The customer who says he is interested. The customer who says he will use your product or service. The customer who tells you that he or she will keep you in mind. But you never hear from them and any attempts to follow-up are fruitless. How do you deal with the frustration of customers who won’t commit? In this episode of the Medical Sales Guru Podcast, Mace Horoff discusses some ways to find out if the customer is serious, or just wasting your time and emotional energy.
Every medical sales rep knows to ask probing questions. Make sure you are not asking probing questions that a medical professional might find insulting! One of the worst ones is, “Doctor, tell me about the biggest challenges you have when you are …..?” Mace Horoff, medical sales speaker, trainer, and consultant offers some thoughts on why a question like this can be perceived as insulting to a medical professional and then suggests a more subtle, non-insulting approach to uncover the information you need before trying to offer a solution.