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Dealing with competitors who are good-looking, former pro athletes, and have other “unfair” advantages

Have you ever had a competitor who was able to make inroads with YOUR customers quickly because he or she was good-looking, a former professional athlete, or had some other perceived advantage?  I hear about this concern on a fairly regular basis.  I understand it because I experienced it myself.  In this edition of the Medical Sales Guru Podcast, I describe a situation that I encountered where a competitor was able to take business because he was able to do something outside of the clinical environment that put him in a favorable situation with a customer.  It’s great to have talents and attributes that get you in the door, but in the final analysis, you need to have more…much more if you expect to win business for the long term.