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11 – 让客户说YES

5 Dec
Small Fish _ Leik Hong
作者:廖翊翃

标题:让客户说YES

继上一章“您要付现金,还是信用卡?”专栏提及的销售模式,这次就为大家解开为何该名香港女销售员那么轻易的就让我买了原本就不打算购买的衬衫。她到底用了什么技巧呢?

很多踏入职场的朋友,会选择销售性工作为第一行业的,相信并不多。原因很简单,销售确实是一件不容易的差事。根据统计,平均一位销售员会碰到七次客户说”No”,过后才会遇到一次”Yes”。换言之,会有七个人拒绝你的推销,只有一人答应听你的解说,但未必会跟你买产品。因此,要成为一位顶尖的销售员,是需要经过一些的培训,以及大量的失败经验所促成。

从笔者过往处理的各别客户个案中,所整理出的客户“失败经验“如下:

(一)要认清谁是你的销售对象?不要见到人就卖,销售员的工作并不是要把产品卖出去,而是要协助客户作购买的决定。一位只想卖产品的销售员,只想把产品卖了,赚取佣金。然而,一位真心帮客户解决问题的销售员会站在客户的角度去思考,帮对方解决问题,来达到销售结果。

(二)顶尖的销售员并不必要有很棒的口才,但他必须有很好的聆听力。你是要真的用心聆听,才能了解你的客户到底要的是什么,而不是喋喋不休的一直讲你的产品有多棒,你的产品有多好。聆听,是销售成交的重要一环。

(三)如果你是需要与客户预约,可以在打电话之前把自己要表达的内容或要点,用纸笔写下,把它变成手稿。此举一来你在打电话给对方的时候,减少出错的机率,同时也增加自信心。还有,在约客户见面时,千万别问客户:”什么时候方便见面”,因为您的这种问法会令客户有机会说“没有空”。有技巧的问法可以是“星期三或星期四,早上10点,哪个时段比较方便您?”,你让客户在A或B“选择题”里,二选一。如果不行,再让对方选择C,即是“不如星期五,下午两点如何?”,总之就是不要客户太轻易的拒绝你。

(四)A或B的提问模式,亦可以运用在接近成交的时候。当销售进入最后阶段,销售员就要去成交这笔交易,如果你不去问客户是否要购买,他会说:“再考虑”,因为他并不急着要跟你买,或急需要这产品。此刻,你就要尝试去成交这交易,比如说:“请问先生你是要付现金还是信用卡呢?”、“或者您要下周二或周三送货”等等有技巧性的问题。

切记,如果客户已决定要购买了,就不要再介绍类似的产品,混淆客户的选择。

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06 品牌与客户体验的魔力

30 Jun

LeikHong & SookShyan

作者:廖翊翃(企业教练)
标题:品牌与客户体验的魔力

如果今天你踏进任何一家商店,不论是餐厅、美容院、服装店等,你都会期望得到某个程度的客户服务(Customer Service )。在现今的商业环境里,客户服务不再是一项奢侈品,而是一项需要。一家没有客户服务的商店,是一家没礼貌的企业,不论它的产品再好,没多久也会遭淘汰。

有鉴于此,现在的服务业是需要迈进“客户体验”(Customer Experience )的年代了。客户体验是整个“品牌体验”(Brand Experience )的一部分。试想一下,你想让你的客户对你的品牌有什么样的体验?

笔者最近在 De L Vida Studio 拍摄婚照时,就对此家公司的品牌与客户体验有着赞不绝口。有别于一般的婚纱店,De L Vida Studio 是家小型精品式婚纱摄影室。此家摄影室麻雀虽小,但五脏俱全。从我与太太首次接触该摄影室的配套、选择婚纱礼服、拍摄当天,再到照片完成品,他们的服务可说是让我们感到无微不至的。

就比如说拍摄前,摄影师兼老板Jeerie先只身到拍摄的外景场地勘察,预先实体勘察当地的环境与拍摄的角度与灵感,让拍摄当天可省却不少的时间。在此之前,我们也与Jerrie 沟通了许多想法与概念,他亦用心的记录及呈现我们所要的婚照。

最令笔者与太太难忘与惊喜的是,当我们完成外景摄影后,步入午餐时间时,Jerrie 带着我们与团队到一家韩国餐厅享受烤肉与泡菜等美食。可想而知,当我们完成烈日当空下的拍摄,又累又饿的情况下,来到有空调的上等韩国餐厅用餐是何等的满足啊!而且还是Jerrie 买单哦。有拍过婚照的朋友听闻后都直呼我们好幸福,因为他们只能吃打包回来的炒饭或鸡饭,抑或是馒头包点。

一个好的品牌与客户体验,可让客户很乐意的为你的品牌做个免费宣传,可别小看这种口碑相传的魔力哦!

