Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 13, 2009

D is for Dialogue


A recent study conducted by the Shyness Clinic in Menlo Park, California, revealed that almost 90% of Americans label themselves as shy.  Further, the California Department of Consumer Affairs estimates that 25% of all purchases result in some customer dissatisfaction, yet fewer than 30% of people actually complain.  The rest are too shy or just don’t think it’ll help.

The fix is obvious — speak up!

Being more productive in sales is about having conversations with your clients.  The days of hard closes, premeditated 1-liners, and glib unpreparedness are over.  Have a conversation and the selling will automatically happen.

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About the author

Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt is an international business strategist, speaker, author, and extreme athlete. His consulting firm solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for top companies around the world. Dow Jones calls his Edgy Conversations blog one of the top sales sites on the internet. He is author of Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success.