If you are good with your patter, then chances are you have an advantage over your peers in the job market. Most people have paper qualifications, but few have the gift of the gab. Here are some interesting career paths for those who can talk smooth and charm a client.
If you can charm the pants off a person then sales is your game. Sales involve speaking to the client in such a way that they will want to buy a vehicle, or a condo in Bangkok or whatever it is that you are selling. The key to making a great sale is to show the client or customer that you have exactly what they want, without seeming to show it to them. For instance, if you have a second hand car that you want to unload on someone, then say something like, “Man, these old timers knew how to make them! Look at how well they’ve kept up through the years” and convince the man/woman that a second hand car is a better and cheaper option than a brand new car.
Apart from working at a property agency or a car dealership, you could also make a career as a motivational speaker. It takes a while to build up a reputation so that you are speaking to sold out crowds in bug venues, but you can start small by volunteering to speak at schools, community centres and other places where people gather. This however is not for the feint hearted; motivational speaking is something that should be genuine. Is there anything in your life that you want to speak about, that you believe can motivate others to overcome obstacles and aspire to something greater? It can be something as seemingly simple as pulling yourself back together after a divorce, to something as difficult as facing and overcoming assault.
Teaching or Lecturing
Most people think that educational qualifications are all that is required to be a teacher, but the truth is that if you don’t like speaking to people, and you cannot do so enthusiastically, then you cannot be a teacher. Teachers and lecturers have to go out there every day and speak in a way that will grab the attention of their students and make them want to study various disciplines. In order to do so, teachers and lecturers put themselves on the line emotionally all the time. If they can turn a neat phrase and make a quip in passing, then maybe this is the job for you.