Do you smell like a seller?
I think we probably ALL have at one time or another and maybe didn't realize it.
You may be asking, "So what does a seller smell like"?
Have you noticed when you start talking to a prospect they either move TOWARDS you…
or AWAY from you?
People can tell if you are genuinely interested in THEM and what they want and need or…
if you just want to tell them about your product or biz-op.
Putting yourself in the shoes of the consumer is key.
I know for instance how I feel when I visit a car dealership if the salesperson immediately
approaches me as though I am a sale rather than finding out how they can help me.
If that happens, even if I was ready to buy then, I probably would not.
There is a saying you may have heard…
"Everyone likes to BUY, but no one likes to be SOLD"!
And how true that is! We all feel that way.
Most people run from SELLER TALK.
It's like your words suddenly give you BO or a severe case of BAD BREATH.
And none of us want to be known as someone who has BO…
So, what are some of the SCENTS or SIGNS of a SELLER?
1. Speaking in generalities. Your words and phrases don't speak to anyone in particular. Vague phrases like natural health, communication systems, weight loss programs, or reduce cell phone bills does not target a specific enough person and quite frankly can be boring. Generalities gets no ones attention, leaves no impression and so no one buys!
2. Speaking shop-talk. You know the techno-babble we all are taught about our products, such as patented, scientifically proven nutraceuticals, technical product names and company information that no one cares about. Your prospect will glaze over with this kind of talk. What they want to know is what will your product or service do for them. Sharing your heartfelt STORY instead of company lingo they don't understand or care about will go much farther.
3. Hype. Making inflated, excessive or unbelievable claims which are NOT going to be believed anyway. Being enthusiastic about recommending a restaurant simply because you like it, feels quite different to someone than if you stand to make a commission. Making money automatically means you have a hidden agenda to most people. So, don't exaggerate!
So, what is the point of all this?
Be real, authentic and genuine.
Know who your people are and focus on helping them get what they want.
Make that your agenda and you will not SMELL LIKE A SELLER!