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Can’t Meet? Just Rephrase Your Availability in a More Positive Manner

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(Name), you’re in luck! I just happen to have a spot open on Friday.

When to use it? A client calls and asks for an immediate appointment to discuss a custom job. And you just can’t do it. Instead of saying, “Sorry, you can’t come in until Friday. We’re booked solid until then,” reframe it in a positive manner. Jeffrey Gitomer, Customer Satisfaction Is Worthless, Customer Loyalty Is Priceless

This article originally appeared in the May 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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