How to win customers and keep them for life


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  • Every behaviour has consequences... Future behaviour is largely based on the consequences of past and present behaviour
  • The goal should not be to sell 10 TVs... It should be to get 10 customers and this can only be done by helping out customers, help them buy whats best for them and make them feel good abt it
  • In most cases, we buy not what we need but what we want.. Eg., u need food but u want a pizza
  • 1. Put yourself in the glad emotional state. (Act the way you want to feel and soon you’ll feel the way you act)2. Never tell customers your problems. (Most of them don’t care.Telling people your problems makes them sad, and sad people don’tbuy as often)3. Remember that customers buy for their reasons, not ours. – every customer is different.4. Act as if you are the only personal contact that the customer has withthe company and behave as if the entire company’s image depends onyou.5. Use both logic and emotion to win and keep customers. (emotion makes them buy but logic keeps them coming back)- post decision remorse6. Use the problem-solving approach to move customers from mad, sad,or scared to glad.
  • Tact is the art of seeing people as they wish to be seen
  • There has to be mice for ppl to buy mousetraps
  • How to win customers and keep them for life

    1. 1.
    2. 2. Part One<br />The Basics<br />
    3. 3. The greatest business secret in the world...<br />Reward customers, and you’ll create and keep them.<br />Fail to reward customers and you’re out of business.<br />
    4. 4. Better than selling principle<br />It’s tough to resist someone who sincerely wants to help you.<br />The most important goal of any employee, including salespersons, is to create and keep customers<br />There’s a big difference between selling and helping people to buy<br />People love to buy but hate to be sold<br />
    5. 5. The greatest customer you’ll ever win is...<br />YOU<br />
    6. 6. The only two things people ever buy...<br />Good feelings<br />Solutions to problems<br />- people buy emotionally and justify with logic.<br />- people spend money when and where they feel good.<br />
    7. 7. 4 emotional states<br /> Mad Sad Glad Scared<br />Customers buy only when they are feeling glad about you and your products and services.<br />
    8. 8. Solutions to problems – 2 vital questions<br />“What do you have?” (What’s the situation now?)<br /> “What do you want?” (How would you like it to be?)<br />Once you have the answers to those two questions, you can decide if and how you can solve the problem.<br />
    9. 9. Good feelings – The right touch<br />If the customer feels good, he will buy and come back<br />Put yourself in the glad emotional state<br />Never tell customers your problems<br />Remember that customers buy for their reasons, not ours<br />Act as if you are the only personal contact that the customer has with the company and behave as if the entire company’s image depends on you<br />Use both logic and emotion to win and keep customers<br />Use the problem-solving approach to move customers from mad, sad, or scared to glad<br />
    10. 10. Make them buy you <br />Help them to like themselves better and they’ll love you<br />Develop a genuine interest in and admiration for your customers<br />2. Recognize and praise people for what they want to be recognized and praised for<br />3. Put them at ease and establish rapport<br />4. Use humour where it’s relevant and appropriate<br />5. Let them know that you’re thinking about them<br />BUY<br />
    11. 11. Customer’s Perception is everything<br />Perceived service quality is the difference between what they get and what they expect<br />relative perceived quality is the single most important factor in determining long-term profitability.<br />Develop a customer profile<br />Look at your business through your customer’s eyes<br />Beware of over-promising and building unrealistic expectations<br />Use problems as opportunities to demonstrate just what great service your company gives<br />Develop a unique relationship with your customers and treat each one as someone special<br />Keep in touch and keep them informed<br />Remember that a large part of good service is showbiz<br />
    12. 12. The GOLDEN question – to win new customers<br />What’s the unmet want?<br />Always start by defining markets instead of your company’s talents and strengths<br />Ask your customers and potential customers the golden question<br />Create new products and services by giving the familiar a new twist<br />Brainstorm ideas for creating new customers<br />Be a trend-spotter<br />Look before you leap<br />Once you decide to go ahead, move quickly<br />Be prepared for a large number of ideas that don’t work out.<br />
    13. 13. The PLATINUM questions – to keep customers for life<br />How are we doing?<br />How can we get better?<br /><ul><li> The customer’s perception of your quality of service</li></ul>- What to do in order to increase that perception<br />relative perceived quality is the single most important factor in determining long-term profitability.<br />
    14. 14. 5 best ways to keep customers back<br />Be Attractive<br />Be Responsive<br />Be Credible<br />Be Empathetic<br />Be Reliable<br />Reliable CARE<br />
    15. 15. Part Two<br />Managing the Moments of Truth<br />
    16. 16. What to Do When the Customer Appears, Calls, or Inquires<br />As soon as you see a customer, politely acknowledge his presence. Never, never, never, ever ignore a customer<br />Be equally prompt and polite when answering the telephone<br />If a customer has a scheduled appointment, make it your business to be on time<br />Prepare for customers’ questions by having the answers<br />Whenever possible, prepare in advance for each individual customer<br />Start each day with a check-up<br />Ask the right questions<br />Listen for total meaning<br />Match your solutions with their problems<br />
    17. 17. What to Do When the Customer is Angry or Defensive<br />Keep your cool<br />Listen with empathy and for the facts<br />Take action to solve the customer’s problem<br />Bring the incident to a polite close<br />Don’t expect to win them all<br />
    18. 18. What to Do When the Customer has Special Requests<br />Five Excellent Reasons for Customizing<br />It shows people that you really care about serving them<br />It gives you and your team a source of pride and confidence<br />It’s great for repeat business<br />It overcomes customer defensiveness and gains you quicker acceptance<br />It virtually eliminates the competition<br /><ul><li> Fill any and all special requests as best you can
    19. 19. Search for unmet wants in each customer and meet them
    20. 20. Treat each person and his requests as unique and special</li></li></ul><li>What to Do When the Customer Can’t Make Up His Mind<br />Make sure that the customer has the authority to make a buying decision<br />Ask, listen, and learn before recommending<br />Make a recommendation and tell the customer why<br />Don’t give the customer too many options<br />Be caring, confident, and decisive in your tone of voice and behaviour<br />
    21. 21. What to Do When the Customer raises Objections to buying<br />Anticipate objections and deal with them before the customer brings them up<br />“Never let them see you sweat.”<br />Use the feel, felt, found formula<br /><ul><li>“I understand how you feel….”
