Now I know what you are thinking!….and I’m not suggesting you go dating your list contacts to meet your conversion targets! What I am saying is that a strong personal/business relationship with your list will be a bond your competitors will find hard if not impossible to break.
Friends don’t need to sell friends using sales techniques. You don’t need more sales techniques, you need more friends!
That being said this is not a simple and quick strategy to pursue…. for me I’d need to have some real common ground and would need to enjoy his/her company at a football game or dinner with family etc. If you can find that common ground subtly leverage that and build from there. It is estimated that over 50% of sales are made because of friendship. WOW!…. refer Jeffrey Gitomer.
The Little Red Book of Sales Answers is written by author and super salesman, Jeffrey Gitomer. I picked out this book from my library for no other reason other than to see if the sales environment of the year 2015 is any different from 1992 where Jeffrey Gitomer refers to his experiences. Lots of gems of wisdom are as relevant today as they were back then.
Secret: You can earn more commission using a sales technique and making a sale. You can earn a fortune building friendships and relationships
If you are interested there is a further 2 secrets I will bring to my blog and out to Facebook.