To Close More Sales, Open This

December 19, 2018

If I were to ask you if you have an open mind when you enter a sales conversation, you would likely nod and think, “of course I do.” Most sales people would, but an open mind is not so simple, especially as the value of a potential sale climbs higher and higher.

A first meeting with a prospect can become a complex juggling act of agendas and concerns as you and your prospect both do your best to determine if continuing the conversation is worthwhile.

As the value of the prospect increases—which means the competition for that prospect’s attention increases in tandem—creating an engaging, thought-provoking meeting becomes more and more critical. The prospect already has an advisor, and she fields pitches from your competitors on a regular basis. To win the business, you have to stand out, and that means having a different kind of conversation.

Here is what most advisors don’t do when they enter a meeting: Listen.

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