One of my new friends has a name I love because it tells you his expertise and you know immediately if you want a conversation with him about how he can help your business. What is his name? Mr. Inside Sales.
I am impressed with what he says and am inviting my friends, fans and readers to a free webinar on August 31.
Why not read some of his ideas and find out if you want to attend?
Overcoming Sales Objections
How to Overcome the “I Need to Think about it / Need to Wait until Next Week/Month / I’ll Get Back to You ” Objection by Mike Brooks
One of the oldest and most used smokescreens in the book is the, “I need to think about it” objection. So many sales reps struggle with this one because they think the prospect isn’t saying no, and so they don’t know how to respond to it.
Unfortunately, what many of you have found out is that your prospect actually is saying no – they’re just saying it in a way that makes it difficult for you to handle it. Well that will end for you today. By using the scripts below, you’ll see if your prospect really does need to think about it, or if he/she is blowing you off. Believe me you want to know now so you can save yourself weeks of chasing and begging a deal that will never close.
The following five scripts were taken from my Brand New Book of Phone Scripts and I encourage you to begin using them whenever you get this objection/put off.
How to overcome the “I need to think about it… ”
Response #1: “_________, whenever I tell someone I need to think about it, I usually mean one of three things: 1 – I’m not going to be a deal for whatever reason and I just want to get them off the phone, 2 – I kind of like the idea but I’m going to have to find the money or talk to my partner, or something else is holding me back, and 3 – I really like the idea, and I just have to move something around before I say yes.
Be honest with me ________, which one of those things is it for you right now?”
Response #2: “__________, I may have given you too much information on the warranty (or pick another part of your product or service here), is that what you need to think about?” (Now use your mute button and let them tell you what they are going to really think about.)
Response #3: “You know _________, if this isn’t for you, I’d rather have know right now – believe me, you won’t hurt my feelings. Tell me, where are you leaning right now? (It is always better to get this objection out of them early.)
Response #4: “__________, let’s face it – you’ve already been thinking about this for a long time. You know you have to make a change or nothing else will change with (your operating system, your results, etc.). Thinking about it more won’t fix things for you – only making a decision will. You like this, and you’ve already told me it would work for you. So let’s do this – go ahead and put me/this solution to work for you now and if you change your mind later you will still get the benefit that you’ve acknowledged you need. Here’s what we need to do to get you started…”
Response #5: “__________, what I’m hearing from you is essentially a no – and that’s alright. As a sales rep, I hear that all the time and it doesn’t bother me. It just means I haven’t yet explained the value proposition right. Tell me, what would it take to convince you that this would be a good idea to move forward with – and please be honest with me.”
If you liked these scripts and techniques, then you’ll love Mike’s FREE
Webinar called, “How to Overcome the Price Objection.” It’s on Tuesday,
August 31st, at Noon Eastern. Spots are limited so Register Now.
“How to Overcome the Price Objection”
Hope to see you there! Patricia Fripp
About Mike Brooks
With over 20 years of inside sales closing experience, Mike has been billed nationwide as Mr. Inside Sales. Once a bottom 80% producer, Mike learned and perfected the skills of Top 20% producers and became the number one sales rep out of 5 Southern California branch offices.
Author of the weekly Ezine, “Inside Sales Secrets of the Top 20%,” Mike’s proven techniques, strategies and skills are used successfully by companies in industries such as securities sales, high-tech sales, pharmaceuticals, equipment leasing and other business to business applications.
Mike combines proven, current tactics and skills with personal experience to provide a motivational and practical presentation.
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Mike this is great stuff. I think you should market your content more. It’s tough to handle sales objections well. I learned a way to do it 2 years ago, and it has worked ever since. http://senatorclub.co/handle-common-sales-objections-like-you-are-their-best-friend/ Anyway, I thought you’d appreciate the Best Friend Formula too.