OK, here it is. Early morning call from a company that I had sent in a BIO to. I sent in my info because the offer said ” NO PURCHASE REQUIRED!”
The caller was delightful, she is from NY and so am I. She loves NY and so do I. She asked me lots of questions about my business, my career and hobbies and THEN
” Well Indrani, we have over 4000,000 members that you can network with so for $793.00 you can have a lifetime membership and you never have to apply again.”
I reply” I must speak with my business partner first…”
She continues” you know we have lost of people to speak to and if we waited for everyone we would never get the book published”
I say, ” In that case this is not for me”
We go back and forth, I get offered a 500.00 deal but she will throw in the add ons… NO
Again another offer, ok we have a 300.00…. NO
I say” Thank you for doing such a great job of giving me a wonderful chance to stand in my NO”.
She is taken aback but only for a moment ” I just want you to hear how great this opportunity is, 1000’s of people apply and we only accept a few…”
I say” I am hearing you, but you do not seem to be hearing me when I say NO”
I eventually complimented her on the great job she did for the company in attempting to convert me from a possibility into a paying client. She is a great employee. She had all her reasons down pat as to why I SHOULD buy her item!
I still may buy, but first I will do my research. I will not be squeezed into giving my money away.
Here is the anatomy of How to Stick to your NO
1. KNOW why you are saying NO.
2. Know what you are saying YES to when you say your NO.
3. Compliment the asker so they do not take it as a personal rejection.
4. Repeat your NO as OFTEN as it takes for you to be HEARD!
5. If none of the above works… then hang up/leave the room/close off your energy. And DO NOT JUDGE YOURSELF FOR BEING A BAD PERSON.
Love and light