by Carl Ingalls
The following is part of a recent conversation on Twitter.com between Carl Ingalls (http://twitter.com/Carl_Ingalls) and Christina Luminea (http://twitter.com/cristinaluminea). Jacques Werth (http://twitter.com/JacquesWerth) is the owner of this blog.
Carl: Your ability to take “no” for an answer makes it easier for others to say “yes”.
Your ability to take “no” for an answer makes it easier for others to say “yes”.
Carl: Thank you for the RT, and I would love to hear about your thinking. I’m always looking for better ideas & ways to say them.
Christina: I think you are right. By taking “no” for an answer you show people respect for their ideas and beliefs. You build trust.
Christina: People will be more confident to say ‘yes’ next time, knowing their opinion counts and they are not taken for granted.
Christina: The strangest thing is all of this makes sense but I wouldn’t have thought of it before. This is why: Thank you!
Carl: Thank you very much for sharing your thinking with me, and expressing it so well. It helps clarify my own thinking.
Carl: The idea of “taking no for an answer” is part of a sales philosophy I’ve been studying, called High Probability Selling.
Christina: Please feel free to use any of my tweets and I am looking forward to share thoughts and ideas with you, in the future.