Hey Cheryl, creativity is the lifeblood of any job, profession or business. Applying creativity to selling – whether as a salesperson or in any situation where you need to influence your audience – is especially important. Some people seem to have a knack for creativity, but even uber-creative types have times when they need to dig deep to come up with new approaches and compelling ideas.
Here’s something for you:
I’m in sales. Sometimes my job seems repetitive – any tips for being more creative and keeping things interesting?
Being creative doesn’t mean with have to come up with the next Mona Lisa. Small ideas often lead to the great ones, but we need to allocate the time to concentrate on them. Set aside some time every day to open your mind and think about things – and try looking at what you want to accomplish from as many different angles as possible. Some of the best ideas have come from turning convention on its head. Throw a long ball out to the outrageous zone and the answer might land somewhere between there and the status quo. Try it, and Mona might smile on you.