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Are You Communicating With Archaic Expressions?

Pardon me if I sound like a broken record, but I’m about to climb up on my soapbox, so don’t touch that dial! If that sentence made sense, you probably need to adjust the way you talk with colleagues and customers. If it didn’t make sense, you’re the reason why.

As with nearly every other aspect of life, language is constantly changing. English is full of colorful expressions, but when the situations that inspired those expressions go away, the phrases gradually become meaningless. And, when people are born long after the inspiration has faded away, the phrases make no sense at all.

For many years, members of the Baby Boom generation dominated popular culture. Now, as Boomers grow older, they’re finding that many of the expressions that were a part of their culture (and that of their parents) result in blank stares from younger folks in the workplace.

Take my reference to “soapbox.” Way back when products were shipped in wooden crates, people who wanted to be heard in public places would often stand atop those crates. Boxes used to ship soap were the perfect size for rising above the crowd, so “climbing up on a soapbox” became a synonym for speaking in public, particularly when advocating for a certain position and cause. Although wooden crates have gone the way of buggy whips, the expression has lived on. You’ll still hear businesspeople talk about getting up on their soapboxes or saying that they’ll make a “soapbox speech,” unaware that most of their colleagues under age 40 have no idea what they’re talking about.

My favorite example is “toll-free call.” It’s been at least 40 years since I heard anyone mention a “toll call,” which is how your grandparents referred to what your parents called long-distance calls. In the pre-wireless days, calling someone who was more than a few miles away would result in an extra charge, or “toll.” While we no longer talk about toll calls, commercials and print ads still encourage us to call “toll-free.” Other archaic phone-related terms that refer to ancient concepts are “hang up” as the way to end the call, “dial” for pressing the keypad when placing a call, and “dial tone” for the sound that let you know a landline is working correctly. (And when folks under 50 hear about a “party line,” they assume it’s a reference to a political stance.)

The “broken record” reference is another that doesn’t make much sense to non-boomers, most of whom never knew the horror of a scratch in their favorite vinyl Rolling Stones effort. The scratch caused a skip, leading Mick Jagger to sing the same phrase over and over. Those who were raised on cassette tapes, CDs, MP3s, or streamed music have no familiarity with that issue, so the phrase becomes meaningless.

Another media channel that birthed expressions that no longer make sense is television. Boomers have been admonished not to “touch that dial,” they’ve all “flipped through channels,” they’ve “taped programs,” and referred to the TV itself as “the tube.” In an age of digital remotes, DVRs and streaming, and TVs constructed without a single tube, those terms make no sense to a growing number of people.

There’s a host of similar expressions that Boomers continue to use that mean little or nothing to younger listeners or readers. Most have never “rolled down” a car window. If you’ve never seen Great-grandma’s washing machine, how could you appreciate someone being “put through the wringer?” Giving a “clean slate” to someone who attended school in an age of tablets and smart boards may not be seen as an obvious favor. And if you tell them to push the “pound sign,” they’re probably not going to know you were referring to the hashtag.

What’s my point? Most people assume that everyone else understands what they say or write. Boomers in particular have a tendency to believe that the rest of the world follows their lead. But if your audience is made of people from a different age group or cultural background, you’re probably not getting the understanding you expect.

It isn’t their responsibility to understand you, either. You have the responsibility for making sure that your audience understands. That means speaking or writing in language that’s familiar to them. Even if you choose to reject that responsibility, you’ll want to do it because it’s the only way to ensure that your communication will be effective. It’s also better than going on like a broken record.

Best Offline Marketing Strategies

Did you notice that online business is growing faster than we imagine? It is the best way to communicate or even selling online since we’re living in a modern world. Just one click and you’re good to go.

But did you also realize that we can use offline business that can be more profitable than online services? Here’s a best offline marketing strategies that we can use.

This works for any big ticket item you are selling one-on-one. For example, maybe you sell SEO services to brick and mortar business. Or perhaps you sell coaching over the phone to people who got a free 20 minute session with you.

This works in print as well, but it works even better when you’re actually talking to the person.

Let’s say you sell list building systems to local businesses. You’ve sat down with them, explained exactly what you can do for them and they’re excited. “How much do you charge?” they want to know.

Let’s say you charge $1,000 a month for the service. Tell them you normally charge $2,000, and explain why your service is a tremendous deal at that price. Then tell them that if they will allow you to use them as a case study, you will knock that price in half.

