Are You Nervous About Speaking To Potential Clients?

Interviewing Potential Clients

I remember the first time I had a potential client ask for a meeting to discuss how I could help them. I was terrified – I was like what do I say or ask?

Speaking about your business to a prospect is much different than applying for a job. In truth, you want to listen more than you talk.

In this week’s VLOG I talk about:

  • how to prepare
  • sample questions to ask
  • how to follow up

The biggest thing to remember is, it is NOT a sales call – it is a conversation to find out more about them and their business and how you can help them.

Enjoy the video and thanks for listening.

I’d love to hear what you think. Do you have a story about not meeting with a prospect?

Please take a moment to leave a comment below and share your thoughts and questions. Or, feel free to share what you learned from this video.

Thanks for watching!

Enjoy your day – Susan

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14 Comments
  1. Liza

    Hey – just watched your video and have a meeting with my first potential client tomorrow, so this was a big help. Thank you and wish me luck. Liza

    Reply
    • Susan Mershon

      Thank you and good luck. Be sure to let me know how it went!

      Reply
  2. Jeanette Kierstead

    I’m completely terrified thinking about my first client call. I love to help people, though, so I’m trying to change my mindset to – how can I be of help to them – instead of “selling” myself and my services. That’s the plan, anyway. You’ve helped me consider a different way to look at it. It’ll take some experience to gain the confidence I need! Just have to get that first potential client.

    Reply
    • SE Mershon

      Hi Jeanette, you can do it! The more you do it the easier it gets – remember it’s a conversation.

      Reply
  3. Leanne

    Thanks Susan. I do struggle with what to say to a prospective client but am getting more confident each time. I find one of the hardest things is the follow up. How often should you follow up?

    Reply
    • SE Mershon

      Hi Leanne, thank you for taking time to watch and comment, I appreciate it. I would continue to follow up until I got an answer from them – you need to do what is most comfortable for you. I would recommend following up at least 3 times.

      Reply
  4. Gabrielle

    YAAYYY for video #4 Susan!! Please keep them coming, you´re awesome!

    xoxo

    Gabi @ Mi Casa Organizada

    Reply
    • SE Mershon

      Thank you Gabrielle – I’m on a roll!

      Reply
  5. Michael Merritt

    Great follow-up to your VA Blueprint “Getting Clients” video – hits all the key points. Chomping at the bit for next weeks VLOG!!

    Reply
    • SE Mershon

      Thank you Michael!

      Reply
  6. Evelyn

    Thanks….I really needed that !

    Reply
    • SE Mershon

      My pleasure Evelyn glad it was helpful!

      Reply
  7. Donna Shaffer

    This was very helpful and timely Susan! I have a Consultation Call today with a prospect. Thanks for the tips 🙂

    Reply
    • SE Mershon

      Hi Donna, awesome glad it helps. Good luck today!

      Reply
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