Do you know? Can you say? What would that look like?
If you don’t know, can’t say or can’t show it, you risk of being an order-taker — someone who invites your prospect to tell you what they need or want.
I’d argue that abdicating your responsibility to know what a prospect needs from you is akin to allowing a patient to tell their doctor what to prescribe.
Seth Godin agrees. In this post, he makes the same point.
The true benefit of ‘packaging’ your problem-solving services in the first place, is how it communicates that you already know:
- what people want from you, and
- what that solution is supposed to look like
Once you have packaged your expertise to provide the ‘beneficial difference’ a member in your target market is seeking, you’ll never be guilty of order-taking again!