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5 Skills Only the Best Salespeople Possess [Infographic]

Recent research from Inc. demonstrates that only 20% of salespeople consistently exceed quota. This data further emphasizes the fact that top performing salespeople are rare. As a result, they are highly sought after by recruiters and world-class employers.

The competitive edge of these top sellers lies within five unique skills. 

The infographic below depicts five unique sales skills only the best salespeople possess and how these skills allow them to standout from the rest:

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Eliot Burdett

CEO at Peak Sales Recruiting

Before Peak, Eliot spent more than 20 years building and leading companies, where he took the lead in recruiting and managing high performance sales teams. He co-founded Ventrada Systems (mobile applications) and GlobalX (e-commerce software). He was also Vice President of Sales for PointShot Wireless. Eliot received his B. Comm. from Carleton University and has been honored as a Top 40 Under 40 Award winner. He co-authored Sales Recruiting 2.0, How to Find Top Performing Sales People, Fast and provides regular insights on sales team management and hiring on the Peak Sales Recruiting Blog.