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How should you respond when prospects ask you to tell them about your stuff? Most salespeople would get excited by this question, because they would think their prospects were interested in what they have to offer. But the truth is your prospects are really looking for a way to dismiss you. So beware: If you attempt to talk about your stuff at this stage, you’re doomed.

So what should you do? Rather than trying to give a quick overview of your offering, tell them a story. Be prepared to share a real-live customer scenario which you know will appeal to them. (You’ll be much more successful if you’ve practiced this ahead of time.)

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