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Tal grimt om dine konkurrenter, produkter og andre brancher... det virker!

Skrevet  24-07-2010 07:18  af  Lasse Burholt 

Her på min blog, bringer jeg et ultra kort uddrag fra bogen, "Go-Givers Sell More":

We are big believers in competition, but it’s important to remember why it exists and what it’s doing there. We live in a society that permits and encourages competition because of the value it contributes to the health of the whole. This is not some abstract economic theory. Good competition keeps you on your toes, raising the bar for what a business like yours can do. Good competition pushes and stretches the limits of what’s possible.

In a very real sense, your competition is your best friend.

But sometimes people get confused about this and think the correct goal is to destroy your competition. What a tragic error. If you could succeed in destroying all your competitors, you would be raining down destruction on your own field. 

Happily, salespeople are often taught never to speak ill of their competition, and that doing so will only make them look bad. Unfortunately, most salespeople have been taught not to say anything good about their competition, either. 

Whenever you’re speaking to a prospect and they bring up your competitor, go out of your way to say something nice about him or her. Because you’re a nice person? No. (Although we’re sure you are indeed a very nice person). Because when you compliment your competitor, you are also demonstrating respect—and respect earns respect. 

If in a conversation you tear down your competitor, it actually diminishes you in the other person’s eyes. On the other hand, when you take care to say something positive about your competition, it actually builds you up in their eyes. These are the messages that register for the other person, consciously or not: 

You are confident. Knocking the competition is one way people often try to act confident. Ironically, it telegraphs precisely the opposite message. But if you not only refrain from speaking ill of your competitors but actually speak highly of them, then you must be genuinely confident. And confidence breeds confidence.

You are successful. If you are genuinely confident, then it stands to reason you must also be successful. After all, unsuccessful people don’t have that sort of genuine confidence in themselves.

You are safe. If you speak that highly of your competition, then this person knows they’ll never have to worry about what you say about them behind their back.

Læs endnu mere om "Go-Givers Sell More" - den nye bog fra Bob Burg og John David Mann here


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MJ skrev re: Tal grimt om dine konkurrenter, produkter og andre brancher... det virker! den 24-07-2010 kl. 10:47

Well put, and a lesson to learn and adapt. :-)

Uden og skal pudse min glorie, er dette præcis min oplevelse!

behandl dine konkurrenter med respekt, når du taler med kunderne, så får du 1000 fold igen.

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Rolf Høegh - Resultatskaber.dk skrev re: Tal grimt om dine konkurrenter, produkter og andre brancher... det virker! den 27-07-2010 kl. 09:46

God pointe. Synd overskiftet efterlader folk med det indtryk at man skal tale grimt om konkurrenterne. For det skal man IKKE. Hvilket også fremgår hvis man læser hele teksten.

Hilsen

Rolf Høegh

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