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Sales Truths: People Do Things For Their Reasons, Not Yours.

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WHY IT’S TRUE
Individuals’ motivations may not line up perfectly with yours, but everyone is motivated somehow. Some are motivated to go to the beach or continue their education. Some may even be motivated to grow, learn and excel in your store. 

PLAN OF ACTION
Motivate by recognizing a task well done. Avoid trite superlatives: ?You’re the greatest,? ?Fantastic? and ?Outstanding.? And saying, ?That was an outstanding job you did of arranging the watches in the case? is overblown and has little or no value.  

Instead, say: ?That was a great job you did of setting up the watch case. I particularly like the way you arranged the watches, straps and bracelets from ascending to descending price point. This should really help our business. Thank you.? 

To make their reasons become your reasons, give them genuine, sincere recognition for jobs and tasks well done.

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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Sales Truths: People Do Things For Their Reasons, Not Yours.

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WHY IT’S TRUE
Individuals’ motivations may not line up perfectly with yours, but everyone is motivated somehow. Some are motivated to go to the beach or continue their education. Some may even be motivated to grow, learn and excel in your store. 

PLAN OF ACTION
Motivate by recognizing a task well done. Avoid trite superlatives: ?You’re the greatest,? ?Fantastic? and ?Outstanding.? And saying, ?That was an outstanding job you did of arranging the watches in the case? is overblown and has little or no value.  

Instead, say: ?That was a great job you did of setting up the watch case. I particularly like the way you arranged the watches, straps and bracelets from ascending to descending price point. This should really help our business. Thank you.? 

To make their reasons become your reasons, give them genuine, sincere recognition for jobs and tasks well done.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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