The door knob technique
The door knob technique is a powerful tool in your sales arsenal. It may actually turn a lost deal into a signed contract.
You are probably aware of the fact that prospects often lie when they give you the reason why they aren’t buying you product. Not only does “the door knob method” give you more sales, but it also reveal the real reason why you are turned down.
Here is how you do it:
Every time you are about to leave from a sales presentation without a contract, pause for a while when are about to push open the door knob (hence the name of the technique). Turn around and look at the prospect. “Before I leave, maybe you could help me out? You see I’m completely green at selling, and need some advice. What was the real reason why you didn’t buy from me?”.
People love to help others, and by saying that you are a complete rookie (even though you might have been working as a salesperson for several years) most prospects will try to give you some advice. Usually they now give you another reason why they didn’t buy. “Well we can’t afford it just now” is a usual one. Now you have a second chance to close the deal. “Oh, I forgot to tell you. You don’t have to pay anything now! What if we divide it into 6 payment, starting next month?”. If youre lucky they actually say yes!
Try this technique for a few weeks. You have nothing to loose since this is sales you already have lost.
Until next time, happy selling!