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RESPOND to the objection, "It will never get through the system." Strategy 1 of 3

Objection_Free_Selling_IconObjection # 8 of 85: It will never get through the system.

When does it usually occur? After your presentation.
Probable Cause: Buyer does not believe s/he has enough authority to move the project forward or is unsure how to proceed..
Objective: Identify the key decision-makers in this sale and create coaches and champions.

RESPONSE STRATEGY 1 of 3: When you're put into the unfortunate position of having to respond to an objection, it means one of two or three things: 1) Your attempt to PREVENT it didn't work, 2) Your attempt to PREEMPT it didn't work, or 3) You got hit with it before you had a chance to do either of the first two. So let's get after it. Listen carefully so that you don't start discussing the wrong concern. Once you're sure, start with the transition sentence to help the decision-maker save face. Then provide your response and confirm that it works. Or, assume that it works and continue with your plan.

If you're in a power position or on solid ground, then you can set up a partnership with the decision-maker you're currently talking to so that you can move forward with a sense of urgency.

For example, "Under normal circumstances, I would totally agree with you. However, based on what we've discovered, we will have to take our findings to the next level, or we could find ourselves in a position of having to answer some tough questions when this comes to light, and we didn't at least let them know. We need a solid strategy to ensure what we have is interpreted accurately. So, I recommend we first verify ___; next, we can ___ (continue to build a plan)."

See pages 25 and 63 of the book Objection Free Selling.

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