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how do you not act nervous with clients?

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  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    When I am meeting with a client, and client asks me questions, I act nervous. In my mind, I am saying "please, hire me. I really need the money. please please please, give me the money now. hire me." I dont know how they view me from the outside, but on the inside, I feel very nervous. and I feel like they know I am nervous. when I am nervous, I guess they also think it's suspicious, they are like "why is this guy so nervous, is he not legit? is he going to take my money and disappear?" this is all in my head, again, I dont know how I am viewed from the outside.
    what methods do you use to look indifferent?
     
  2. jdmzak

    jdmzak Registered Member

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    "Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." -Norman Peale
     
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    dufc1983 Power Member

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    Take valium
     
  4. Twixx

    Twixx Supreme Member

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    This is something all of us feels more or less especially in the beginning. You will get more and more confident each time you meet a new client. :)
     
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    jdmzak Registered Member

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    YES! This option ALWAYS works! or zannys!
     
  6. Danny1111

    Danny1111 Elite Member

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    Honestly when I first started I felt uncomfortable because I didn't know the answer to every question clients had either -- because most of them had
    messed up their site or had other issues that I didn't really know or deal with.

    So what I would do - is make it clear you specialize in a certain area (one you know very well) and you just consult on other outside issues and that
    you would need to research the issue and get back to them with the answer later in the day.

    As you experience widens then your specialty can start wider if you get what I mean. So for example I am an expert on Seo Strategy for Organic Google
    rankings -- I don't myself do coding/web design/graphics but I consult on these things ... this allows me to answer specific questions on what I know
    and research/price -- quote on everything else .... this way I always know more than the person I'm speaking too ..... I have the opposite problem of
    something speaking too advanced for an average client .. lol

    Anyway I'm sure you will figure it out -- best of luck.
     
  7. 75INZ

    75INZ Regular Member

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    Believe in your work, or the product/service you are promoting 100%.

    I STILL get nervous when talking to clients and I've been doing this for years. True it eases up after time, but sometimes you have an extremely important client and you just get nervous. That's ok, it's called being a human being.

    But I believe in my work whole heartedly, and that's portrayed to the client and then they end up hiring me, even if I may appear a tad nervous in my speech of mannerisms.
     
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    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

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    know what your talking about
     
  9. phr0zt

    phr0zt Regular Member

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    "Don't bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don't feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace." - Jim Rohn

    Your first problem is you go in there thinking about the money. You should go in there thinking about the value you can provide the client. Provide them something with true value and:

    a) You'll feel good about it and be excited to help them - nervousness gone.
    b) The money will follow.
     
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  10. Beingakrant

    Beingakrant BANNED BANNED

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    I've just one word to say: Believe. :)
     
  11. like1st

    like1st BANNED BANNED

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    I can say a single word about your thread: Psychology!
    This is the secret. Any man in this world, may a nervous client, is based on a kind of psychology. So, you must say what he want, but you must play on your rules. It is like with our children. Give him/her the impression that he/she have the control.
     
  12. iglow

    iglow Elite Member

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    i just use aff networks. 0 lclients. and im bh 100% since like 5 years.
     
  13. bwman

    bwman Power Member

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    The best solution to this is to just ''Believe in what you are selling.
    simple as that.