An effective strategy for recruiting new clients is to follow a process that allows you to break patterns. We use process-oriented questioning for this. Process-oriented questioning (and listening!) does, after all, give you process power. And the answers to the questioning give you expert power. We use 3 time dimensions: the past,present and future, and this actually summarises the process.

  • past: How did you arrive at this method of selling? How did you decide to sell this way?
  • present/future: What would you like to be different today?
  • past: What steps have you already taken to resolve this?
  • present: What is stopping you? Why hasn’t it been resolved yet?
  • future: What do you think the next step is? (closing)

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