would stop phoning and directly drive over to see her. I was happy I did! She put in one of my largest orders-to-date and has remained one of my highest-value clients. In sales, persistence pays off."
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