Prospects lie to sales people.
I mean everyone accuses us sales people as being the liars.
Most sales people I know and have known are honest, ethical and strive to do well by all their customers.
And yet we are the scumbags of business?
No, you and I know that we are not, but years and years of social conditioning have passed down and reinforced the belief among millions of people that anyone who “sells” is a scummy liar, or suspect of being so at best.
So unfortunately we start out with every new prospect having to prove that we defy this stereotype about sales people.
And that is why prospects lie to us.
They lie to us because it’s OK to lie to a liar.
That’s what they think, whether they are aware of it or not.
Lying is a defense mechanism.
Prospects lie because they are afraid that you are going to try and pressure them into doing something that they don’t want to do.
That “something that they don’t want to do” isn’t that they are afraid of being tricked into buying something – no most people are smarter than that these days.
More often they fear that you are going to waste their time pitching them on something that they don’t want, and then they are going to have to tell you no anyway, and they don’t want to go through the discomfort of “rejecting” you.
So prospects lie to us because they think its OK too, unless of course we tell them not to.
Yes, you can stop getting lied to by simply asking them to agree not to do it.
No more lies like:
- “We already have a supplier for that”,
- “You’re still in the running for this deal”,
- “Call me back in two weeks about that”.
OK, I know that someone reading this right now is rolling his eyes, thinking to himself that I am really full of it.
I hope that’s not you, because only you lose if you dismiss the power of what I am telling you.
You can stop the lying and get to the truth behind any sales interaction fast by simply asking your prospect to agree not to lie to you.
This technique is pretty simple to learn, but not very easy to figure out on your own because you have been so conditioned against doing anything even remotely like this all of your life.
So if you want to stop the lying once and for all, pickup up a copy of my Persuasive Selling Skills Audio Program for yourself right now and you’ll discover exactly how to do this, and you can start using your new skill today.
Sell with Pride,
Shameless Shamus Brown