Tag: sales

#74 Clarifying The Confusion With Closing

ABC.

A – Always.

B – Be.

C – Closing.

To paraphrase this famous scene from Glengarry Glen Ross…“Always be closing.”

The concept of closing haunts chiropractors for a long list of possible reasons from poor self-esteem to misunderstood semantics.

It seems much easier, with far less stress and pressure to just “hope” for a working relationship to emerge from being a good doctor, “telling the story” or in many cases, good luck.

The problem is, and I’ll be as blunt as possible…it doesn’t work.

Aside from the reality that I tried it myself for many years with little success, the research on consumer psychology verifies people don’t just fall into a purchase, it’s a complex decision making process.

If you want to the end result to be a win-win working relationship, you’d better be involved in helping your prospect make a choice that is in their best interest today and for their future.

Instead of “closing” and all the negative attachment you may have to the word itself, go ahead and replace it with “getting an agreement”. You’ll feel an immediate ease and a clearer view of the goal during your sales process (we’ll save your attachments to the word selling for another time).

On this episode we cover the need for authentically closing the loop and getting strong agreements with your potential clients.

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#64 Handling Objections Starts With A Line In The Sand

Handling objections is generally one of the least liked components of a successful practice.

I say successful, because without handling objections, your chance or growing and developing the practice of your dreams is nil. Zero. Zilch.

Love it or hate it, that’s just the way it is… and the sooner you realize it the sooner your practice can move the needle.

The question is how do you best handle the types of objections you get in practice? Whether it’s on day 2 during the agreement, daily visits or it’s that no one wants to come to your workshops, this is an essential skill that you MUST master!

As much as there are tactical steps and conversation frameworks that would benefit you to know, it’s one, single piece that outperforms all the rest…

Surprise, surprise, it’s mindset. However, the mindset I discuss on today’s episode is not the head-space you typically hear about…

It’s not “Fake it til you make it” or some variation.

It’s building YOUR foundation by developing your self-esteem and knowing where you draw your line in the sand.

On today’s episode of Life By Design For Chiropractors I’m joined by Dr. Kreso Jug as we tackle this extremely important starting point for addressing objections in your practice.

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Selling Chiropractic With Perry Marshall

Do you think it would be valuable (and helpful) to have a conversation with one of the best and most skilled experts in the world at what you’re trying to achieve?

If you said yes, we agree!

So when the opportunity to interview Perry Marshall, you better believe we jumped at the chance.

If you’re one of the seven people in sales and marketing (and since you’re a chiropractor you ARE in sales in marketing) who don’t know Perry Marshall, the knowledge and the principles he shared, could completely change your practice.

Perry’s rise to glory came through mastering and writing about how to use Google Adwords in your business. He is also the author of 80/20 Sales and Marketing, which is more than just a book…it is a way of looking at your business and focusing on the most important factors (the 20%) that bring you the best and most impactful results.

The purpose of this podcast is to get Perry’s take on crucial marketing and sales principles (which he applies to chiropractic) that you could plug into your practice and get immediate results.

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Chiropractors Say The Darndest Things (& Still Build Big Practices)

I’m sure you’ve heard of the term “fake it ’til you make it”?

While there’s some merit in the concept (specifically taking action even if you haven’t perfected your particular activity), far too often this line of thought will undermine your long-term success.

Why?

The reason is, you can’t fake one of the most fundamental psychological states required for success in practice, sales and entrepreneurship…and that’s confidence.

Authentic confidence, as opposed to the superficial BS that most people can see directly through, makes it very difficult for the person sitting directly across from you to deny your position or object to it.

Therein lies the incredible value of The Assumption Play.

Yet another play from The Chiropractic Sales Playbook that when developed, will yield tremendous, almost unbelievable results.

Having this play in your repertoire is one of the central reasons some chiropractors can say the craziest things and still motivate and move people.

I would even go as far as saying it’s THE MOST important determinant in your success as a chiropractor. The confidence and strong belief in yourself, your product and your skills sets the stage for everything else.

Of course, matching authentic confidence with solid communication, a great team and well organized systems (the LBD way!) will give you the upper hand.

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