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Where can I learn...?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by outsidethesquare, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. outsidethesquare

    outsidethesquare Regular Member

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    I need to get myself a boat-load of hustle, so I want to learn (properly) the skills of negotiation, and sales.

    I want to be able to sell dirt to a dirt farmer by the time I'm done learning.

    Could anybody please be kind enough to point me in the right direction in terms of what the best resources (books, websites, video courses, etc) for learning this stuff are?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bigkapp

    bigkapp Regular Member

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    Just search around for marketing and inbound marketing information and books , I'm sure you'll find what your looking for .
     
  3. Jfrase

    Jfrase Regular Member

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    To be honest the best way you can learn is by going out there and hitting those dirt farmers up.

    Then come back home, and think about why you failed. What you did that was good etc.

    And day by day you will learn.
     
  4. noisyboise712

    noisyboise712 Newbie

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    experience is the best learning tool

    I would suggest starting out some where selling small items that don't matter, move up in price and spend years learning the gift of gab
     
  5. outsidethesquare

    outsidethesquare Regular Member

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    Yeah, I totally agree with you on that, and I know that the best way to learn is most likely going to be through experience, so I will go out and practice all the things I read.

    However, I think it would be really useful at first to get a few fundamental concepts and ideas down-pat before I go experimenting to see what works without knowing anything about what I'm doing in sales.
     
  6. jrellc

    jrellc Newbie

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    I have to agree with the other posters here. Nothing is going to substitute for actually doing and making mistakes.

    That's been my problem doing IM :) Looking to change that!!
     
  7. mario279

    mario279 Registered Member

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    read a couple of marketing books like the ones by j conrad levinson guerrilla marketing, and 1001 ways to do marketing... youll be set in terms of content writing and advertising. Also read some books on persuasion, those have helped me a lot.