Imagine you’re talking with a potential Client of Tahzoo’s and they ask you what does Tahzoo do? You could say we are a customer experience agency that helps our clients deliver personalized customer experiences at scale… then comes the awkward pause from the Client during which they decide to either say “that’s cool” or admit they have no idea about what Tahzoo does and then proceed to ask you more questions.
Or you could say to the Client… “We help our clients build deeper relationships with their customers. For example, for one of our clients, we increased traffic to their site by 50%, with the visitors spending almost 38 thousand hours on high-value content since we launched their new website”.
“We create happy customers and measure the results for our clients in lots of ways, number of pages being viewed per visit, increase in conversion rates and less time being spent on the home page… for all of our clients we help them achieve meaningful results for their business”.
Our Client is now excited about what we can do for them. A conversation ensues about their business goals… all the while we are sharing examples of results that we’ve delivered for similar clients. The dialogue is a give and take around their goals and our work. The Client becomes more confident we can help them and we talk openly about working together.
We don’t talk about practice areas, geographical distribution, or the commercials and rates. We talk about solving business problems and as such our capabilities are implied by example. As we discuss their goals we begin to shape an approach for working together, during this phase of our conversation I am looking for objections and concerns that may prevent us from getting a deal done. I ask a lot of questions about the decision-making process within the company and I am acutely aware of our clients’ body language and truthfulness.
I seek to resolve any objections or obstacles right then and there… better to get the hard stuff out of the way early than to spend a bunch of time on a deal that can’t or won’t get done… Everyone is happy and now we have a new multi-year multi-million dollar account.
This is how I sell Tahzoo… by reference and by asking questions. There is an old saying that goes people don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care. The great thing about questions is they create interaction… there is another old saying that goes being interested in someone makes you interesting… and finally to quote my grandfather, “there is a reason God gave you two ears and one mouth”. Great consultants like great salespeople take the time to know their clients and they use questions to create energy and change.