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When you spend your days immersed in the jewelry business, it’s tempting to throw around a few terms of the trade.

But in most cases, using jargon won’t help you make the sale. In fact, it’s likely to alienate your customer, says marketing specialist Jimmy DeGroot.

In the video below, DeGroot explains that your job isn’t to impress anyone, but to serve your customer’s needs and make a friend. Only in specific cases will using technical terms be helpful.


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Jimmy DeGroot is a jewelry store manager who has been in the business for over 20 years. Now he spends his time training teams around the world at jewelrystoretraining.com and sharing marketing advice through his blog site at jewelrymarketingguy.com. Sign up for training videos here.

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