Costumes, Ghosts and Goblins, Spooky Spiders, and Candy are fun Halloween traditions. Each year, children dress up and go door-to-door exclaiming “trick or treat” in hopes of getting a handful of candy to add to the stash they’ve already collected. To a child, there is no such thing as too much candy… in fact the one with the most candy by the end of the night wins. What’s interesting is while children give the choice… “trick or treat,” we all know that they don’t want to be tricked. All they really want is treats! They want to be delighted with yummy, fun to eat candy.
Are You Tricking Your Clients?
Your customers are the same… they don’t want any tricks; they just want to be delighted with the treats you give them. Only treats are no longer sugary bites wrapped in bright, colorful paper. They are valuable solutions, tailored to meet their very specific needs. And they provide a measurable benefit to the organization and often times the person and/or person(s) buying that solution. Developing customized solutions is not easy though; it requires the ability to first identify the problem. And uncovering the point of pain, or challenge that needs a solution is difficult!
Following are 5 ways to help you uncover the point of pain so you can treat your customers with effective and valuable solutions: