A great opening line


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can make the sale on the spot.

I was reminded of that on a recent trip to Beijing when the classic opening line was “Is this your first time here?”.  A simple question with an obvious answer but it creates a dialog and that’s all they’re keen to do initially.  The sale of course comes later.

I’ve seen the same in many developing countries, they’re good as they can’t afford the procrastination most of us tolerate.  If you ever need some business inspiration, go to one to find how people that have to think (and live) on their feet everyday do it.  You’ll be amazed at what you learn.

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  • Wice says
    Too deep for me today!
  • Starlite5 says
    I'm always amazed at people who can walk up to complete strangers and spark up a conversation and in two minutes have you thinking that you're long lost mates and all of a sudden you're meeting them again in a couple of days to "catch up and chat" about the latest whatever it is they're trying to sell.

    More unbelievable are ones that say " we don't do the hard sell here or try and be pushy" then in the same breath tell you have to sign up on the spot or you'll miss out on a once in life time deal.
    Eh....no wonder so many people are shopping online...no one to harass you!

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