If you’re a reader of this blog, there’s no doubt that you want to increase your sales closing ratio.
Whether you’re a copywriter trying to increase your sales closing ratio for clients… or a business trying to close more prospects walking into your online or offline business… closing more sales will give you an immediate boost in income – which is always great!
ABC (Always Be Closing) – Bad Advice If You Take It The Wrong Way
In the movie “The Boiler Room” Alec Baldwin gives all the sales guys a big speech on the ABC of sales – Always Be Closing!
However… if you’ve watched that movie and taken his advice verbatim… you may have the wrong idea.
Here’s what I mean.
Let’s say a prospect comes to you and you get the sense that they’re not quite ready to buy… but are very interested in your product or service. If you take the “ABC” approach to heart – you’ll probably end up being too aggressive for that particular person and scaring them away.
And even if you DO close them… unless you make amends in the future – they probably won’t do business with you again simply for the fact that you were too aggressive with them in the first place.
(Unless they like that kind of thing, of course).
And in today’s society… less and less people are willing to accept being hard-closed by people like you and I. That means we need a new way of selling… a way that’s a little less aggressive.
Tomorrow – I’ll give you 3 ways to increase your sales ratio without being pushy. In fact, these 3 tips will help you not only with increasing your sales ratio… but help you build long-term relationships as well!
For today’s “homework” though – I’d like you to take just a few minutes to sit back and think of your approach to selling.
What percentage of prospects on average are you closing? Are you being too harsh… too easy? What would happen to your business if you could increase your closing percentage by 30% or so?
Think about that today… and check back tomorrow for some specifics on how to do this.
See you then!