SITUATION: YOU ARE NOT GETTING REPLIES TO EMAILS OR REQUESTS FOR MEETINGS.
It highlighted how easy it is to be more in OUR world instead of being more in THEIRS. And as a result we get ignored.
My client was telling me:
I translated this for him so he could understand what the prospect may be hearing:
“So you want me to interrupt my day and give you time I don’t have in my overloaded schedule, to help you, a stranger, make money?”
The penny dropped. Yes he’s got a good service but everyone is busy. And he was approaching his business development from the perspective of himself. So every email or phone message was asking the prospect to agree to an action and add yet another task to their already overflowing to-do list. Even replying to an email is an extra task they don’t need.
The solution was to brainstorm a range of ways he can remind them he exists and how he can ‘give’ value before asking for something from them.