Building High-Mileage Rapport: As Seen in The Call Center Times Newsletter

Building High-Mileage Rapport

- By Linda Richardson

Most salespeople handle rapport casually compared to how important recognizing client rapport is. Few really prepare for rapport, and in not doing so, miss a big chance to differentiate themselves and make critical personal connections. Like all other aspects of the sales dialogue, being excellent at rapport takes thought. The goal is to create a connection and build on it in a way that is concise and genuine.As for how much time to spend on rapport, rapport can be established in two to ten minutes (or more) depending on the client, situation, and culture. Regardless of how much time, and especially if time is short, it is important to effectively establish rapport.

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