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Sales Truths: Some People Aren’t Happy Unless They Are Complaining

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WHY IT’S TRUE Everybody has a bad day now and then, they deal with it, and it’s over. Some people, however, allow this to block their sense of rational thinking, and anyone in their way had better look out.

PLAN OF ACTION While the negative comments might begin to infuriate you, appear interested and ask open-ended questions. Avoid crossing your arms, placing your hands on your hips or shifting from one leg to the other, as this could appear challenging or threatening. Encourage this individual to sit down and continue the conversation. This will take some of the energy out of the complaint. You may not be able to resolve the problem, but you have taken generous steps in that direction.

[span class=note]This story is from the October 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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Sales Truths: Some People Aren’t Happy Unless They Are Complaining

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WHY IT’S TRUE Everybody has a bad day now and then, they deal with it, and it’s over. Some people, however, allow this to block their sense of rational thinking, and anyone in their way had better look out.

PLAN OF ACTION While the negative comments might begin to infuriate you, appear interested and ask open-ended questions. Avoid crossing your arms, placing your hands on your hips or shifting from one leg to the other, as this could appear challenging or threatening. Encourage this individual to sit down and continue the conversation. This will take some of the energy out of the complaint. You may not be able to resolve the problem, but you have taken generous steps in that direction.

[span class=note]This story is from the October 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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She Wanted to Spend More Time with Her Kids. She Called Wilkerson.

Your children are precious. More precious than gold? Absolutely! Just ask Lesley Ann Davis, owner of Lesley Ann Jewels, an independent jewelry store that — until the end of 2023 — had quite a following in Houston, Texas. To spend more time with her four sons, all in high school, she decided to close her store. Luckily, she was familiar with Wilkerson and called them as soon as she knew she wanted to move on to bigger, better and more family-focused things. Was she happy with her decision? Yes, she was. Says Davis, “Any owner looking to make that life change, looking to retire, looking to close, looking for a pause in their career, I would recommend Wilkerson. Hands down!”

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