让社交媒体成为你的品牌代言人

20 Jun
LeikHong_SocialMedia
作者:廖翊翃(企业教练)
题目:让社交媒体成为你的品牌代言人
 
 
许多国际知名品牌,在一开始时也只是默默无闻的小招牌。在经过无数心思的打造与耐心经营下,成为了家喻户晓的名牌。
 
“那我应该如何把我家的小招牌变成名牌呢?”有读者电邮问起。那我们就这个问题来探讨一下什么是品牌(Brand)。
 
我们商家是否需要花很多钱来把一个品牌给打响名堂呢?但大部分的中小企业都会面对资金上的局限,是不可能像大公司那般能够较自由的大笔花费在广告与宣传。在有限的资金上,我们是否也能够去打造属于我们的品牌呢?
 
如果时光倒退到20年或30年,即80年代或90年代,在有限的资金下打造自己的品牌,的确有点挑战;但在当今社交媒体及网络的发达下,这也不再是不可能的任务。相对下,在现时的环境打造品牌变得易如反掌。中小企业们已不需要大撒金钱聘请专业的品牌顾问公司或广告公司、找名人或艺人代言,或搞活动宣传。只要任何人都有部智能手机,再加上面子书帐号,这都能成为您的品牌代言人与宣传者。
 
打个比方,如果你是经营餐饮业的业者,今天你的顾客在你家店里用餐,而顾客对你的食品、服务等感到满意,那能不能要求顾客把你家的食品拍照后,放上面子书与朋友分享呢?如果他愿意为你这么做,那他是不是无形中成为你的最佳产品(品牌)代言人?而我们身边也有不少例子,很多顾客光顾某家餐厅,都会打卡告诉朋友他身在何处,更会拍下餐厅的美食,放上社交媒体与朋友分享。这就是为何我说,只要你有智能手机,社交媒体管道都会是你最佳的品牌代言人和宣传者。
 
由于打造品牌已从以前的“被动”,演变成今天的“主动”,品牌不再是您告诉(教育)您的客户您有什么,而是您的客户主动的宣扬及传达给其他潜在客户,你提供的是什么。如今的品牌已演变成一众体验,即品牌体验(Brand Experience)。什么是品牌体验?下一章告诉您我的亲身体验。

Small Fish 2.0 Mastering Brand Experience

14 Jun

Small Fish 2.0 Mastering Brand Experience

Small Fish 2.0 Mastering Brand Experience

Authors: Leow Leik Hong & Benson Wong

Synopsis:

In today’s day and age, businesses can no longer survive solely on conventional marketing strategies. Where once it sufficed to attract consumers through offline marketing events and advertisements, now we need both a strong and memorable presence online and offline in order to maximise our reach and impact.

Small Fish 2.0 Mastering Brand Experience offer you a creative insight into developing a memorable and impactful brand experience for your customers. Quoting several real-life examples of distinguished Malaysian companies who have successfully made it to the pinnacle of Brand Experience.

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1令吉的魔力

13 Jun

LeikHong Upselling

 

标题:1令吉的魔力

作者 : 廖翊翃(企业教练)

 

有如上文提到,客户数额(Existing Customer)x 重复交易量(Repeat Order) x 交易数额(Average Spending)=营业额(Revenue) ,是一项商家们都必须明白的营销方程式。

很多时候,商家们如果要提升自身的营业额,都会努力的区增加自身的客户量,而忽略了其实可在所谓的“重复交易量”与“交易数额”下手。除了我们的品质、服务于价钱的保证以外,我们应该利用何等策略来鼓励消费者一直回来光顾我们的生意呢?

相信你也会有相关的经验,你到某咖啡馆或发廊消费,首次光顾都会获得对方的会员卡一张。每一次的消费都会获得一个盖章。获得越多或超过10个盖章以上,就会得到 一杯免费的咖啡或免费理发一次。

这种优惠的小举动,就是提升客户的忠诚度,让客户觉得有了这张会员卡,就会不断享有好处与优惠,而不是得去找另一家商店。当然了,会员卡的种类形形色色,有的是收集积分来换取商品或回扣等;有的则是会员有优先权先购买新的产品。

“交易数额”则是如何提高客户每次消费时的单价,举个例子:如果有位客户已经向你买了10令吉产品,你如何鼓励对方多消费1令吉,达到总额11令吉呢?这你可要多向麦当劳学习了。当你想吃麦当劳时,你会选择单点汉堡包?抑或是选择麦当劳套餐呢?我相信,多数的消费者都会选择套餐(汉堡包、汽水及薯条)。为什么?因为会比较值得啊!

