Avoid “Gotcha” Sales Questions and Keep Your Customers Comfortable


When you’re attempting to make a sale with your customers, there are certain things you just don’t say, and certain questions that you just don’t ask. For example, any questions that ask put some sort of pressure on the customer have the potential to immediately kill a sale. These are questions like, “If I could help you solve this problem, would you be ready to go ahead with that order today?”

These are questions that are specifically designed to get customers to commit early on to a purchase that they would not otherwise consider. While customers often agree simply out of shock to these requests, their respect level for the seller instantaneously drops. The chances of repeat business are extremely slim.

The thing is, so many of us who have worked in sales have been conditioned into asking these sorts of questions without considering the consequences. So how can we avoid doing so in the future?

Here are a few tips:

Have you ever had challenges avoiding these types of questions in customer service? How else can you avoid the “always be closing” mentality and instead focus truly on customer service?

by Christine Kelly

CEO and Queen Bee | Viral Solutions LLC

Copyright 2015 Viral Solutions LLC

Prior to joining Viral Solutions, Christine held executive leadership roles at some of the largest small business consulting firms in the USA. Her experience includes leading direct reports of over 130 remote sales agents who generated $38mm in annual revenue. She obtained her Marketing degree from British Columbia Institute of Technology. Bring her C-Suite experience to your small business. Although our company is virtual, and we can work with you wherever you are located, she is located in Denver, Colorado and owns a second home in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Viral Solutions LLC is a Digital Marketer Certified Partner, Infusionsoft Certified Consultant and a Mobit Certified Partner. We help overwhelmed small business owners duplicate themselves – so business can be fun again.


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