Lately, I've been reviewing dozens of sales messages and have discovered a common theme. Most sales messages, whether in emails, presentation or websites, are ineffective because they "tell what" rather than "show why." Let me explain.
Average sales messages tell what the seller would like the customer to believe. The problem with such messages is that the customer has no idea whether these statements are true.
The same is true when describing products. Average sales messages tell what the product does or is. Such messages force the customer to figure out how the factoid in the message applies to the customer's own concerns and own situation.
By contrast, great sales messages show why the product is (or should be) important to the customer.
If you want to increase sales by having a great sales message, go through all your marketing and sales materials and convert your tell what messages to show why messages.
Yes, it IS that simple.
We all have them. The one friend who is suddenly in a tight bind and needs to borrow money for unforeseen expenses and needs the money in a hurry. They may not be able to ask family, and instead they come to you in hopes they can get some funds without a fuss.
8 years ago