How To Improve Your Objection Handling
We have discussed previously the importance of recognising the difference between call handling, and enquiry handling.
While the two share certain traits, there is more nuance to being able to build rapport with and win over a prospective customer to use your services.
One of the greatest assets in any enquiry handler’s armoury is the ability to handle objections. This is the process of providing reassurance to somebody who has flagged a potential roadblock to using your service.
Objection handling is not simply a process of Q&A. The key is to not allow any level of confrontation to enter into the discussion. You must align yourself with your prospective customer’s thinking to enable a level of empathy, and provide reassurance on their query.
Most purchasing decisions are based on emotion and you must ensure that your response helps them feel better about the situation.
All objections are either specified or unspecified:
- Specified: they are sure about a specific thing which they raise with you e.g. The price seems high.
- Unspecified: they do not specify what their objection is e.g. I want to think about it/hesitation
In most cases, behind every unspecified objection is a specified objection that you can dig around carefully for!
It’s important to not simply ask why as this allows them to reaffirm their position and can damage rapport building.
Instead, try and align your thinking with theirs; “I understand why you may be hesitant, could I just ask, is that you have had a cheaper quote elsewhere? Or is it that your not ready to proceed yet?”
And it’s critical that you don’t push too much. Say for example, they want to speak with their partner first. Align with them, say you will send an email and will call them back once they have had that opportunity.
Read our top tips about how to effectively handle objections and for more information about how The Move Exchange can help you win more business from existing enquiries please contact us today.
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