Value Based Selling and Recruiting

Are you up to speed with value-based selling and recruiting? Are you an enroller or a recruiter? Do you influence people with integrity based on what is important to them, or based on what is important to you?

 

Are you up to speed with value-based selling and recruiting? Are you an enroller or a recruiter? Do you influence people with integrity based on what is important to them, or based on what is important to you? Long-term success in sales today requires that we build long-term relationships with our prospects and clients. This can only be done when we put their interests first. Are you old school: selling me anything that pays? Are you new school: building a client or customer for life? Take this test and see.

Please rate yourself on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most true and 1 being the least true.

The word “product” is meant here to infer product, service or opportunity … whatever it is you have to sell.

1. You have friends that are NOT customers or clients.  
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2. Most of your clients ARE friends in the loose sense of the word.  
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3. You occasionally advise prospects that your product is not the best for them and mean it (it is not a cute take-away ploy).  
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4. You know a lot more about your clients than just what products they buy from you.  
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5. You correspond with your prospects and clients about subjects other than the products they buy from you.  
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6. You ask a lot of questions of your prospects.  
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7. You learn what is important to your prospects (their values) prior to selling them.  
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8. You learn what might be missing for your prospects before selling them.  
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9. You listen.  
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10. You listen without prejudging.  
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11. You listen without jumping to conclusions.  
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12. You listen without interrupting.  
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13. You listen for what they really want.  
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14. You listen for what they don't really want.  
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15. You listen for what they are afraid of.  
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16. You listen for what they may not be telling you.  
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17. You speak on their level, at their speed, in their tone, at their volume, using a similar vocabulary.  
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18. You focus on them. Nothing about you is important here.  
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19. You offer what you have based on what they really want or need, not based on what you need to sell today.  
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20. You allow people to buy versus manipulating them into deciding to do what you want.  
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21. You allow people their opinions, concerns and objections without arguing or making them wrong.  
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22. You are proactive in “Listening Through Objections” (if you do not know exactly what this is, you probably don't).  
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23. You allow people to buy you as much as your product.  
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24. You follow up exactly as promised.  
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25. You allow for earning a new friend even if there is no sale.  
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26. You follow up systematically at least once a week for the first month and then at least once every 3 months forever to maintain your place in their mind.  
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27. You look for ways to be of service, both in the use of the product and any other way in their life to build value and relationship.  
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28. You tell stories to help your prospect see and feel the value of the product.  
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29. Your enthusiasm for the product shows through powerfully.  
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30. You use appropriate humor to enroll them.  
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31. Your prospects end up buying because they like and trust you. The reason is often stronger than any connection they have to the benefits of your product.  
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32. Your prospects feel like they can tell you the truth about their product experiences after the sale.  
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33. Your prospects offer you referrals.  
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34. You relentlessly ask for referrals.  
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35. You continue selling after the sale to ensure they feel great about their decision.  
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36. You love the art of selling.  
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37. You use the products or services yourself and love what you sell.  
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38. You have enough current customers to keep you in business for 10 or more years.  
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