Why Millennials Make Amazing Salespeople
Firstly, who are the Millennials? Millennials are the generation born between 1980–2000. They are vastly different from the generations before them, and these differences are what make them great salespeople.
Millennials adopt new technology 2x faster
Millennials grew up with technology at their fingertips. They understand the power of the Internet and how it can be used to sell.
They utilized social media much more effectively and efficiently then other generations because they understand it.
They have an entrepreneurial spirit
Millennials have had to overcome the recession and make things work for themselves. They also find the typical 9–5 jobs oppressive, and they are changing the workplace for generations to come.
Over half of millennials surveyed hope to start their own business one day or already have.
Their entrepreneurial spirit makes them hungry, creative and have a passionate desire to succeed.
They Love Results
They demand results and answers, and wont settle for “because that’s the way it’s always been”.
This makes them effective salespeople and if something doesn’t work; they find something better, anything to get results!
They are free of bad habits
They come with a fresh perspective, and they don’t allow themselves to become complacent and burnt out.
This gives them the competitive edge on Gen X and Baby Boomers.
They are passionate
They are passionate about a lot of things and your brand may be included.
Their passion helps them become invested in the product and the client, helping them become stellar salespeople.
Many businesses are realizing this, and while many of this generation are considered lazy and spoiled, the few that excel will far supersede any expectations.
About the Author
Ali is an accomplished Sales Master and Trainer! Starting his career in sales at the tender age of 18, Ali quickly realized that he would have to become better because being terrible at selling was not fun. Since then, Ali has personally closed almost $100 Million in sales for many companies from small local establishments to large multi-national organizations. Since 2012, Ali has taken his passion for closing deals to teaching others how to close deals. Ali firmly believes, there is no such thing as a born salesman; the only things born are baby boys and baby girls! Salespeople are taught. Ali currently lives in Atlanta and travels the country helping companies increase their sales; you can keep up with him at his day job.