Advertisers and marketers have done your salespeople an astonishing favor. They have spent millions of dollars figuring out the most persuasive words in marketing and sales. The two that are at the top of the list are “new” and “free.” In today's episode, we are going to talk about using the word "new" in the context of sales.
Episode 6: One of the Most Persuasive Words in Sales
Advertisers and marketers have done your salespeople an astonishing favor. They have spent millions of dollars figuring out the most persuasive words in marketing and sales. The two that are at the top of the list are “new” and “free.”
In this episode, you will learn:
- The persuasive power behind the word "new."
- How to use "new" in the context of sales.
- Sample ideas for how to include "new" in your sales pitch.
Leveraging persuasive words in sales can have tremendous impact. Listen to today's episode now to learn more.
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[00:00] Katherine Abraham: Hello and Welcome to the Sales Psyched podcast, where we discuss strategies for leveraging psychology within the world of sales. Each episode is hosted by Dr. Chris Croner, who has a PhD in clinical psychology and has spent his career helping companies around the world build stellar sales teams.
[00:20] Let's get started.
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[00:29] Chris Croner: The two most persuasive words in sales. Advertisers and marketers have done your salespeople an astonishing favor. They've spent hundreds of millions of dollars to figure out the most persuasive words in marketing and sales.
[00:49] And the two that are at the top of the list are new and free. Let's start with new.
[00:57] As human beings, we are all drawn to something new. To news. That is one reason the so called news business is a billion dollar industry.
[01:09] At the salesperson's level, the more he or she can highlight what is new or newsworthy about their product or service, the more impactful and memorable the conversation will be.
[01:21] Now you may say, well, we can't bring a new product every month. Of course, but that does not mean your salespeople can't talk about something new related to the product or the product experience in every pitch.
[01:37] Here's what I mean. Say your people are selling computers, they may not have a new product to sell right now but they can still say something like "You know we just had a new survey result come in and we have a 93 percent customer satisfaction rating on this product."
[01:55] Or "Our customer service team has just announced a new hotline that ensures customer instant IT help 24/7."
[02:04] You know advertisers have given you a tremendous gift here. Decades of research and billions of dollars in investment boiling down to these keywords of persuasion.
[02:17] Use new whenever you can. I'll talk about their other favorite word next time.
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[02:43] Until next time, take care!