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Sales Truths: You Make More Sales By Listening Than By Speaking Well

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What we know about how you sellTRUTH #4 
YOU MAKE MORE SALES BY LISTENING WELL THAN SPEAKING WELL. 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE: Many salespeople believe their job is to use their verbal skills to convince the customer to make a purchase. Big mistake! Have you ever wrecked a potentially good sale by talking too much? Sure, you have. We are all very knowledgeable about our store and our merchandise, but not every customer wants to hear about the four C’s or how to propose marriage. The most important verbal skill you can learn is knowing when to shut up.  
 
PLAN OF ACTION: Ask open-ended questions to get customers talking and uncover their real needs. And when the customer is talking, listen ? really listen ? to their response rather than thinking about what you are going to say next. The result: you may not have to close the sale … the customer will do it for you.

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Sales Truths: You Make More Sales By Listening Than By Speaking Well

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What we know about how you sellTRUTH #4 
YOU MAKE MORE SALES BY LISTENING WELL THAN SPEAKING WELL. 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE: Many salespeople believe their job is to use their verbal skills to convince the customer to make a purchase. Big mistake! Have you ever wrecked a potentially good sale by talking too much? Sure, you have. We are all very knowledgeable about our store and our merchandise, but not every customer wants to hear about the four C’s or how to propose marriage. The most important verbal skill you can learn is knowing when to shut up.  
 
PLAN OF ACTION: Ask open-ended questions to get customers talking and uncover their real needs. And when the customer is talking, listen ? really listen ? to their response rather than thinking about what you are going to say next. The result: you may not have to close the sale … the customer will do it for you.

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Maximize Every Sale with Wilkerson

When it’s time to run a sale, whether it’s a retirement, going-out-of-business, anniversary or “we’ve got too much merchandise” sale, let Wilkerson handle the details. The Diamond Galleria did just that when they selected Wilkerson to run its liquidation sale. According to Sharon, their CPA, it was the right choice. “We could have done a going-out-of-business sale ourselves and done 30 to 40 percent of what we actually sold with Wilkerson involved,” she says. Seeing the strategies that Wilkerson puts in place for every sale was something that convinced her they had made the right move. “I would highly recommend Wilkerson to anyone considering this type of sale.”

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