Get Out of Your Head on Value
If only a customer could read your mind. They would know how exceptionally talented you are. They would see the depths you will go to ensure they're taken care of. There is no one in the world like you.
Unfortunately, the customer cannot read your mind.
So often we are our own worst enemy. We either undermine the value we offer because we lack the conviction that we ARE worth it. Or we fail to communicate it.
"The first sale is always to yourself."
- Peter Cook
Communicating your value starts with clarity on what you offer, and what you believe it's worth.
Last week I was working with a team of highly-seasoned travel advisors. Their biggest challenge was finding a way to “gently release” tire kickers so they would have more time to spend with customers who valued their service.
One advisor shared her story of a long-time client who had worked out their cruise and tour but was frantic about trying to find the air to make it all work.
“Booking the air is really difficult!” the client lamented. “Could you do it for me?”
The advisor was very calm, yet convicted in her response.
“Yes, it is hard! There are many things that can go awry. Unscheduled flight changes forced overnights, as well as different rules for different countries. I can absolutely do that for you, and make sure that when not if something goes wrong, I've got you covered.
I will also save you money on your cruise and tour. I can access our exclusive inventory of products, and find some extraordinary experiences along the way. My goal is to deliver a trip of a lifetime, every time.
My fees are $200 whether you book just the air or the full package.
The client ended up booking the entire trip through her. Why wouldn't they?
The advisor solved the problem they didn't know they had.
If you want to get out of your head on value, keep these three things in mind.
Stand up for your value. You provide a much-needed service that is in high demand. Clients who don’t need your service and only want to "pick your brain" can choose to book another way. It's ok to let them go, as long as you reinvest the time to find clients who believe in you and what you offer.
Don’t stress about the words you choose. Often, we feel like it’s a cringe-worthy moment to introduce professional fees. Just start the conversation. When you believe in your work, the client always wins.
Get it out of your head! The client cannot read your mind. Knowing your worth, and being able to articulate it are two different things. Take a few minutes to write down everything that you offer. Demonstrate that you can save them well over the cost of the fee in time and money.
Preparing for the new travel era means creating time and energy to focus on your best clients. Drawing the line on how you provide service excellence is the first step to doing the work you love, with people you can’t wait to work with!
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