Take Advice from a Pro for a Winning Sales Chat Strategy

Navigating Sales
with Help from Hitch

Contributed by Kent Riggs, SnapEngage Sales

In this blog post I’m going to teach you how to be Will Smith. Ok, not actually Will Smith… but his character in the movie Hitch. If you happened to catch this 2005 flick you’ll remember Smith’s character is a tactful dating coach that facilitates manufactured serendipity. Much to the delight of his clients, he employs surefire tactics to woo the lady of their dreams no matter how many left feet they possess. Hitch crafts situations to paint his clients in a favorable light, and it works!

I’ll let you in on a little secret… sales is a bit like dating. It’s an old analogy that still holds true. It takes tact, attention to detail, and consistently staying ahead of the curve to win business in this crazy competitive environment. But if you go for the first kiss (or sale) too soon you’re going to get slapped! SnapEngage gives you amazing Hitch-like powers to make your customers feel like you are the only ones for them.

hitch-dance-lesson-oCourtesy of Sony Pictures

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What about just … talking to the customer?

Note from a SnapEngage newbie

Like most software companies, we tend to get caught up in the technology of our product and the fundamental reasons for doing what we do begin to fade into the background. We recently brought on a new team member who brings a fresh perspective to live chat, reminding us that the power behind conversion and customer satisfaction is not in the technology, it’s in the conversation.

TL;DR: Actually talking to your customers is important. Businesses can and should make this happen in real-time. Practice best practices with pros to ensure the best results.

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The fine folks over at Hubspot put together this swell infographic on the history of web design. Remember things like splash pages and skeumorphic design? Yeah, so do I. This is a great and rather hilarious example of the fluidity of interaction online. What is in today will be comedy tomorrow.

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