Being different is recognizing the strengths in yourself and kind of giving yourself the excuse to be yourself. I feel like in sales people still try to attain a certain persona which is almost like this extroverted type of person where they look and feel the same. I believe to differentiate yourself there’s only one type of you and that person can be highly different. So I think this is something that you learn over time. Some people learn when they’re 22 Some learn when they’re 42. And so I think it’s just continuing to ask yourself the questions in terms of what are your strengths what feels natural. And for me it’s always just been like what’s most fun to me and it’s always just been what’s been natural to me is just curiosity. And what I’ve learned over time which is actually was what we’ll get into later maybe is just kind of fear. Has it always been kind of my weakness. But at the same time it’s been the most fun for me when I’m taking when I’m taking risks.
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More clips from Episode 1: #1 LinkedIn Account Executive – Mike Dudgeon:
Recognize your sales strengths
Enterprise account planning
Generating sales insights based on business drivers
Always work for a great sales leader
Mike Dudgeon on being LinkedIn’s Global AE of the Year
Mike’s Morning Routine
Dudgeon’s Information Diet
Sales Travel Tips
Process > Progress > Success
Internal Selling and Differentiating Yourself
Mike’s Challenge to improve your own sales results