The sales guy was trying to seal the deal too prematurely. It was such a turn off. He made no attempt to step me through a predetermined sales process. In fact, my feeling is that his process was based purely on his assumption of my financial position. He kept eyeing off my keyring, I drive a nice car, its European and a bit fancy but that is where my fancy stops. Maybe I should take it as a compliment that he assumed that I am loaded and would happily drop a wad of cash on a product that he had not convinced me that I needed?
I must admit that out of pure shock I may have snickered at him which I can assure you was completely unintentional. I have no interest in making him feel bad but I did feel like asking if he treated all customers the same way? While I was waiting for him he was talking to an older couple (they were in their 60’s) about the same product. He was so gentle and patient – he didn’t try to grope them once!
Now is a good time to consider your sales process. Is it the same for everyone or do you, like Gropey-Groperson, assume that a fancy key ring equates to no love needed?
My Two Minute Tuesday just happens to be about … wooing!