The internet is churning out advice about how to stay productive while working at home, but what about those who are in training? Not every program offers online learning just yet. Thankfully, learning sales techniques is something you can do remotely, so here are some tips on how to keep taking advantage of your courses. 

1. Create a tight schedule

When you’re staying at home, time becomes one continuous blob. Before you know it the day is over and you haven’t learned any sales techniques! Don’t let that happen. Even if your day starts late, plan things down to the hours and minutes. 

2. Do the assignments on time

This seems obvious, but without an actual classroom to report to, putting off assignments becomes very easy. Never forget that each assignment has been painstakingly designed for your benefit, and your instructors are also on a schedule. Keeping up can be a challenge, but it’s worth it.

3. Stay in contact with your instructors

Your course may not be fully virtual, but chances are your instructors have a way to contact and help you. For example, re:work training keeps in touch with their cohort members via Slack, gmail and social media. Important information, helpful tips and coursework guidance is available regularly. Tap into this invaluable resource!

4. Stay in contact with your fellow students

Learning sales techniques is always better with 2 people, so why not set up phone calls or virtual sessions where you can practice together? Group learning can also be fun, and can be facilitated by the instructor. If you are studying a course alone, try to enlist friends or family to help you out with practicing certain skills!

5. Don’t get discouraged!

Turn off the news feed for a little while, follow basic health instructions, and make sure to get plenty of rest! If you rely on your support system and take advantage of the advice provided above, you’ll get the most out of your training. Your journey as a Sales Professional has only begun!

-The re:team

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