The original seven deadly sins are lust, pride, greed, gluttony, envy, anger, and sloth. Did you know there is a selling equivalent to those? The “7 Deadly Sins of Selling” are scary mistakes that salespeople make in their sales processes.

The “7 Deadly Sins of Selling” include:

  1. Not Listening
  2. Wasting Time
  3. Being Insincere
  4. Avoiding Social Media
  5. Working Hard vs. Smart
  6. Failing to Follow Up
  7. Not Asking for Referrals

Learn more about each one and how they affect the buying experience in the infographic below.

Avoid these 7 Deadly Sins of Selling at all costs!

Avoid these “The 7 Deadly Sins of Selling,” and you’ll be doing your part to right the wrongs of sellers past and provide a world-class sales experience for your prospects.

Think something else should be on the list? Let us know in the comments!

Citations:

1. Not Listening

2. Social selling works

3. TOPO research

4. 83% of customers would be willing to provide a referral

5. Ninety-two percent of buyers trust referrals


Learn about the what top performing sales reps are getting right in the research we sponsored for TOPO.Best Practices of Top Performing Sales Reps