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Alcohol and sales
does anyone else think having a few drinks at an outing or meeting/dinner help close a deal easier ?
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Well it definitely makes the prospect easier to look at
you're right it helps a lot and more when you talk about money
No doubt, it also improves my driving skills.
not necessarily friend be careful
50 MPH is only a suggestion after all.
Oh, is that what those signs are for? I usually try to run them over.
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I don't think it helps or hurts. It definitely hurts if you become a slopfest though.
Chief Revenue Officer
I dont drink anymore but from a psychological level alcohol diminishes your inhibitions so it would probably grease the wheels to getting someone to say yes.
Director of Sales
It depends - but it will for sure be less tense of an environment! I have a deal somewhere posted in the win bin that I cracked open some beers with some customers in my office and had a very informal contract signing. For sure helped with them, but there are times it would not help at all...
Alcohol in meetings serves to loosen the tongue and speak more fluently, well it has worked for me and it helps me close deals more easily
I think it can help build rapport/personal connection, but that can be said about anything outside of a meeting from a sporting event to a lunch even if there’s no alcohol involved.
Nothing wrong with a bit of wine and dine (and possibly line 👃 hehe) if the prospect is down. Just need to make sure there’s already a level of commitment before you blitz the company credit card
Digital Business Associate
It's definitely a social lubricant as long as you don't get too crazy. I've seen situations where it started off great and one/two/three drinks further made it a very very bad day for the salesperson.
Depends on the person. I had a VP that was a big and kind of intimidating looking guy, so he always ordered a beer and made his persona more of the goofy dude in meetings. It was part of his charm - if he didn’t order a beer you got nervous lol I know plenty of other people that go too far and get sloppy if they drink at client meetings - clients have a good time but never trust them enough to cut the big checks. I know some people that completely refuse to drink alcohol on the job and they still crush it. In the end - I don’t know that it really matters much. Depends on the person
Always...but being in sales one is never one, best close before the slurry talk comes in.
Area Sales Manager
It makes some people more outgoing. Others get negative side effects 😅
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