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The most important part of selling insurnace.
November 19, 2015

The most important part of selling

In all my years of selling and training new agents, I have observed that one of the most under estimated aspects of being a successful sales person, is learning to be quiet and listen. This was one of the biggest problems I always had with new agents or agents that were having closing problems, teaching them to be quiet at key times.

It is only natural that a sales person wants to jump into their sales presentation. But if you don't know what your client is thinking, how can you really help them. When sitting down with someone for the first time, I use to view this as an interrogation of that person. Once you know what their hot button or passion is (college funding, retirement, Tax savings, income protection, mortgage protection, etc) then you can have an intelligent conversation and show them how your product can help them.

As I discuss in my e-book, The art of closing a sale, many sales people tell me they are listening, but what is really happening, is they are thinking about what they are going to say next. They really are not listening to their prospect.

When you ask someone a question, you need to give them time to think. They are sorting stuff out in their minds. Wait for some type of response before you start talking again. Don't be answering for them. Once you learn this art of listening, you will be on your way to being a better and more understanding sales person....LEARN TO REALLY LISTEN.

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