What Crunchy Nut Cornflakes Reminded me about Sales

It was mid-term for us last week. This meant Luke, who is 7 was off school. Now, I’m going to share something personal. (Don’t judge me!)

What cruncy nut cornflakes reminded me about sales by denise fayOn the weekend, we have crunchy nut cornflakes! They are a weekend treat.

So on Monday, Luke asked me for Crunchy Nut cornflakes because he was on holidays. I said no. Tuesday, he asked again. I said no. Wednesday, I said no. Thursday, he asked again. I said no. Friday, I said yes.

And the reason why I said yes was because I loved his persistence.

When was the last time you asked the same question every day when you got a No every day?

It didn’t bother him at all. Every day he asked. That’s why on Friday I said yes.

I want you to think about that. As children, No meant no that day. Not No forever. But yet now as entrepreneurs or business executives, if we asked for a sale or a follow up and got  no, say 1 or 2 times out of 10 that would be the end of it. We wouldn’t ask again.

The key for successful sales is always in the follow-up. The persistence.

Read this post, comment on this post but take action on this post. You don’t have to be a pest, but take a look at that leads list of yours, and see if you can turn a no to a yes.

If you’d like to chat about this and make a definitive plan of action on your marketing, then arrange a discovery call. Lets see if we fit so that we can ACE your marketing! It’s 30 minutes, it’s on me. My mission is simple – I want to help you attract, convert and engage more clients and leads. Get in contact now. 


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Denise FayI'm Denise Fay, an international marketing communications advisor. For over 16 years, I've been helping corporations and business owners to promote themselves by communicating the right message with the right audience. They achieve clarity, leads and sales. I'm also an award-winning author, engaging speaker, entrepreneur, business owner and mum of two, I have written copy that has won awards, won clients and most importantly, built relationships. Because at the end of the day, it all comes down to how we relate to others. And writing great copy that engages with your reader is well worth its weight in gold. You too can find wealth in your relationships. I can guide and help you find your words, create an engaging message and build a relationship that results in repeat sales with your customers & leads. Contact me today to get started. Come find me on Google+View all posts by Denise Fay →

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