There have been for instance quite a number of 100m finals !
|Sketch of Olympian Swimmer - London 2012|
One of the communication challenges that Paralympics 2012 has is to keep the viewers interest and involvement in some sports which we are unfamiliar with, whose classifications are complex and whose novelty is not enough to sustain our interest of the eleven days of competition.
So Channel 4 TV and the BBC Sports 5 involve us through back stories of the athletes and the use of phone-in and twitter with the public along with the expert input by past paralympians and the brilliant skills of anchor presenters Ade Adepitan, Clare Balding and Jon Snow.
Likewise in selling we have our own classification terminology and technical jargon that can confuse buyers much like viewers leaning about the elite sports mentioned above.
So let's be inspired by the way the Paralympics communicate their sports and learn better ways to sell to our customers.
(Day 6 of our 5-a-day selling tips to go Click here for Other 5-a-day to go Selling Tips)
We all get in to habits of a verbal shorthand which is fine if both parties understand it.
But Buyers unfamiliar with jargon may feel embarrassed about constantly asking for explanations in areas they are unfamiliar with or simply become disinterested and 'switch off'.
Maybe as we are listening or watching the Paralympics sports programmes over this week, why not listen to how they tackle the jargon challenge in order to give us ideas of how to adapt such approaches in our selling work.
|Floral Cyclists Embankment Gardens|
during London 2012
|Picture of Mars by NASA rover CURIOSITY August 2012|
Even in this virtual world of the PC, Internet nothing beats our curiosity of the reality.
For all the scientific analysis undertaken at distance, the space body NASA have still considered it necessary to land a craft on Mars and send the rover 'curiosity' to get to know the territory of Mars better.
So it is on a sales territory.
On the commercial battlefield time spent in reconnaissance is seldom waisted. You need to augment your intelligence with on the ground scouting.
This has always been important. Today it is even more so . Remember the customer's click on your website is where they see the enquiry cycle starting not when we click open the email, enquiry etc