Chris Lytle's Sales Tip: Every salesperson I talk to says that face time is harder to get. One way to get more is to ask for the appointment one week, two weeks, even a month ahead of time. Busy people find it hard to squeeze you in today or tomorrow, but can build their day around their meeting with you next week. Added bonus: When you tell someone you are booking appointments several weeks ahead, they perceive you as busy and successful. Busy and successful people prefer doing business with other busy and successful people.
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