Here’s the beauty of this system:

First, you’ve already primed them for a higher price, so when you offer the lower price, they’re actually relieved and much more likely to say yes.

Second, in the back of their mind they’re thinking, “If s/he is using my business as a case study, that means s/he’s going to work extra hard to get good results.” Which makes perfect sense, because you wouldn’t want a case study that failed.

Third, you can use these case studies to bring in new clients. For example, let’s say you performed a service for a plumber. Now you can contact plumbers in other cities and show them the exact results you achieved in that first plumbing business. When they see these specific results, they are much more likely to sign on.

The same goes for any other service you provide to local businesses, professionals, coaching clients, etc.

Show them your ‘regular’ price, then offer the option of getting a reduced price in exchange for allowing you to use them as a case study.

One caveat: In the case of personal coaching (versus business coaching) you might want to change their name in your case study to protect your client’s privacy.

Promote Your Business on a New Level

It is easy to get too focused on the benefits of your products and services. Yet consumers have heard that all before. They want something fresh, a new approach, and something that entices them to make the purchase. Keep this in mind when you discuss exhibition stand design with your provider. Let them know who your audience is.

They should be willing to conduct some research too in order to find out what that particular audience is interested in. They can address current trends, how the consumer sees the benefits, and if it is considered a want or a need. Based on such details, the exhibition stand design provider can create some ideas for you to evaluate.

Your Input

While they are the ones that will create those designs, your input is a big part of what they will come up with. Share with them the vision you have for your business. Perhaps you have some ideas you would like them to expand on. Giving them that foundation to work from can help them do exactly what you want.

You will find most exhibition stand design provides are great listeners. They are excited to help you and motivated to find a great solution. They have ideas turning in their heads and they want to make them a reality for you. Share with them all you can so they can create some concepts for you.

Final Decisions

Thanks to technology, exhibition stand design professionals are able to create variations of concepts quickly. They can do so with computer software rather than all by hand. When they talk to you about the designs, look through them and point out what you love and what you aren’t fond of. Perhaps just a few minor tweaks will have to be done.

If you don’t like any of the ideas, don’t move forward. You have the final decision and nothing should be printed without your approval. You need something unique, appealing, and relating to your business. You need to appease your target audience so they will be encouraged to take the next step in the process of buying your products or services.

Printing

Once you agree on the concept to be created, the printing can be discussed. How large would you like the exhibition stand design to be? Can it be rolled up or will it need to lay flat? What colours will be used for the printing to make it professional and appealing? Make sure you are on board with all of this including the cost before they go into production.

The time it will take to complete the work depends on the exhibition stand design you hire, their methods, and other work they have ahead of yours. Start the planning early on so you aren’t rushed to make decisions so you can get to a trade show or for a launch of a new product or service you offer.

Display

All of the effort you put into it is going to pay off when you see that display in place. You can be proud of it, and you will be excited as it starts to draw in consumers. You will see an increase in sales if it has been done well. This is a wonderful marketing opportunity that isn’t pressuring your customer base either. They will be encouraged to buy without those harsh tactics.

Finding the right provider is essential, so take your time to explore who is out there. Look at prices, their communication skills, and ask to see samples of other work they have done for businesses. You need to know they are diverse, reliable, and have great skills to create your design.

Four Tips for Success in Legal Marketing

Until ten years ago, I never would have never given myself the title “marketer” in addition to being a lawyer. I always did what it took to keep those phones ringing and e-mail inquiries coming in, but I didn’t label it as marketing, and I certainly didn’t have a marketing plan.

Like my lawyer father before me, I always had natural sources of business. Dad and I sent out our annual holiday cards, met our lawyer friends for lunch and attended bar association meetings and events.

Over the past decade, I have slowly become more and more enmeshed in the world of legal marketing.

It’s a very interesting world. It’s a profession unto itself.

Most of the large law firms have marketing departments with different positions, including business development specialists, marketing directors, directors of communications and event planners.

The smaller and mid-size firms might have one or two marketers who handle all the marketing for the firm and are considered generalists. Many firms hire interns to assist with marketing tasks or marketing consultants to keep them on task.

Individual attorneys hire their own marketing coaches or even sales coaches to teach them how to turn a potential new client (PNC) into an actual client. Some lawyers I know hire coaches to teach them how to package themselves, including how to dress, how to develop “elevator speeches” and how to network.

Over the years, I’ve picked up several tips:

Stay within your comfort zone. There are many methods and opportunities to market yourself. Unless your sole job is rainmaker, there is definitely limited time for legal marketing.

