Ask Questions to Get the Sale

Denver, CO (Kevin Nunley) A friend of mine is an excellent sales person. Even though he has a management job, the company finds reasons to keep him in the field talking with prospects and customers. His close rate is around 80 to 90 percent.

“What is your trick for always getting the sale?” I asked.

Ted smiled and said, “I just ask questions.” He told about starting as an insurance salesman years ago.

“My career was going nowhere. I tried this close, that close, and nothing seemed to work.” Finally Ted threw up his hands and just started talking with people.

“I would ask them questions. When I found something they were interested in, I would ask more questions about that,” Ted said.

Eventually, when he had figured out precisely what the customer was most concerned about, he offered his product and service as the solution to their problem.

“People love to talk about themselves. Keep asking questions and you will get the sale. It’s really that simple,” Ted said. (See Ted’s site at

kevinmug_trimAbout the Author: Dr. Kevin Nunley is one of the Net’s leading authorities on business promotion. He provides short articles on a wide variety of marketing and sales subjects. See his 10,000 marketing ideas and popular promotion packages at Reach Kevin at

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