Have you ever met a complete stranger and you immediately hit it off? The conversation flowed effortlessly and so too the silence. Most probably you have; and no, assuming it was the opposite sex, it wasn’t love at first sight. No. You had just experienced raw, pure, unadulterated rapport. The dictionary defines rapport as, ‘a
Do you believe in the phrase the customer is always right? Don’t! Wake up! You have been dreaming. You have been misled. The truth is, he rarely is. The customer is not always right! The notion that he is, could be costing you sales, and worse, you (mis) leading him down the wrong path. An
It is ok to send your buyer to the competition. “But I could lose them for life. In fact, there was this one I referred to a competing bank because it had the service he wanted. He was so happy that to this day he still calls me for coffee. But that’s all I get.
“I’ve just had an accident, and…,” the client nonchalantly starts to explain to his insurance company. Suddenly, he is interrupted with a sincere and heartfelt, “Are you OK?” by the representative who answered the call. The client’s eyes light up; a smile cracks his hitherto sullen face; his face brightens and suddenly there’s warmth in
Even die-hard “We will never buy from you” customers or prospective customers (prospects) can be turned. This is what sales or service recovery plan means, and what Presidential aspirant William Ruto has demonstrated with this year’s election results. I mean, who would have imagined him getting any electoral affection in Mt. Kenya region? Only two
Change the customer’s mood, if it’s not receptive. If the customer is not in the right frame of mind for the meeting, switch gears and address this. Insisting on progressing with the pitch will likely backfire. If his mood won’t change, his mind won’t either. So change the customer’s mood and watch his mind follow.
One of the biggest sales mistakes you can make is assume your problem is in closing the sale. This mistake could easily top a top 5 sales mistakes list. First, though, imagine, the restaurant manager in a hotel complaining, “We are not closing our walk-in guests. They come, sit down, but somehow after ordering they
The 21st C customer affects your selling in insidious ways. In fact, he just won’t tell you this, but he really doesn’t need you. Truth is, he doesn’t trust you. Let me explain. As the seller at the stall at Kenyatta Market went on and on about the virtues of the Kailas rucksack, the prospect