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Memecast #81: Queen of Hearts: Buyers won’t Listen to Your Solution

This one is the Queen of Hearts from the Selling Value card deck.

Buyers who don’t believe you understand their problems, won’t listen to your solution.

Buyers want to trust you as a salesperson, as a company. Buyers want to trust that you understand them because if you don’t understand their problems, how is it that you could possibly solve their problems?

People are buying products; they’re buying solutions to problems. Our best bet is to make sure our buyers, our customers, understand that we know what their problems are. We’ve seen them before. We’ve solved them before. This makes buyers comfortable.

Well, how can we do that if all we do is show up and pitch our product? How can we do that if all we do is talk about our product?

“Buyers want to trust that you understand them because if you don’t understand their problems, how is it that you could possibly solve their problems?”

– Mark Stiving

If instead, we spend time listening, learning about what their problems really are, talking about their problems and how we’ve seen these problems in the past. Then they know that we know their problems, and then they’re much more open to hearing our solutions to their problems.

We hope you enjoyed this memecast. This is also an example of how Pricing Table Topics works. Grab a deck of our cards, pull a random card, read the saying, then talk for one to two minutes about what that card says. This will improve your understanding and more importantly, your ability to communicate important concepts around value.

If you have any questions or feedback, please email me mark@impactpricing.com.

Now, go make an impact.

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