这就对了,麦当劳就是要令你觉得“值得”。麦当劳将3种不同的产品组合成一个优惠价套餐来卖你,让你觉得值得而多加消费。而你决定买下套餐后,麦当劳的专员并没有停止向你销售,反而会问你,是否还要多加1令吉(Add On )来加码你的套餐呢?

试想想,如果你花了10令吉来买套餐,而且又同意以1令吉加码,你可帮麦当劳增加10%的营业额。如果一家麦当劳的月入营业额是100万令吉的话,那10%就是10万令吉。麦当劳只需简单轻松的问你是都要加额1令吉,就可增加其10万令吉的营业额,你说厉害吗?

当然,增加营业额的策略最好是三管齐下,如果你的客户数额 x 重复交易量x交易数额都能够各自增长10%,那么你就会有意想不到的33%增加率。加油吧!

#商业模式特点差异化

5 May

Small Fish LeikHong

 

标题:商业模式特点差异化

作者:廖翊翃

 

与友人吃饭聊起,他想在呆了10年的公司离职创业去。想说顺应潮流,开间自己向往已久的精品咖啡馆去。

在槟岛这一带,近几年来确实吹起了精品咖啡坊的潮流风,尤其在古迹区一带,随便数一数都超过十根手指,一点也不夸张。而这些咖啡坊都有各自的独特特色,当然也有的咖啡馆虽然拥有独特特色,但经营时间不长久,相继倒闭。

我问友人所构思的咖啡坊是否拥有与人不同的“特点差异化”,他摇摇头反问,所谓的特点差异化不就是一味在食品、咖啡、咖啡馆主题布置下功夫,不是吗?

其实,要在相同领域的行业中找出差异化并不难,只要花点心思,必然会找出属于自己的特点差异化。就好比Pizza Hut 与 Domino Pizza 不就是同样卖着热腾腾的披萨吗?但只要您仔细研究,您就会发现这两家的商业模式与客户对象是全然不同的。

Pizza Hut是家仪餐厅为主导目标的商业模式,而Domino Pizza 则是以外卖为主导。如果您经营的是Pizza Hut,在寻找店面方面,就必须找出一个黄金地段,如拥有高客流量的商场。而店面面积不能太小的同时,也必须聘请好几位高效率的店面服务员。而您是经营Domino Pizza的话,您就可以省下高店租的商场单位,因为Domino Pizza讲求的是送外卖的速度,而Pizza Hut较着重在家庭与朋友在餐厅内聚餐。

友人听了猛点头,双眼炯炯发亮似乎想到了些什么。祝福友人找出属于自己的咖啡馆特点差异化,为梦想努力前进吧!

8 Pieces of Business Building Blocks

9 Nov
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Introducing “Small Fish’s Business Mastery” Blocks
In Small Fish’s business philosophy, we believed a business structure could be divided into 8 different pieces of blocks.
Although each block has it own stand-alone functions, but it’s in fact interconnected among all the blocks.
1. Business Purpose – to begin with, we often ask business owner “WHY” you started your business? What problems you would like to solve for your customers? – If your purpose is clear then your customer will buy.
2. Business Model – after identifying the why, then the “WHAT” and “HOW” will kick in to get the ball rolling. The business model is where you defined what your business needs and how are you going to make it happen.
3. Business Goals – setting up your business targets and goals for the next five years, and break in down into smaller pieces ranging from yearly, quarterly, monthly and even weekly. The action items need to be completed during this period of time.
4. Operation System – the next step is to setup the operational systems within your business. From marketing, sales, customer service, account, finance, production and so on.
5. Organization – a good business is all about having the right system with good people. To house good people, we first need to have a good organization structure. Starting from the organization chart, the reporting system, positional contract to the commission payout scheme and etc.
6. People – good people are the heart and soul of your business, there are many effects needed to attract good talents your organization. What are some of the core values that inspire good people to come work for you? If you want to build a brand for your employees, make sure that is “Culture”.
7. KPIs – this is where we measured the performances of our business. Is the business having healthy profit margin & cash flow? How are the performances of the team members? We have to measure our current business situation in order for us to improve and become better.
8. Milestones – coming to the last block of the pieces, this is where we celebrate our business achievements. Should our business have achieved the business goals and targets we set earlier? Breaking a new high sales record, opening more new outlets or business expanded to a new market.
Every piece of the blocks is interlinked among each others. In fact, we can merge Block (1) – (3) as our Business Plan,
Block (3) – (5) is about System,
Block (5) – (7) is about Team, and
Block (7) – (1) is about Rewards
Now look at your own business, have you got all the pieces filled up? If not PM us, we might be able to help.
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Creativity & Innovation on Marketing #1

