Definition of a Perfect Salesperson

Master these Traits to Be the Best

The perfect salesperson is “upbeat, friendly, exceedingly knowledgeable, yet applies no sales pressure,” according to Marci Reynolds of the Sales Operation Blog. Reynolds was impressed by her interaction with a ‘perfect salesperson’, and shares her insights in a recent post.

Some of the characteristics that made this salesperson perfect were that she:

  • Answered questions swiftly and accurately.
  • Always answered the phone (no voicemail).
  • Was diligent about answering e-mails.
  • Had an upbeat and enthusiastic tone but did not sound salesy.
  • Could answer every question with accurate and detailed answers. If she did not know an answer, she researched it and got back to Reynolds quickly.
  • Used a conversational approach with a sense of urgency.
  • Included a photo in her email signature for a personal touch.
  • Was from a company that was an early responder to the RFP.

Incorporate a few of these actions into your sales day to become a ‘perfect salesperson’ for your clients and prospects.


Vickilynn is a Novelist whose first book "Waving Backwards" was published in July 2015. She is also a Blogger at Adoptionfind Blog. Previously, she was a Freelance marketing copywriter at OpenView.
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