By Ruoro Kairu
The inaugural free sales training began last week.
Through the intensive five-day training, I had a chance to interact with the class. At the end of the training, I sat down with David Kiguru who attended the training. Here is what he had to share regarding the training.
1. Why did you register for the free sales training?
I graduated in 2017, I have worked in a few companies both in Nairobi and outside. Though we had been trained in sales at school, I was not finding the lessons impactful. So when I saw there was a free training in sales, and given it was practical, I decided to register.
2. How effective were you as a salesperson before the training?
While in school, I was one of the best students. I thought this would continue once I started working. I have worked in three different companies, and in all of them, I found it hard to sell the products. It felt like everyone was turning me down when they heard I was a salesman.
As much as I don’t like admitting, I have to say I wasn’t the very best salesman. At one point, I remember thinking, “Maybe sales isn’t for me. How could I do this all my life?”
3. When you joined the training, what did you want to learn?
It’s simple. I wanted to learn how to be a great salesman.
I read on the website that the class was practical, this is why I really wanted to join.
4. Would you say you have learned the skills you were hoping to gain?
I have learnt so much more than I thought I would. One of the topics that stood out for me is how to deal with rejection. In the past, I would get very disappointed when someone turned me down or refused to buy. But now, I know how I should deal with rejection while selling.
5. And what has your overall experience been like?
The class was very interactive. This is one thing I really liked. I got a chance to interact with staff from Corporate Staffing. I have also interacted with other salespeople, which has helped me know I am not alone. I have exchanged contacts with the other students, and I believe we will help each other to become better salespeople.
6. Would you recommend the training to another person? Why?
Yes, I would recommend the training to every salesperson who is beginning their career.
I would like them to know there’s a place where they can get practical skills to help them in sales.