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Know features of your program. Know benefits these features deliver. Reflect on benefits of benefits. Let that sink in for a minute. Hmm...The benefits of benefits. These are outcomes you deliver. Don't sell your programs. Instead, market outcomes. These outcomes are arrows in your quiver.
Confirm that what you can deliver is appropriate for this conference: "What is purpose of your meeting? What is theme of your meeting? How do you want your people to feel after I speak? What actions do you want your people to take? What outcomes will make you look great?"
Romance benefits of these outcomes. "Just picture yourself , hero who made difference... Imagine how you'll feel when... "
Show them how this decision affects their position. Let them see how good they'll look because they book you now.
Touch their heart. You gotta touch hearts to detach prospects from their cognitive functions. Lead them into a state of enchantment with your words. Allure them with vivid images. There they are surrounded by dazzling outcomes now available-but only if they book you before someone else gets you for date they want what only you can deliver.
When you're on phone with a decision maker, speak with passion. Speak with emotion. Speak from your core. Speak from your essence. Speak from marrow of your bones. Speak from your soul.
The energy in your phrases can inflame desire. Use image-laden words that generate feelings. Create pictures on canvas of your prospect's imagination. "Touch them in their tenders, in those soft, unprotected places where decisions are always made. Make them see it. Make them feel it. Make them understand. Make them care! Let your prospects feel your feelings. Let them feel your passion for values and outcomes you deliver." (Gerry Spence.)
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Involve every possible sense. Let them see it, taste it, smell it, touch it, hug it, hear it, live it, make love to it, be a part of it and have it be a part of them. Paint a rosy picture-make your prospect, (the decision-maker who can hire you to speak) hero-and watch your sales soar!
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