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Sales Truths : Beware the Cellular Sales Killer

BY DAVID RICHARDSON

Sales Truths: Beware the Cellular Sales Killer

Published in the January 2012 issue.

SALES TRUTH: The cellphone is a wonderful technology … but is it really? Now you can make or receive a telephone call virtually anywhere, anytime, to or from anyone. Almost everyone has a cellphone — but how do you react when a cellphone call interrupts your sales presentation? Your actions could mean the difference between closing or losing the sale.

WHY IT’S TRUE: When a customer’s cellphone rings during the sale, you know they’re going to answer it. The call may cause the customer to lose focus on the sale, but you must use this time to help him or her regroup. Think about where you are in the sale, what you want to say when the call is completed, and how you can continue to move toward the close. If used properly, you can make this interruption work to your advantage.

YOUR CELLPHONE: As a salesperson, you should never have your cellphone on, with perhaps the single exception of when a close family member is ill and you are waiting for a medical report. If your cellphone rings, and you answer it, you can kiss the sale good-bye. If your cellphone vibrates and you look at it to identify the caller, you will probably lose the sale. The cellphone of a salesperson must be in the silent, non-vibrate mode when he or she is anywhere in the store. – DAVE RICHARDSON

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Stick to the Program — And Watch Your Sales Grow

When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

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Sales Truths: Beware the Cellular Sales Killer

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Sales Truths : Beware the Cellular Sales Killer

BY DAVID RICHARDSON

Sales Truths: Beware the Cellular Sales Killer

Published in the January 2012 issue.

SALES TRUTH: The cellphone is a wonderful technology … but is it really? Now you can make or receive a telephone call virtually anywhere, anytime, to or from anyone. Almost everyone has a cellphone — but how do you react when a cellphone call interrupts your sales presentation? Your actions could mean the difference between closing or losing the sale.

WHY IT’S TRUE: When a customer’s cellphone rings during the sale, you know they’re going to answer it. The call may cause the customer to lose focus on the sale, but you must use this time to help him or her regroup. Think about where you are in the sale, what you want to say when the call is completed, and how you can continue to move toward the close. If used properly, you can make this interruption work to your advantage.

YOUR CELLPHONE: As a salesperson, you should never have your cellphone on, with perhaps the single exception of when a close family member is ill and you are waiting for a medical report. If your cellphone rings, and you answer it, you can kiss the sale good-bye. If your cellphone vibrates and you look at it to identify the caller, you will probably lose the sale. The cellphone of a salesperson must be in the silent, non-vibrate mode when he or she is anywhere in the store. – DAVE RICHARDSON

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Wilkerson Testimonials | Zadok Master Jewelers

Stick to the Program — And Watch Your Sales Grow

When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

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