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A great exercise for a sales meeting is to look at the differences between order takers and salespeople. When I think “order taker” I think fast food. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but think about their agenda. They are there to give the customer what they ask for and move them down the line. Their fact-finding is usually limited to “do you want fries with that.” Contrast that with a salesperson. A salesperson is not there to give the customer what they ask for, but rather give them what they need. A good salesperson separates “needs” from “wants”. A good salesperson builds value in their product and ties these needs to what they have. When is the last time you heard an order taker explain the features, advantages, and benefits of their cheeseburger? A good salesperson looks at objections as opportunities to sell. We could go on and on, but here is the problem: We have order takers pretending to be salespeople. They are talking to our guests. You hear them say things after the guest left such as, “I think they will be back. They like me.” Or how about, “they weren’t here to buy.” Do these sound familiar to any of you? When someone takes the time to learn their product, study how to overcome objections, and role play and practice discovering needs and wants, they will understand another thing that separates salespeople from order takers. Income.

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