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Sales Truths: There is No Business Like Show Business

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WHY IT’S TRUE We walk into a movie theater with a bag of popcorn in our hand, or perhaps snuggle comfortably in front of our TV to watch our favorite show. We look forward with great anticipation to the show and walk away either very satisfied, very ambivalent or very dissatisfied. At that moment we make subconscious decision whether or not to ever watch a show again with that particular producer, actor, etc.

PLAN OF ACTION People enter your store with specific expectations. Like it or not, you’re in show business and you and your staff are on stage every time the customer walks in. Enhance their experience by offering a friendly greeting while maintaining good eye contact. Make a dynamite presentation by using all the tools — the counter pad, the ring stick and the selvyt cloth. Make sure the stage is clear of all distractions such as fingerprints on the counter, lint or dirt on the floor. Then give ’em the best show ever!

[span class=note]This story is from the December 2009 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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