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Mar 26, 2024

What Bartenders Can Teach Sales People #522

Have you ever heard this quote from the stoic philosopher Epictetus? 'We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.'  You probably have but way too many salespeople have never learned this lesson. Instead, as soon as there is a break in the conversation, they jump to a solution and start to pitch. And then they're confused about why prospects don't buy or return their calls. But consider a great bartender. They ask good questions and are more than happy to listen. Bar patrons are lonely for an empathetic ear and the same is true for your prospects. This is how bartenders build trust and a loyal following. You can do this too. Sellers can learn from bartenders by talking less and listening more. That's the topic for today. 

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