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Do you know what the biggest mistake of most service providers is?

It is something that I see time and again consulting businesses and it is a fundamental mistake we are often blind to.

When we start off, what we do essentially is we create a shopping list of services for prospective clients.  It goes something like this:

“We have knowledge/skills/resources in A,B,C and we could offer that to X,Y and Z ”.

So we go about hoping that X,Y and Z would need A,B,C and we knock on doors and we push, but sales are never as good as we wish they were.

If you are doing that, you are going about it the wrong way.

Don’t think of what you can offer.

Think WHAT DO THEY NEED instead.

Put yourself in the shoes of your target client. Be them in your mind for 5 minutes.  Here are a few questions that could help you:

  • What issues are they faced with daily?
  • What keeps them up at night?
  • What are they hoping to achieve?
  • What would make their life significantly easier?

This is where you start. This is where you add value.

You may be brilliant at the service you provide, but if it doesn’t solve your clients’ problems or give them an advantage, you will have a hard time selling it.

What is it your clients are looking for?

#AskPaulDavis #strategy


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Paul Davis is an acknowledged Executive Confidante & Business Trainer who uses a unique and powerful blend of mentoring, coaching, and consulting, to achieve rapid results in the areas of Business Development & High Results Performance for Business Executives Globally. Contact Paul today to find out how he can help you with your business.


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