Here are 3 things you can do to avoid prospect objections:
Qualifying your prospects needs is so important in sales and really will help you to avoid prospect objections later down the line. In my DRIVER model, I talk about ‘investigating’ as a key element of the sales process. This means you should ask as many questions as possible to get to know what your prospect is looking for, what problems they are experiencing and how you can solve those problems. The best sales people know that asking the right questions is vital in sales in order to avoid objections and get beneath the surface of their prospect’s challenges. This does two things:
If your prospect doesn’t know exactly what they want, it’s going to be a waste of your time to have long meetings with them when you could be concentrating on hotter leads. It can be difficult to say no to a meeting when we’re hungry for a sale. However, be polite and let them know they need to qualify in their own minds exactly what they want before you can help them. Tell them you’re happy to help them further down the line but you need more information from them first. So there are 3 things to do to avoid prospect objections. I talk to my clients about having objection frameworks in place so that when you’re faced with an objection, you know exactly how to respond (check out this video to learn more about objection frameworks). Or, if you’d like assistance to put these in place, contact me here.
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