i have been approached a couple of times in my blog career to do a book review, but frankly i haven’t been all that interested the book topics that have been made available to me.
being a single gal and having a lot of single readers and friends i figured i would take one for the team and find out all of the book author jess mccann’s secrets.
“sign me up!”
when the book came in the mail i had the package open and sitting on my kitchen counter. when my roommate the klutz came home i saw her flipping through the book. “what is this all about? i think i need to read this!”, she said.
see i was right, single girls really are on a need to know basis when it comes to how to snag a man, (really? did i just say snag?).
now normally i’m a bit hesitant about “self-help” books, but the title just simply had me at hello.
see what i did there?
having been an excellent saleswoman (i have the plaques to prove it), i felt that the saleswoman’s approach to closing a deal with a man would be pretty fundamental sales skills and i was right. but what is common knowledge to me isn’t to others so in that respect i feel that the book could be really helpful to some ladies out there.
the You Lost Him at Hello book basics:
- you are your own product. know and love it. (and don’t forget the packaging ladies!)
- it’s important to prospect successfully (get new leads, if the same guys you see out every weekend aren’t biting now, they probably won’t be biting anytime in the near future)
- keep your sales funnel full. (it’s a numbers game, the more options you have the better your odds for success)
- pick up on a man’s buying signs (they are subtle, so stay sharp – if he’s interested you’ll more often than not know he is)
- when closing the “deal” don’t ever assume, and be prepared for buyer’s remorse (ouch!)
- no doesn't mean no, it means next – if it doesn’t work out, carry on people, carry on.
throughout the extremely easy to read book the author's likability shines through. plus there are a lot of funny and endearing stories that i found i could relate to. not in the ah-ha light bulb kind of way but in the no shit kind of way.
i.e. don’t be too needy, duh. don’t angry drunk dial, duh. being too eager and anxious won’t get you anywhere, duh. read: common sense. but saying that, sometimes everyone need a little refresher course 101 style.
but before i let myself get too cocky with my sales knowledge and all my so called common sense let's reflect a little on my current situation. here i am 28 and single with zero prospects in my funnel.
hmmm, maybe I need to read this book again....