Make sure to use your time wisely and pick the one or two methods that feel the most comfortable to you. For example, if you are on the quieter side and don’t do well networking in large groups, use your marketing time in other ways. Invite a potential referral source to lunch, join a committee in a volunteer organization or find a smaller networking group that feels more intimate.

Brand yourself within your firm. If you work in a firm of 40 lawyers who all do the same type of work as you do, you must find a way to differentiate yourself.

Find your passion and try to incorporate that into the work that you do.

In the divorce world, there are attorneys who concentrate on working exclusively with men, the LGBT community, athletes, etc.

Just because you have your own brand doesn’t mean you aren’t a firm team player. In fact, by representing your firm in a niche area, you are bringing extra visibility to the firm.

Get online. More than ever, the Internet is an additional marketing tool. If you or your firm doesn’t have a website, now is the time to create one.

If your firm has its own website, make sure that your credentials stand out by continually updating your bio and qualifications. Also, make sure your website or blog can be read easily on mobile devices.

Find the time to market. Like any busy service business, clients come first. I will be the first to admit that some weeks or months, my marketing takes a backseat to all the client emergencies that arise. Schedule in your marketing time as you would any other important appointment.

Especially on the Internet, you have to stay on top of everything. It takes time to move into a good position on search results and only little time to drop down.

7 Creative Ways To Inject New Life Into Your Marketing Plan

All companies will find themselves at odds with their marketing strategy. This isn’t to say that they are not getting the results they want from the plan. It just seems as though the plan in, and of itself, grows a bit stale and worn. What’s more, all successful companies find that in order to stay on the cutting edge and attract new customers, they need to tweak their marketing approach to appeal to new audiences.

it’s a risk that has tremendous rewards, and even more key is the idea that you don’t have to go too crazy with new approaches. With these seven slight, creative tweaks, you can breathe new life into your marketing:

1. Use Social Media a Little Differently – Themes in social media are the name of the game to get likes and looks. Try using this to your advantage. Maybe a “Throwback-Thursday” hashtag on a picture can be a fun way to show your business (and your hairstyle) from ‘back in the day’ and where things are now. The strategy is not too outlandish, but it’s just cool enough.

2. Get Your Customer In On the Action – Your customers are your best business outreach. It’s through their experience with your product that others are drawn to you. Let them submit pictures of themselves with your product (ease may vary depending on your product), and depending on likes or shares, they could win a gift card. This way, you’re actively connecting with your customers, fostering relationships, and getting them to help market a company they like.

3. Infographics – Embrace visuals! Online attention spans can be short, so why not hit potential customers with interesting information in the form of an interesting graphic? This way, a lot of information gets shared in a small amount of time, and you increase your chance of having the graphic be shared.

4. Embrace ‘The List’ – Whether it’s a ‘Top 10’ or a ‘Top 5’, by creating a ranking of an item, you’ve created a place for discourse on whether others agree or not. Moreover, you’ve now created an interaction based on a passion of the prospective customer, and that can certainly create attention for your company.

5. Show Some Personality – People enjoy connecting with companies that are personable. Maybe your employees are all college football fans. Guess what? So might your customers, so let your school colors show. You could even have fun with memes!

6. “Gamification” – Everyone enjoys games, so find a way to blend your product into a game of sorts. Maybe a themed online treasure hunt based in your company’s industry may elicit new information about your product & get people to see what makes you so unique.

7. Titles Matter – When it comes to your content, your title is the major draw. You need to work on the best way to get eyes & mouse-clicks, and this means carefully crafting your titles. It’s a small thing, but you’d be surprised how much this matters.

7 Effective Strategies on Marketing Your Business Locally

When I was studying for my business degree and before my company was formed, I was in need of an outlet to be around other like-minded women. Years previous I was a member of the local Valley Women’s Network so revisited their luncheons.

Even though funds were very tight at the time, it was important for me to have some human interaction – even if only once a month.

Little did I know, going to these meetings ended up being the catalyst for our birth.

During this time I connected with women entrepreneurs who were either eager to start a new business or take their business to the next level. Being the former webmaster for the Vancouver Sun and Province, it was a natural thing for them to ask me questions about branding and websites. I was more than happy to share my knowledge.

Eventually conversations evolved into them hiring me so they could get the help they wanted with their marketing presence.

The next thing I knew I was in business as a web developer!

That was over 12 years ago and I’m proud to say a handful of those women are still clients today.

