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WeddingWire is the largest wedding network

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3.1 Million Unduplicated unique visitors to the WeddingWire Network each month facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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4.5 Million Searches for dress retailers per year via WeddingWire

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4 Steps to More Sales 1. Get their attention 2. Get the inquiry 3. Get the appointment 4. Get the sale

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Getting their attention

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Getting their attention • • • •

Be everywhere they are Project the right image Know your brand Ask for referrals

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After getting their attention what’s their next step? facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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WEBSITE INQUIRY APPOINTMENT

PURCHASE


If you want them to invest in your business…

…you have to invest first.

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Getting the inquiry

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How will they inquire? • • • • • • • •

Call Skype Email / Contact form Text Live chat Walk In Make an appointment Make a purchase

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APPOINTMENT

After the inquiry what’s their next step?

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PURCHASE WEBSITE

FOLLOW-UP


You don’t get any business from your website You get business through your website facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Getting the inquiry • Have clear calls-to-action on every marketing piece • Reduce the distractions • Use “social proof” (reviews/testimonials) • All roads should lead to inquiries, including social media facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Why do they ask how much…?

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Why do they ask “How much…?”

Simple answer: They don’t know what else to ask! facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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When they ask “How much…?” It does not automatically mean: • • • •

They can’t afford it They want your cheapest dress They won’t spend more They’re price shopping

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Everyone needs to know

“How much?”… eventually

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Responding to “How much…?” • • • • • • •

Answer it if you can Give them a realistic range Don’t be evasive Acknowledge the question Tell them that you’re going to tell them Give them a realistic range Starting prices can be misleading

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What do you want

when you’re the novice consumer?

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How much is a simple dress?

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Getting the appointment

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Getting the appointment • Have better email conversations • Gain their trust and interest

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Getting the appointment • “By appointment only” • “To ensure that you, and all of our brides, get the time and attention you deserve, we work by appointment only. Call, click here or contact us today to schedule yours 301-555-1212” facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Put it in your FAQ’s Are appointments required? Weekdays: appointments are suggested, but not required. Saturdays: to ensure that you, and all of our brides, get the time and attention you deserve, we work by appointment only. Call, click here or contact us today to schedule your appointment 301-555-1212 facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Having better appointments, getting more sales facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Be present distractions facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Build rapport

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Make it all about them facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Scripts are for reference

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Zig and Zag with them

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How do you know what they want to hear? ASK them

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Ask better questions:

Open-ended vs. Yes/No

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Ask better questions & Listen to the answers!

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Ask better questions Sell the heart, not the head

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Why do most

appointments take longer than they have to?

YOU facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Handling price questions

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Price questions What do you want to hear when you’re the customer? facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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4 ways to handle price questions tell them

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don’t tell them

starting price

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price range


Closing the sale Should you try to close them on the first appointment? facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Closing the sale Reduce their choices reduce buyer’s fatigue

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Closing the sale If you’ve never closed anyone on the first appointment… facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Handling objections If they have no questions or objections, are they interested? facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Give them some

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Feel – Felt – Found

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You have to ask for the sale

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Follow up If they don’t buy today

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if when they come back…

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4 Steps to More Sales 1. Get their attention 2. Get the inquiry 3. Get the appointment 4. Get the sale

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WeddingWire tools to help your business succeed! …followed by Q&A facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Client Management Tools

Easily manage your sales process, so that you can focus on what you love!

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Manage incoming leads with Inquiries

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Set meetings with Appointment Scheduling

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Get the details you need with Questionnaires

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Get paid quicker with online payments

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Digital Marketing Tools Grow your online reputation and build business buzz

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% of consumers who trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations

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Requesting Reviews Made Easier

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Double-digit reviews drive success

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The Goal: 1 review a month facebook.com/AlanBerg1

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Get found more on top search engines

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Manage your social media in one place

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Customize your Facebook Business Page

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Create unlimited business videos

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Reach brides searching on-the-go

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4.5 Million Searches for dress retailers per year via WeddingWire

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Announcing… The WeddingWire World Tour!

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• June 3rd!

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Success, Education, Connections

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Sales Success Strategies to Book More Brides