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What are Some Great Sales Pitch Openers?

December 7, 2023 (1y ago)

Getting your potential customer’s attention in the first couple of minutes is vital to any successful sales pitch. Here are some great openers that will work for you in different ways.

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  1. Personal Connection Opener: "I noticed on your LinkedIn profile that you're passionate about [specific interest] — that's an area I'm deeply interested in as well. It's fascinating how it connects to what I'm about to share with you."Why it's great: This opener establishes a personal connection right away. It shows you've done your homework and are interested in more than just a business transaction.

  2. Problem-Solving Opener: "In my experience working with [similar companies/industries], one of the main challenges they face is [specific problem]. I'm here to show you a solution that addresses this directly."Why it's great: This approach demonstrates empathy and understanding of the prospect's challenges. It positions your offering as a solution to a problem they are facing.

  3. Intrigue Opener: "What if I told you that there's a way to [achieve a desirable outcome] while [overcoming a common obstacle]?"Why it's great: It piques the listener's curiosity and sets the stage for presenting your product or service as a novel solution.

  4. Statistical Opener: "Did you know that [startling or relevant statistic] affects businesses like yours? We've developed a way to turn this around."Why it's great: Using relevant statistics immediately grabs attention and lends credibility to your pitch. It also creates an opportunity to present your product or service as a data-backed solution.

  5. Storytelling Opener: "I’d like to tell you about one of our clients who faced a similar challenge as yours and how our product made a significant difference for them."Why it's great: Stories are powerful tools for engagement. They can make your pitch more relatable and demonstrate real-world applications and benefits of your offering.

Each of these openers is designed to engage the prospect right from the start by either making a personal connection, addressing their needs directly, intriguing them with something unexpected, presenting hard facts, or telling a compelling story.