I was preparing to cook myself lunch today (my girlfriends fabulous homemade hamburgers- delicious!) when the phone rang. It was my best friend, who happens to live across the country (now that I’ve moved, anyway) and she wanted to chat. So, while on the phone I began cooking my lunch. Of course, I didn’t realize until after the fact that while I was talking on the phone I inadvertently cooked all of my hamburgers, instead of the two that I was going to cook originally.
Once I was off the phone (and now eating 6 hamburgers) I realized something: I was so distracted that I just went along with what I thought was the correct path to get things done. I didn’t even think, I just placed each hamburger, 1 by 1, on the grill and chatted away about how my 8 month old cat is a sock-eating fiend. This got me thinking about potential sales techniques and negotiation methods, so I thought perhaps I’d share some here.
After all, CareerRamblings is all about making money, advancing your career, and getting the job done. This is business, baby.
- Potential Sales Technique Number One
Perhaps generating enough interest to build the initial sales process may be enough to keep someone running on autopilot. While it isn’t ethically sound to distract someone to the point that you’ve got them agreeing to random upsells and markups, it may help ease “buyers remorse” a little bit. Just a thought, don’t kill me if you don’t agree
- Potential Sales Technique Number Two
Building a website that is designed to generate a sale/lead is fantastic, but often getting that lead can become a giant pain in the behind. Streamlining the process and giving the user something to do during the process can help those sales roll in. Can we say “pop ups with interesting factoids”? Yes, we can!
Those are my random thoughts of the day. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go make some new hamburgers.
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