Lulu told me that.
We went over why this might have happened in a recent class. Answers ranged from “maybe she kept pestering people” to “she doesn’t listen to anyone and is maybe always just waiting for a chance to sell.”
These behaviors make others annoyed with Lulu, for sure. But Lulu did worse than that…
She made promises about the money and her product that she didn’t (and couldn’t) keep.
1. Lulu sold her friends and relatives her business by promising easy income. 6 months later no one had even made their investment back. They all talked. Goodbye Lulu’s credibility.
2. Lulu also made promises about what the product would do for her aunt. And that didn’t happen. Both she and the product lost credibility.
What to do when you really believe in your business and your product, especially for the coming holidays? Follow this rule:
No promises, no problems.
EVEN IF you’ve had big results with the business or your product, end your presentation by saying something like this:
“I don’t know if this will work for you or not. But what if it does? Would you like to try it then?”
After all, do we REALLY know what will happen in the future to anyone else? Save your credibility. Never project your (or anyone else’s) results onto someone else.
We don’t really know for sure what will happen in the future, do we?
Plus, no more promises are now the new FTC regs, here.
P.S. I hope to have the edited version of the tele-class, One Liners available in the next few days. It’s from a class, holiday lines, I did recently. It ended up having lots of good one and two liners for any live meeting situation, with anyone you come across.