Monday, May 26, 2008

Asking the uncommon way to be effective.


To sell effectively, one has to know the right way to ask. I practise this simple phase all the time, 'Do the common things, in an uncommon way and I will be different." Let me show my readers some illustration.

For instance, is usual to ask for an appointment like this, "Mr Prospect, can I meet you tomorrow or the next day?" I find it very direct and too business incline. I prefer to address without the Mister in front. Let say his name is Mr John. I like to ask, "Hi! John, can you allow me to visit you tomorrow or the next day?" The 'Hi!' signifies friendliness and closeness to him. Calling him without Mister, reflexes my personal confidence and sociability. 'Can I' is optional to John, whereas 'can you allow me' is no option given. Meaning, it is not a manner to reply a 'no' when someone asks to allow a visit. 'Meeting you' is like selling, whereas 'visit you' is courtesy. It might sound heavy to most salesperson, but the uncommon way of approach makes me a special person. Of course the way you voice your tune is equally importance too. A soft jittery voice depicts nervousness. If you could speak with a precise, clear, confidence and a powerful tune, it relates success of the caller immediately.

The above approach is also applicable to courting of lovers. If a man is interested to date a lady, he might ask the normal way as, "Miss Pris, shall I have an honour to date you for a dinner tonite." If the opportunity is given to me to date this lady, I will never go by this old fashion way. Instead, I rather apply a bit of my playfulness and sense of humour to sound it sweeter to her. I will ask her, "Hi! Little darling, your attractiveness draws my attention. Can you allow me to have the honour to make you a happy lady for the nite, by dating you with a dinner? I am sure with a sincere thought plus going with a happy heart, Miss Pris won't reject my request.

I have learned in life - "Tranquillity comes when the mind concentrates."



3 comments:

J said...

hey david, here is that site i was talking about where i made the extra cash this summer, it's pretty cool... anyway,
check it out ..

Anonymous said...

Really envy you and your lady, you both seems like such a loving couple :) Keep it up !

Vicky

Robert Foo said...

Hi Vicky...

Coz Love has got magic...u have to believe it. Thanks for your compliment...