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  • Writer's pictureJ.Yuhas

How To Build Trust And Close The Sale In Record Time

As a sales professional, building trust with your potential clients is key to success. Luckily, there are three easy tips that you can use to help establish trust and close more deals. By following these psychological-proven tips, you'll be on your way to becoming a trusted advisor and top performer in no time.

Here Are 3 Sales Tips For Building Trust:

1. Actively Listen

In order for salespeople to be successful, they need to build trust with their prospects. One of the best ways to do this is by actively listening to what the prospect is saying. This involves not only hearing the words that are being spoken but also trying to understand the prospect's underlying needs and concerns.

Active listening requires salespeople to be fully present and attentive, and it can be an important way to build rapport and relationships with prospective clients. When salespeople take the time to actively listen to their prospects, they are more likely to gain their trust and ultimately close more deals.

A few ways you can show you are actively listening is by paraphrasing back what the prospect stated, for example, “If I heard you correctly, you’re currently facing x,y,z….” Or, you can also use mirroring which is simply using the prospect's keywords in describing their situation or challenges.

2. Asking Strategic Questions

Any salesperson knows that building trust with a prospect is essential to making a sale. But how do you go about building that trust? One way is to ask strategic questions guiding the prospect from the challenges they are facing through the transformation of solving their problem. You are going from extreme pain to potential gain.

Strategic questions that are designed to help you understand and uncover your prospect's needs and concerns. For example, you might ask a prospect what their biggest challenge is in relation to your product or service. Or you might ask if they don’t do something about their current problem how do see themselves a few months from now? Do they see themselves reaching their goal? Asking the right questions can help you build rapport and trust with your prospect, putting you in a better position to make a sale.

The purpose behind strategic questions is that you are guiding the prospect to where you want them to go indirectly. You are allowing them to do most of the talking while you are taking them in the direction you want them to go - solving their problem. If you can solve their problem, you can get them to ask you where do we go from here?

3. Having Empathy

The ability to empathize with your prospect is one of the most important skills you can develop when selling. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It is the foundation of all human relationships, and it is especially important in sales. Why? Because people buy from people they trust. And trust is built on empathy and integrity.

When you can empathize with your prospect, you connect with them on a deeper level. You understand their fears, their hopes, and their dreams. The more you uncover about the prospect the easier it is to position your services or product in overcoming their fears and reaching their goals. As a result, they are more likely to trust you and do business with you. So if you want to be successful in sales, start by developing your empathy muscle. It will make all the difference in your bottom line and revenue goals.

Not sure how to start? Let's find a time to have a brief call to get you on the best path forward.


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