How to Quickly Position Yourself as a Trusted Advisor

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Jill Konrath | 0 comments

How can you quickly position yourself as a trusted advisor when meeting someone new?

Here are 3 strategies you can use to immediately be seen as a credible, potentially invaluable resource:

  1. Mention similar businesses you’ve worked with, making sure to highlight the results they’ve achieved from their relationship with your company.
  2. Ask insightful questions about their business direction. This shows you’ve done your homework and are focused on helping them, not making the sale.
  3. Have a genuine conversation. I mean it. Stop selling. Trusted advisors don’t hype their credentials, pitch their products & services, or close. They focus on making a difference for their prospects. And, they’re willing to walk away from a potential opportunity if they’re not the right fit.

Your long-term success as a seller depends on your ability to implement these strategies.trusted advisor

 

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