    22. 22. “others felt the same way”
    23. 23. “until they found out…”</li></ul>Translate features into benefits using the six magic words<br /><ul><li>“What this means to you is…”</li></ul>Be alert for smoke screens and yes-but customers<br />Let the customer experience the benefits of buying<br />
    24. 24. What to Do When the Customer Gives Buying Signals<br /><ul><li> He agrees with what you are saying
    25. 25. He talks positively about what it would be like to own what you’re offering
    26. 26. He wants more information, such as how much down payment is required or whether financing can be arranged</li></ul>Make it easy to buy<br />Eliminate fear... Be proactive<br />Closing... is asking for business<br />
    27. 27. What to Do When the Customer Buys<br />Reinforce the buying decision immediately<br />Keep tabs on the order to insure that the customer gets what you promised<br />Make a non-selling follow-up call<br />Keep good records and stay in touch<br />Turn your customers into goodwill ambassadors<br />You win and keep customers by exceeding their expectations<br />
    28. 28. What to Do When the Customer Refuses to Buy<br />Make every moment of truth count<br />Think long term and keep the big picture in mind<br />Don’t take refusals personally or let them immobilize you<br />Resolve to learn something from every refusal<br />Cultivate the habit of intelligent persistence<br />
    29. 29. What to Do When the Customer Complains<br /><ul><li>Complaints point out areas that need improvement
    30. 30. Complaints give you a second chance to provide service and satisfaction to dissatisfied customers
    31. 31. Complaints are a wonderful opportunity to strengthen customer loyalty</li></ul>Seek out and welcome complaints<br />Take every complaint seriously<br />Get people at the top actively involved in both listening to and helping people resolve customer complaints<br />Consider setting up a system to document and classify complaints<br />Set goals for resolving complaints<br />Learn and get better from complaints<br />
    32. 32. What to Do When the Customer Complains<br />Listen with understanding<br />Paraphrase and record what the customer tells you<br />Find out what the customer wants<br />Propose a solution and get his support<br />If the customer doesn’t like your solution, ask him what he would consider a fair settlement<br />Make a follow-up call to insure satisfaction<br />Never let the customer lose face<br />
    33. 33. What to Do When the Customer is Going to be Disappointed<br />When things go wrong, apologize and take total responsibility for setting things straight<br />Remember that how people react to bad news depends largely on how you tell them<br />Reward with Positive Perks<br />
    34. 34. Part Three<br />The Triple-Win Reward Sytem<br />
    35. 35. Everybody wins!<br />how customers get treated is a direct reflection of how management is treating employees<br />
    36. 36. Tips to Management<br />Tell them what you want<br />Show them what you want<br />Measure and reward what you want<br />What kind of behaviour and results do I want?<br />
    37. 37. Everybody wins!<br />Treat your customers like Lifetime Partners<br />Ask everyone where you work for service improvement ideas<br />If you don’t have a service strategy, Get One!<br />Carefully select and heavily train your frontline people in the Art of Quality Customer Service<br />Set service quality Goals And Rewards<br />Get out of your office and find out What’s Happening<br />Always be patient but never be satisfied<br />
    38. 38. Part One – The Basics - Review<br /><ul><li> The secret to winning and keeping customers is to reward them
    39. 39. Forget about selling. People love to buy but hate to be sold. Concentrate on helping customers buy what’s best for them
    40. 40. The greatest customer you’ll ever win is you, because the best salesperson is the true believer
    41. 41. The only two things people ever buy are good feelings and solutions to problems
    42. 42. Whenever you have contact with a customer, you are the company to that customer
    43. 43. It’s not enough to give the customer excellent service. You must subtly make him aware of the great service he is getting
    44. 44. To win new customers, ask the golden question: “What’s the unmet want?”
    45. 45. To keep them for life, ask the platinum questions: “How are we doing?” and “How can we get better?”
    46. 46. The five best ways to keep customers coming back are: Be Reliable, be Credible, be Attractive, be Responsive, and be Empathic. “Reliable care” keeps customers coming back</li></li></ul><li>Part Two – Managing the Moments of Truth - Review<br />
    47. 47. The bottom line: Customer retention is the best business strategy of all!<br />?<br />Positioning: the Battle For Your Mind: How To Be Seen and Heard in the Overcrowded Marketplace<br />By Al Ries & Jack Trout<br />
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