3 Feb

It has been awhile i have updated this blog. So i had decided to do something about it. One of the New Year resolution of mine is to keep this blog active; but the question is what to blog about?

This question keeps ponder in my head for the last couple of weeks. An idea just struck my head over my usual 5km run the other day, why don’t i just include some of the marketing materials i had just developed for my training module. So here goes with some the first chapter – Creativity & Innovation on Marketing

Creativity & Innovation on Marketing juice-box leikhong Why is Creativity and Innovation Important in Marketing?

Being creative and innovative seems to be the buzzword in business nowadays, but why are they so important? With a barrage of innumerable products flooding the market, a product must capture the average customer’s attention within a few seconds, or disappear into oblivion, lost in the vast ocean of countless, insignificant other products. A product cannot be just another product in the market. It must stand out from the rest. This is where creativity and innovation comes in. Being creative and innovative makes the difference between making profits or incurring losses for businesses. Unless a business is able to swiftly adapt the product through creativity and innovation to meet the customer’s changing needs, both the product and the business will no longer be relevant in the market as imitations or similar products with improved features will replace the product in no time.

What is Creativity? What is Innovation?

If passion and commitment are the life blood of a business, then creativity and innovation are the soul of a business. Creativity is the generation of ideas while innovation is the translation of these ideas into a product or service. Creativity is useful only if it can be translated into innovation that sells. In other words, creativity and innovation must lead to commercial value that is manifested through increased sales and profitability for the business. Can creativity and innovation be outsourced? Yes, it is possible, but the best ideas and innovation are most likely to come from within the business as no one knows the product as much as those who are in the business.  Creativity and innovation also require in-depth knowledge of the product to come up with ideas to market it effectively. You’ve guessed it. The best ideas may come from the home ground experts, your own employees or colleagues.  

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Creative Marketing and Profitability

A creative and innovative business that is ahead of its customers’ needs and expectations will eventually become a profitable market leader as this business is constantly generating and turning new ideas into products that bring sales and profit into the business. What is profit? Profit is the sales revenue minus the cost and margin. When customers buy your products, you generate sales. Increase in sales will result in profit. In other words, a successful business must have customers who buy the products, new and repeat sales and continued profits. Let us look at a few giants who made their mark as market leaders.

Great companies such as Apple, Zappos, Starbucks and AirAsia tuned to their customers’ needs and developed their niche to serve their customers’ expectations. Next came their legendary marketing campaigns that put them on the map. We’ll discuss more about these campaigns in our coming chapters.

– to be continued…. –

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SCHOLARS’ TRAINING PROGRAMME

15 Jul

It always made me felt great working with a group of young, passionate & energetic university students over a weekend at Pork Dickson.

It is indeed a wonderful experience which I was invited to conduct the SCHOLARS’ TRAINING PROGRAMME for 15 university students coming from different background, engineering, medicine, laws, business, pharmacy & accounting. We spend a great weekend in Bayu Bay Resort, Port Dickson going through some learning points on mindset alignment, expanding comfort zone, communication skills, team works, leadership & etc…

Thank you for all your great participation and wishing the very best success on your study and career. I am sure you all are going to be somebody someday… Special appreciation to my best buddy /co-trainer James Ong for your time and efforts being with us over the weekend

Date: 5th – 8th July 2013

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When is a good time to start a business?

10 May

“When is a good time to start a business?”

many people want to start a business, but too many of them just can’t find the right timing. if you’re one of them who still not willing to leave your comfort zone.

below is the info-graph that illustrate every single moment in life seem to be a good moment to start a business (except being dead).

stop giving yourself more excuses and start dive into your passion. if you still don’t know what you like to do? keep searching don’t settle.
you would know when you found it.

When is a good time to start a business?

When is a good time to start a business?