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How to get repeat customers for diet products.

In the early 1970s, I was selling vitamins. Nobody wanted vitamins. The idea was too new.

But fortunately we still had fat people back then. Many people wanted to lose weight. I thought, “If I can’t sell vitamins, maybe I can reposition them as diet products?” But the idea of diet products was still too new also. So, I created an alternate plan.

I created my first diet club. Now, this wasn’t an ordinary diet club. I had no budget. I had no location. So here is how I did it.

I asked one of my “larger” vitamin customers if she would like to host a free diet club in her home. She said, “Of course. I have several neighbors that would like to join. We could meet at my house on Tuesday mornings. Sounds like fun.”

I explained how the diet club could help the attendees, but that it would be more of a social event. This made it easy to get six members immediately. People love being social.

For the first meeting, I brought a scale. Everyone weighed in so that we had a starting weight for each member. That took about 15 seconds for each person to weigh in. I explained how we would have a winner each week. Of course, that would be the person who lost the most weight that week.

Next, I would explain how an exercise would look if they decided to try one. This amused them while they drank their coffee and ate cupcakes. Then, we proceeded to eat the treats everyone brought. Easy first session.

The next week, we had the weigh-in. I awarded a “traveling trophy” to the winner who lost almost half a pound. (Some weeks I had to award the trophy to the person who gained the least.) Now, this created competition among the members. They created new ways to cheat almost every week. Some weeks they would wear heavy clothes and big boots so that the following week they could be the winner when they wore only light clothes.

Because this was a “traveling trophy,” I only had to buy one trophy. The trophy was passed on to the new winner each week. But, the ladies got even more creative. Because they were friends, they enjoyed teasing each other. The loser for the week had to put a poster on their refrigerator for the week. The poster was of a rather large person bending over, looking into a refrigerator. Since they were friends, they would go and check the loser’s refrigerator during the week. All in great fun.

Every week I would spend one or two minutes describing an exercise or a tip about proper eating, ate lots of yummy desserts, and took orders for vitamins. Then we would break to try the different desserts everyone brought.

The members appreciated my efforts and rewarded me by purchasing vitamins regularly. Maybe in the back of their minds they thought the vitamins might give them an edge over their friends. So each week I delivered plenty of vitamins at the diet club.

Did anyone lose weight? Not really. They happily told their husbands they were going to a weekly diet club. However, I am sure many of them became healthier by taking vitamins regularly.

This was so easy. Participants loved the weekly meetings and loved the new desserts everyone brought. This diet club became so popular, I was forced to open several more. These were the easiest retail sales I ever made. I showed up with a scale, gave a diet tip, ate lots of yummy desserts, and took retail orders for vitamins. I gained a lot of weight running these diet clubs.

Over time, I learned to say better words at the diet clubs. Better words motivate people to join, and to continue on diet products.

There are two places where words will make a huge difference.

#1

At the time of sale. When we present our products, we could use a technique called “sound bites.” These are short words or phrases that create pictures in our prospects’ minds that will cause them to buy. Here are some examples:

  • “Willpower in a capsule.”
  • “The ultimate fat-blocker.”
  • “The fat assassin.”
  • “Pinch an inch.”
  • “Love handles.”
  • “Muffin top.”
  • “Calorie-killers.”
  • “Chocolate-flavored weight loss.”
  • “Fit into your ‘skinny jeans.'”

#2

Words that we can use in our conversation BEFORE we do our sales presentation. This is called pre-closing. This could be during our personal story. Some examples:

  • “Turned my body into a fat-burning machine.” These words will stick in our prospects’ minds later during our presentation. These words are hard to forget. They imagine burning their excess fat while watching television.
  • “Nobody wants cottage-cheese thighs.” When we say these words, our prospects feel motivated to avoid that picture in their minds of dimpled thighs.
  • “Rabbit food is for … rabbits. We want real food.” Our prospects are thinking of their favorite subject … food. They realize we understand their passion for eating and this creates trust and rapport.

But, we can get better.

What if we could alter the mindsets of our prospects? Instead of them perceiving us as a salesperson, they perceived us as a problem-solver?

How do we change our prospects’ mindsets? By changing our mindset. Prospects are reactive. The programs in the back of their minds simply react to our current mindset. If we change their mindsets, we will instantly change our results.

You can read the four mindset changes for free.

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How to sell skincare and cosmetics quickly.

When is the best time to know what to say to a great prospect?

#1. After we meet that prospect?
#2. Or, before we meet that prospect?

If we want to sell cosmetics and skincare, and get new customers, what we say will make a huge difference.

Look at this example of an ad headline:

#1. “Stuff for sale.” (Pretty boring.)
#2. “Divorce sale. His stuff cheap.” (Tells a story and is much more interesting.)

Obviously the second headline will work better and attract more buyers. It is the same when we talk to people about our skincare and cosmetic products.

*** There are two places where words will make a huge difference. ***

#1. At the time of sale. When we present our products, we could use a technique called “sound bites.” These are short words or phrases that create pictures in our prospects’ minds that will cause them to buy. Here are some examples:

* “Wrinkle-shrinker.”
* “Luxurious eyelashes, without pasting them on.”
* “Feels so good that you can’t stop touching your skin.”
* “Make our skin younger while we sleep.”
* “Look like a movie star in just 8 minutes.”
* “Keeps wrinkles away an extra 15 years.”
* “Make us look like the younger sister.”
* “Lipstick that stays on our lips instead of cups.”
* “A year-round tan without the sun damage.”

#2. Words that we can use in our conversation BEFORE we do our sales presentation. This is called pre-closing. This could be during our personal story. Some examples:

* “I did not want to be one wrinkle away from a prune.” These words will stick in our prospects’ minds later during our presentation. These words are hard to forget.

* “I never wanted my face to look older than I was.” When we say these words, our prospects picture themselves saying the same thing.

* “I did not want to leave the house looking like I graduated from the clown school of makeup.” The back of our prospects’ minds think, “I want to make sure my makeup is coordinated and not piecemeal.”

* “Well, you know how cheap makeup makes us look … cheap.” Because we use the “Well, you know how …” opening, our prospects easily accept this as a fact.

==> But, we can do better.

What if we could alter the mindsets of our prospects? Instead of them perceiving us as a salesperson, what if they perceived us as a problem-solver?

How do we change our prospects’ mindsets? By changing our mindset. Prospects are reactive. The programs in the back of their minds simply react to our current mindset. If we change their mindsets, we will instantly change our results.

You can read the four mindset changes for free.

They are in the free Amazon preview of the latest “Big Al” book. Go to Amazon with the link below and just click on the “Look Inside” on the book image. Enjoy the great ways to get team members to have fun retailing their products and services.

 

Retail Sales for Network Marketers

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Learn how to position your retail sales so people are happy to buy. Don’t know where to find customers for your products and services? Learn how to market to people who want what you offer.

More info →
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