I have to smile when I think about it because I really had no intention of starting my own business. I was going back to school with the idea of landing a CIO position somewhere.

Turns out my calling was much more important than that – helping business owners realize their dream.

The Many Benefits of Attending Local Live Events

Fast forward to present day, I still value the connections made when attending networking and other similar events.

Recently I was in Vernon attending the WOW-Woman of Worth Conference where I had an opportunity to get to know many incredible women I would never have met otherwise. (I was inspired to write these networking tips while there.)

I am also a member of the Business Professional Women’s Group and attend meetings in Langley and Abbotsford.

The connections found at events like these have been invaluable – not only professionally but also personally.

Social Media and Online Marketing is Not the Only Way to Generate New Business

Sometimes with Social Media and online marketing being so prevalent we forget about our own back yard and the opportunities available to us. All we have to do is simply step away from the computer and check them out.

My business was literally created by connecting with people locally.

And just because Social Media has taken over the online networking landscape, doesn’t mean there’s any less value in building your business at that grass-roots level.

Do you market your business in your hometown?

If hiding behind your computer has become the norm for you, I encourage you to explore local opportunities to get better known in your home town.

Here’s seven tips, ideas and suggestions on how you can take advantage of generating business through local efforts:

1. Network where your target market is hanging out. First be clear on WHO that target market is and then do some research on where they gather.

This is an easy one if you are a B2B business like mine; there’s plenty of networking groups available tailored for that crowd.

But you might have to look at other shared interests. For instance, if your target market is very health conscious, join a popular yoga group and get to know those people who attend.

2. Volunteer at community groups. Volunteering in community groups are a great way to boost your visibility. Not only are they a great way to give back to your community but also an excellent way for you to showcase your skills and expertise.

Do a search for groups that could use your skillset. A great example is if you are a bookkeeper or accountant – volunteer to be the bookkeeper for the group.

3. Create your own Meet-up. Setting up local, more casual events on a subject you know would be of interest to your target market is a great way to build your brand visibility.

These types of gatherings can be very beneficial to the attendees where you can offer something of value to them and showcase your expertise at the same time.

4. Set up a trade show booth. Many trade shows have thousands of visitors. They are a great way to build your brand visibility and bring more awareness to your business offerings with the local crowd.

Set up a professional display and strike up conversations with those showing interest in what you are offering.

Be sure to have a way for them to get onto your mailing list by offering a draw or free giveaway. Just be sure they check off a box giving permission to receive your regular newsletters.

5. Join the local Chamber of Commerce. Even if your target market is not business owners, there are still plenty of great reasons for you to get to know other business owners in your area by joining your local chamber.

Not only can they be a great referral source for you, but they are still people who could be interested in what you have to offer at a personal level.

6. Nominate others for awards. We had the honour of being nominated for, and won the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence award in 2016 in the home based business category.

I was also nominated for a WOW – Woman of Worth award in the Business & Prosperity category. The amount of free publicity and exposure we received for each of these awards was priceless.

I encourage you to nominate someone for similar awards. Not only is it very gratifying to make someone else’s day, you also gain a lot of exposure from being the person who nominated them. Another option is to be an award sponsor, again bringing you great satisfaction and business exposure.

7. Don’t forget your business card! While some may poo-poo this, I’m still a believer in the value of business cards.

Get professional cards designed and printed. Use them wisely – always ask the other person you’re talking with for their card first and reciprocation will ensue.

Your business card is a first touch-point that person will see your visual brand so ensure you give off the right first impression with a professionally designed one.

Aside from getting out there and getting involved in local community activities, you could also take advantage of various paid advertising opportunities. Newspaper advertorials, radio ad spots, sponsorships and even billboards can all be taken advantage of at a local level.

Don’t Forget About Your Website

No matter what kind of activities we are doing when trying to drum up new business, don’t forget the importance of your website.

With every potential customer you meet, assume they will be heading to your website to check out you and your services. They might even do it right there so ensure your website is mobile friendly and shares the right brand messaging that will compel them into action and hire or buy from you.

The Basic Old School Marketing Tips

Marketing methods might change, but people don’t.

Not really.

I know a guy who consistently makes seven figures in his business without studying the newest, latest and greatest online marketing techniques.

Instead, he studies traditional “offline” methods that have worked for decades, not just weeks or years.

His customers love him and his products sell like crazy.

For example, he knows that people need to see an advertisement in a newspaper or magazine as many as 7 times before they buy.

