we spend 24 min/hr selling…. Always, everyday
when people say sales, the adjective that comes to mind are pushy, smarmy, sleazy etc.
Sales can be a beautiful thing.
When people picture sales, 100% of the time they see a MAN! In a checkered blazer. Used cars, etc.
We have spent human existence in INFORMATION ASYMMETRY. Where the seller knew more than the buyer.
In the last 20 years Buyers now know more than Sellers!!!
Chapter 2: PERSUASION
Attunement: Seeing it through the other persons eyes. So very important.
E test! What is your PERSPECTIVE?
People with power need to dial it back to be most effective.
The EMPTY CHAIR exercise. Add an empty chair to the meeting to represent the client. What would they say?
Chapter 3: CLARITY
PAST: salesman had access to information no one else had = EXPERTISE
NOW: client has as much or more information.
Salesman's job is to CURATE the information. Make sense of it.
Past: Client wanted problem solving
Now: Client wants problem finding ( Challenger Sales
DP: 5 Whys? Ask like an annoying 4 yr old. KK: Tell me more.
Less is more:
We overvalue Additional information.
We undervalue Subtraction.
3 is most info a client wants.
4th argument is confusing. Cognition load is 3.
Chapter 4: SERVE OTHERS
Chapter 5: SOCIAL PROOF
Get them to do it for themselves.
Summon their own reasons for doing it.
Agitate, don't irritate.
Ask 2 irrational questions. Be armed with social proof.
Always have data , numbers as to what others are doing.
Chapter 6: MAKE IT EASY FOR THEM TO ACT
EG: Food drive. Break groups into Inclined to participate, and not inclined to participate.
Send general message/specific message that had name and instructions.
not inclined + general message = 0%
inclined + general message = 8%
inclined + specific message = 44%
not inclined+ specific message = 25%
If you want to make someone do something, make it easy!
Lesson: we over weigh personality and under weigh context.
Chapter 8: MIMICKING
It works. Watch /Wait/Wane..Pick up on something they do and wait 10 seconds and imitate.
Chapter 9: FRAMING
Understand the cognitive biases.
Loss aversion. We react more to a loss than to a gain.
Opportunity Costs. This is a bizarre bias. Once the money is spent, it is a different set of questions. But people respond to it!
EG: Two groups shown wheel of fortune. One shown 10, the other 65. When asked how many African countries are in the UN, first group averaged 25, the second 45. (there are 53). What we hear first impacts us. Set the terms of the discussion.
Long lists of positives don’t work.
Long list of benefits compared to a small negative is much more impactful
Buyers overvalue potential.
This is important for job interviews.
Create sense of uncertainty.
Chapter 10: SUNK COSTS
People overvalue sunk costs. Buyer and sellers should be aware of this.
Chapter 11: PITCHING LIKE A PRO
Effective pitches invite the other side into a conversation.
Are you better off today than 4 yrs ago. Reagan.
Must have the answer that fits the question.
Rhyme increases “Processing Fluency”
"If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit”
PIXAR PITCH, tell a STORY:
Once Upon A Time….
Because of that….
Then Because of THAT…