Episode #138: Mastering Referral Sales with Bill Cates
In This Episode of The Buyer’s Mind with Jeff Shore:
Bill Cates and Jeff explore the power of the referral in sales. The reason most people don’t ask for referrals is a fear, which comes from a lack of confidence. But referrals are the easiest way to make your next sale, which leads to your next referral, which leads to your next sale. How you serve your customers will determine your confidence to ask for a referral.
Most people don’t know how to get referrals. It’s fear that comes from a lack of confidence. If you have the right process, then all that goes away. #buyersmind #sales
Topics we’re going to cover on today’s podcast:
[1:03] How important are referrals to a consumer?
[4:50] Bill Cates and the discovery of referrals
[8:26] Is it a weakness of confidence that prevents a strategy or vice versa?
[12:15] In the absence of confidence is fear, don’t limit your perspective
[21:14] The value discussion
[24:50] How NOT to ask for a referral
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More about our guest Bill Cates:
Bill Cates is an internationally recognized client-acquisition expert, author, and speaker who motivates others to take action with proven strategies. A successful entrepreneur, Bill started and sold two book publishing companies. Turning his attention to help other businesses grow, Bill has written four best-selling books: Get More Referrals Now, Don’t Keep Me a Secret, Beyond Referrals and Radical Relevance.
Bill has delivered his business-growth message to over 300,000 professionals, small business owners, and salespeople across 5 continents; helping them increase revenue without increasing their marketing budget.
Bill Cates’ client-acquisition system has been featured in such publications as Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Selling Power, the Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. And his own business success has been featured in Money Magazine.
Bill was inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame in 2010 (182 living members worldwide). So you can expect an engaging and interactive program with relevant, business-growth content, high energy, and a little bit of fun.
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