So he uses retargeting – those ads that seems to follow you from website to website – to make sure he gets seen enough times to make the sale.

He knows from old school marketing that people do business with those they know, like and trust.

And when they want to make another purchase, they again go back to the person they know, like and trust.

So he does everything he can to treat his customers like family and earn their trust.

Of course he uses technology to automate everything, but that doesn’t change the fact that he loves his customers and lets that love show in every communication.

He also keeps a list of VIP clients and treats them accordingly. He’ll create a personal video for a single client, or send them a gift or snail mail letter. In fact, he does one of these every single day for his VIP’s, which might account for how well he sells BIG ticket items in the $2000 to $5000 range.

He looks out for customers much like a best friend might. When he sees something that he believes is a scam, he warns them away from it. When he thinks of something that will help his customers, he shares it the same day.

He visits client’s websites and leaves comments. He answers emails, and I mean he actually answers them himself if it’s a VIP client.

Online really is the same as offline, in that we are dealing with PEOPLE. Funny how we tend to forget that sometimes.

If you had a store with people walking in the door, you would hopefully see them as people. But online they can turn into faceless email addresses, which I think is why so many online marketers struggle.

They forget that online marketing is actually a PEOPLE business.

So grab an old marketing book and start reading. Ask yourself how it applies to the internet.

You might be surprised at your results.

How to Optimise Mobile Marketing Strategy?

The companies or the establishing entrepreneurs, who are desperately waiting to grow their business along with the customer’s loyalty, shall not ignore the mobile strategies in the current scenario. Nowadays every consumer wants details of their interested brands on their mobile gadget. Though small businesses do not need to launch their app but for renowned brands mobile promotion is necessary. Just like other marketing tactics, mobile marketing strategy also follows the same principle of business promotions.

Base of mobile strategies

  • Firstly, do a thorough homework on your customer’s nature of requirements from the companies. You should know that on what applications your customers will interact and engage themselves after confirming your audience’s reviews.
  • Secondly, enable maximum features of your brand in mobile applications for your store to give the customers wide range of options. Your mobile app should be customer friendly so that a new user can also access your store app without difficulty.
  • And lastly, be specific about your business product or service you are going to provide to the customers. For example, if you are a cloth retailer then choose the appropriate app and searches to simplify the work of your audiences.

Now let us discuss the steps of optimising mobile marketing strategy:

Increase micro-moments – today customers don’t have time to wait for the long and in-depth answers or graphs against their searches. Instead, they are interested in quick replies and this option of delivering answers to the audience searches is termed as micro-moments by Google. Customers are more frequent on mobile devices rather opening the screen of laptops or desktops. Therefore the business owners should design the instant replies in small bit sizes to satisfy the customer’s queries.

QR codes requirement – Another important way to streamline your business is to enable QR codes option for the customers. This feature helps in comparing the prices of other stores quickly by scanning the QR codes available on the mobile sites. The feature helps in comparing the price of the products quickly and helps in purchasing them with confidence.

Promote sales through special offers – when you develop mobile apps for your viewers you should keep in mind that you have limited windows of opportunities to catch the customer’s attention. Hence the best way is to offer special discounts on your products on the mobile site. For this, you can send alerts to your customers on their mobile numbers to increase the response rate of your viewers.

3 Effective Tactics That Will Motivate Your Healthcare Email Marketing Strategy

Based on the success metrics, it won’t be wrong to say that email marketing is one of the most powerful marketing channels that can give any brand wider customer reach and greater visibility. If supported by an effective email strategy, healthcare businesses too can transform ideas into action.

Before clicking on the send button, try to check how competent and capable is your present healthcare email marketing strategy. Even a small loophole in the process can end up causing severe damage to your overall campaign.

Hence, don’t just sit and regret on what you missed and what you could have done. Follow the below three steps to trigger the development of a thoughtful B2B healthcare email strategy that can strike the chord of increased sales and better revenue.

Knowing Your Audience Should Be Priority

A general understanding of the market and the buyers, in particular, is not enough to excel as a B2Bhealthcare email marketer. For a service-based industry like healthcare, knowing the audience just based on digital interactions and data will not serve the purpose of marketers. As the market is huge, so the competition for survival is fierce. To be ahead of other healthcare marketers, you need to understand the day-to-day needs of your targeted audience and approach them with messages aligned to their needs.

