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73 Examples of Sales Skills

 , April 29, 2020
Sales skills are talents, knowledge and character traits that allow an individual to perform in a sales role including sales, sales planning and sales management. These are mostly communication, social, negotiation, technology skills and knowledge related to sales processes, techniques and practices. The following are common sales skills.
Assertiveness
Building Rapport
Business Writing
Candor
Client Engagement
Closing
Coaching
Collaboration
Complex Sales
Conflict Resolution
Contracts
Critical Thinking
Cultural Capital
Customer Relationship Management
Customer Service
Customer Success
Dealing With Criticism
Demos
Direct Language
Emotional Intelligence
Empathy
Formal Communication
Hard Selling
Influencing
Informal Communication
Interpersonal Skills
Languages
Lead Qualification
Learning
Listening
Marketing
Media Skills
Metrics & Reporting
Needs Identification
Negotiation
Non-verbal Communication
Objection Handling
Performance Management
Personal Presence
Plain Language
Presales
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving
Product Knowledge
Professionalism
Promotion
Prospecting
Public Speaking
Relational Capital
Relationship Building
Relationship Management
Research
Sales & Operations Planning
Sales Compliance
Sales Force Automation
Sales Management
Sales Planning
Sales Presentations
Sales Process
Sales Proposals
Selling
Social Intelligence
Social Media
Soft Selling
Solution Selling
Storytelling
Team Development
Technology Skills
Time Management
Training
Verbal Communication
Visual Communication
Win-win Thinking

Notes

Cultural capital is the ability to influence in the context of a culture. For example, investment banking experience that allows you to sell to traders.
Relational capital
is the value of your current business relationships. For example, a salesperson who knows a large number of people in a particular industry.

Sales Skills

This is the complete list of articles we have written about sales skills.
Candor
Character Traits
Closing
Coaching
Collaboration
Complex Sales
Critical Thinking
Cultural Capital
Customer Service
Direct Language
Empathy
Hard Selling
Influencing
Interpersonal Skills
Lead Qualification
Learning
Listening
Marketing
Needs Identification
Negotiation
Objection Handling
Personal Presence
Plain Language
Presales
Problem Solving
Product Knowledge
Professionalism
Promotion
Prospecting
Public Speaking
Relational Capital
Relationship Building
Research
Sales Management
Sales Planning
Sales Process
Social Intelligence
Social Media
Soft Selling
Solution Selling
Storytelling
Technology Skills
Time Management
Training
Win-win Thinking
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