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Sales Truths : Life is 80% Perception and 20% Reality

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Sales Truths : Life is 80% Perception and 20% Reality

BY DAVID RICHARDSON

Published in the October 2013 issue.

WHY IT IS TRUE: The reality: A couple married for 40 years comes into the store and announces that they would like to trade in their wedding set on something much “nicer.” After 20 productive minutes they make a selection, make the trade and prepare to walk out of the store. With a smile on your face, you wish them the very best. Hmmm.

PLAN OF ACTION: The reality: The woman just traded in one of the most prized possessions in her life, her wedding set. Yes, they are happy, but could you make them even happier? Consider suggesting that you could create a pendant from the wedding set that would make a beautiful heirloom for one of their children or grandchildren. It would be an heirloom they would treasure forever. Got multiple children or grandchildren? Could be a great opportunity to create multiple heirlooms they would treasure forever. Never — DAVE RICHARDSON

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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Sales Truths : Life is 80% Perception and 20% Reality

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Sales Truths : Life is 80% Perception and 20% Reality

BY DAVID RICHARDSON

Published in the October 2013 issue.

WHY IT IS TRUE: The reality: A couple married for 40 years comes into the store and announces that they would like to trade in their wedding set on something much “nicer.” After 20 productive minutes they make a selection, make the trade and prepare to walk out of the store. With a smile on your face, you wish them the very best. Hmmm.

PLAN OF ACTION: The reality: The woman just traded in one of the most prized possessions in her life, her wedding set. Yes, they are happy, but could you make them even happier? Consider suggesting that you could create a pendant from the wedding set that would make a beautiful heirloom for one of their children or grandchildren. It would be an heirloom they would treasure forever. Got multiple children or grandchildren? Could be a great opportunity to create multiple heirlooms they would treasure forever. Never — DAVE RICHARDSON

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SPONSORED VIDEO

When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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