Hence to know your customers beyond the world of the Internet then get in touch with engineers, sales representatives, and product managers within your healthcare organization who interacts with the audience in real life. These people are the one who deals with customers during the purchasing process in person on a one-on-one basis, so they know their concerns, choices, and demands. Using their personal experience with buyers both before and after the purchase, healthcare marketers can get to know who is buying their product and why. And so can address them accordingly with offers and features that can benefit the buying personas.

Highlight Your Product’s Speciality and Expertise

The B2B market is more complex, challenging and advanced as compared to the B2C market. Especially when you are dealing with health related products and services, you need to stay updated to the market demands and be ready with offerings that can facilitate uninterrupted healthcare services to millions as a whole.

But the tricky part here is making your audience know what you offer and how it is better than the others. Healthcare email marketing campaigns with flowery words will not work in that case. You need to make your customers aware of what benefits they get when they use your product. Be it healthcare industry or any other in general; it is ultimately the utility and problem-solving capabilities of your product that lure your audience to purchase them. No matter how decorative the email is or how engaging the subject line of your email is, if your product cannot solve customer concerns, then it is of no use to them. So, your healthcare email campaigns should target at bringing out the best features of your products before the targeted audience.

Don’t Forget to Personalize

Today, almost all the businesses are focusing more on providing their customers a personalized experience with every interaction done via email, phone or in person. The practice of providing a customer experience which is well-aligned with the consumer’s preferences and specific needs has become one of the major trends in the digital world. Adoption of trigger-based messages and call-to-action to better engage with the targeted audience has increased considerably in the recent times.

As a B2B healthcare email marketer, you need to remember that a growing industry like healthcare, just sending an email will not be successful in capturing customer attention. There are many in the field offering the same services and products that you deal with. Now, to stand out in the crowd, high-level of personalization is essential. Remember, you are marketing to humans and not robots. Hence, contact your audience with messages that provide solutions to their problems,address their needs and help them add value to their business. Acknowledging customers and making them feel special is the key to a successful healthcare email campaign.

Conclusion

The key to an effective email marketing strategyis all about presenting the right information to the right people so that leads are generated, and prospects are converted into paying customers. All you need to do is utilize your expert product knowledge and detailed understanding of your audience as the base of your B2B email marketing strategy.

Make a Post Sale Strategy For Your Returning Customers

Any sales pitch is usually incomplete without a wellcrafted sales presentation. Regardless how good the relationship a sales individual has with the buyer, a sales presentation will always be the only bit of document that can help the piece of cake the deal effectively. For this very reason, this piece of the document needs to address the client’s needs and inspire them to vote in favor of the perspective being presented. This is how a sale is usually closed.

Since the significance of a sales presentation has been highlighted, it is imperative to be critical correct while drafting the presentation. Enduring this thought as the primary goal, let’s understand many of the crucial points you have to keep in mind to ensure the sales presentation serves its purpose to the hilt.

Relevance:

If you have to exist about apples, but your presentation is referring to oranges, you are way off track. Relevance is an important key in relation to drafting the initial version of your presentation. This way, you would be able to identify the true gist of your sales pitch and mold it according to your client’s needs. You can move a step forward and include details which would appeal to the particular prospect’s demands. An excellent presentation should converse with the client, without overloading him/her with ” light ” gibberish.

Use storyboards:

No one wants to listen to sales people droning about how good goods are, why their very own services stand out there, etc. What a buyer does want to listen to is how properly the products/services being offered are going to fit into the particular client’s working feature. Since clients are generally bombarded with limitless presentations on a daily basis, they wish to rest their vision on something important, which adds value to the time and their small business. By using a storyboard from the presentation, you not simply capture the passions of your prospects and also keep them engaged in precisely what you’re trying to sell in their eyes.

Visuals are crucial:

In an attempt to get the customers’ attention, many people forget to use visuals. Presentations are exactly what their very own name spells available: present data visually. A good presentation always has less written plus more visual content. The harder visual your presentation is, the higher the chance of being able to convert someone into a customer.

Have a clear call to action:

Ideally, in every sales presentation, once you have presented your product/service and the answer to the customer, you should have a solid call to action to help in close proximity the deal. Once people have understood the product and so are ready to buy it, they need to know where to go or how to go about it. With an apparent call to action, there is an in depth step by step guide which often helps steer your customers’ in the right direction.

By maintaining these points as the primary goal, you can rock your presentation and make sure each and every customer you visit becomes a loyal customer for your business. Everything you need to do is carry out these points properly and you will see a most certain change in your customer handling skills.