What do you do when someone gives you an objection? What do you do when they have some particular objection to your product, or your service, or even the entire appointment? The “feel, felt, found” formula gives you a way to handle that objection.
So you have decided you want to “get a piece” of the $6 trillion U.S. government agencies are spending each year. Now the more challenging question is: Where should you focus your sales / business-development activities to win some of this business?
Customers don’t want a knee jerk reaction. They don’t want the rehearsed response. They want to invest their time with people who are prepared, who are ready to engage in high impact conversations about their businesses.
Upselling is the art of helping a customer understand that they can’t live without something they didn’t know they wanted. It’s about awakening the sleeping giant of desire with a non-aggressive, gentle nudge instead of an obnoxious air-horn.
As if keeping up with emails isn’t challenging enough, I find my inbox filled with new promotional messages (SPAM) every day. And, no, I’m not talking about scams from overseas con artists. I’m talking about North American companies and start-ups that believe their products and services will be valuable to me as a blogger/marketer.
Insight is the starting point. Our Insights should create a dialogue or conversation. It should begin a collaborative process, where we and the customer evaluate what it means for them. If our Insight doesn’t start a conversation, we have failed. If we can’t sustain the conversation, we have failed.
One of the basic tenets of sales you should keep in mind is that people don’t want what something is, they want what it does. As the famous example goes, nobody wants a quarter-inch drill; what they want is a quarter-inch hole. People want what your product or service does, not what it is.
The shift in perspective is small, but its impact on our results is profound. Stop looking for people to sell your products, services, and solutions to. Look for the people who have the problems you solve.
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