For the most part, dating and selling are very similar. The art of wooing a client is much like courting a love interest. Salesmen are selling an idea, pitching and looking for positive feedback. Clients are looking for a partnership that is mutually beneficial. Isn’t that what dating feels like?
RingByName services over 250,000 businesses. We started small like most of our clients, but we have grown to be a premiere, alternative business phone service because we have understood that business is like seduction.
How are business and seduction similar?
- You can only sell to the ones that have a need for your services. In the art of seduction, you can only seduce the willing. If the other party isn’t interested, it’s over before it’s even begun. No amount of convincing will make any difference. What’s important is knowing when the fight is done and when to move on.
- Outcome independence. Business is like seduction in that you will be rejected more than accepted. It’s easy to say that you won’t take it personally, but the truth is that entrepreneurs who pour their lives into a product only to be rejected, will take it personally.
- Confidence in what you’re selling. In business, you must believe in the product you are selling to get the other person to believe. In seduction, you must believe in yourself and like yourself to find someone who is willing to do the same.
- ABC: Always Be Closing. This is a famous sales mindset made popular by the movie Glengarry Glen Ross (if you’re in sales and you haven’t seen the movie, go watch it now!). You should always be ready to meet the one or land a potential new client. This means, even if you are just heading to the store, you should dress the part of a successful businessman or attractive partner; you never know when you are going to meet your next client or partner.
So why do we bring this up? RingByName was once a small company, a start-up. We grew by thinking differently; that’s the core of what we do as an alternative business phone service solution, and we think that it’s the key to doing anything well.
Adapt the mindset that business is like seduction, and try it out during your next sales call. For a business phone service that is as attractive as your business, contact RingByName at 855-345-7464.