Are You Sales Or Marketing Oriented?

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If you’re like most businesses, you are sales oriented. You create a product, bang on doors, trick customers into attending high pressure sales pitches, and hope then pray to God for good things to happen. Most even don’t bother and care what is going on in their customers head.
What you can do instead is to play marketing games instead of sales games.
Marketing games are strategies and tactics you can use with your customers and prospects to increase your sales and grow your business.

Let’s not forget business is a game and the goal is to get the customers to buy something. First of all, to play this game properly, you must play to win. And to win, you need clear strategies and tactics. To improve your game, you also need to take risks and try new things; to play marketing games you have to keep trying until you find the tactics and strategies that work. Also keep in mind that it all depends on your motivation and integrity. If you don’t care about your customers, and you don’t want to make sales no matter what, and you want to make a sale no matter what, then you are playing a bad game
Ask these questions: are you really trying to help your customers out? Do you really know what goes on inside their heads?
For example:
If you’re at a guest at a restaurant, would have the guts to order the most expensive steak on the table?
If you’re looking for brain surgery, are you going to search for the lowest price?
Would you bring a coupon to a first date?
Remember; think in your customers shoes. I know it sounds obvious, but most people will not do it.

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13 Responses to “Are You Sales Or Marketing Oriented?”

  1. Anamika Says:

    That’s a great idea.

  2. byron Says:

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  3. Matthew Needham Says:

    This is a great idea. Interesting observations about how people behave in certain situations. I guess the trick is to make your blog be relevant at the right time to your reader.

    Good luck.

  4. Eric Tam Says:

    Animika, thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  5. Eric Tam Says:

    byron, welcome to the blog.

  6. Eric Tam Says:

    Hi Matthew,
    Thanks you for the kind comment. I really appreciate it. You made my day :).

    PS: Your website look really nice 😀

    Best wishes, feel free to drop me an email anytime.

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  9. soonergirl Says:

    Great blog!

  10. Eric Tam Says:

    soonergirl, many thanks for the kind words! 🙂 I really appreciate the support.

  11. Jazz Salinger Says:

    Hi Eric,

    You are so right. It makes perfect sense to always consider what your customer or reader wants. Thanks for the gentle reminder.

  12. Eric Tam Says:

    Hi Jazz,
    Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for appreciating my efforts. I checked out your blog too, please keep up the great work!

  13. Eric Tam Says:

    Jafp,
    Thanks for dropping by.

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