Sales Meeting Rapport Building [Sales Process Part 3 of 9]
When your sales meeting starts, do not go straight into selling mode. People buy from people, so your first priority is to create some basic human contact. Start (or extend) your relationship with some basic rapport building.
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Sales and Selling Skills
This video is part of course module 8.4.1
Program 8: Managing Customers and Clients
Course 4: Sales / Selling Skills
Section 1: The Sales Process
Other videos that describe the Sales Process:
🎬 The Sales Process https://youtu.be/iPZNem-Xguw
🎬 Sales Prospecting https://youtu.be/m7bQ4wNeZmo
🎬 Pre-Sales Activities https://youtu.be/lEBsFG_jqnU
🎬 Opening the Sales Meeting https://youtu.be/gjI7e-DBPH4
🎬 Diagnosing the Need https://youtu.be/pAsYVf4E3to
🎬 Presenting Solutions https://youtu.be/xf-mhhbL2tk
🎬 Handling Objections https://youtu.be/S6JFm46Gfso
🎬 Seeking Commitment https://youtu.be/1D1-VC9Ccjk
🎬 After Sales Activities https://youtu.be/3qrrlXwDjJI
In the sales process, rapport simply means forming a working relationship – the basis for growing an effective future supplier-client relationship.
You need to make a good first impression: congenial, yet professional. Reliable, yet self-confident.
This starts with appearance.
You also need to pay equal attention to courtesy and good manners. I
Next, be sure to be punctual and well-organized.
On meeting, shake their hand and enquire about their wellbeing.
Listen to what they say, take an interest in them, and ask polite questions, rather than offer opinions.
As you move into the opening stage of the sales call (the next video), offer to introduce yourself. There are two levels of introduction:
1. the lightweight ‘I’m Mike, from Management Courses’ that sets up rapport-building, and
2. the more detailed (but concise) introduction you will use in the opening stage, to establish your credibility.
Sometimes there will be other people in the meeting. If they don’t introduce themselves, take an interest and ask about them.
Treat each one as being as important as the other. You do not know the relationships and power structures among them.
Remember, your aim in this short, but important, part of your sales meeting is to establish enough of a personal connection to make the next stages easier and more effective.
There are many books that introduce sales and selling. These are the ones I have, and can recommend:
📖 To Sell Is Human https://geni.us/L2EQmt
📖 The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need https://geni.us/AEAVD5
📖 The New Strategic Selling https://geni.us/Zt2Z9n3
📖 SPIN Selling https://geni.us/Ir5xu
📖 The Psychology of Selling https://geni.us/AjR8AA
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00:00 – Don’t go straight into selling mode!
00:28 – Rapport collection
01:03 – First impression
01:21 – Appearance
01:52 – Courtesy and good manners
02:29 – Punctual and well-organized
02:44 – On meeting…
03:08 – About yourself…
04:08 – An important tip: other people
05:10 – Summing up
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