There’s a lot of binary thinking out there on this one.

“I live and die by my script!”

“They’re bullsh*t!!! Only a rookie would use a script!”

But the argument is mostly semantics.

Everyone has a different definition of what a script is.

And why is it all or nothing?

That’s sales-oriented thinking. Let’s take a prospect-oriented approach instead.

Our goal when prospecting is to start conversations. And if there’s alignment in a problem we can help fix, they’ll want to keep talking further.

If your “script” keeps prospects engaged and wanting more, keep using it.

And if your “script” doesn’t accomplish that, do something different.

It’s as simple as that.

Let’s not get caught up in semantics.

 


Jeff Bajorek has some more thoughts on the topic in the video.

What do you think about scripts? Yay or nay?

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