Yes, there is a certain way you communicate when it comes to exportation. That is why you see some people finding it very difficult to get a client for export business. However, I am not saying you will get a client immediately or that week if you know how to communicate with foreign clients but honestly it will make your life more easier.
If you see a family with problems every now and then; check the cause of their problem – it’s poor communication system. This is also the main reason why we have more broken homes than ever! If you see/have a company that is stagnant and not progressing as expected; it is poor communication system within the company. Take-it or all leave-it; good communication system is very important in our day to day activities; to a great extent communication determines the success of our life and business activities – exportation is not an exception.
You will agree with me that business language, tone and communication skill is a new different thing from what we use to know. No wonder we have so many people who cannot successfully initiate a business deal with their foreign clients. This is a very common problem among young entrepreneurs.
However, it is important to know that I am not blaming you for inability to initiate a successful business communication system. Instead, I am opening your eye to the need to learn how to start a successful business conversation. That is why today, I shall be doing justice to that in this piece; so, I enjoin you to read till the very last word.
Recently, I have taken deeper look at the mails I received lately; I realized most of these request can be solved by proper business communication skill. It may interest you that the way we discuss with a foreign partner or client or customer is quite different from the way we discuss our day to day business activities. That is why I felt a piece like this is very important.
Quickly, there are some important facts you need to know about communicating with a foreign client. These factors determine your success to a great extent.
5 Facts About To Understand About Foreign Exportation Clients
- You need to understand that these people are not in your country and they operate in different economy.
- You need to understand that you have different business policies. Like in some countries; people will not do business with you without your Tax Identification Number, NEPC e.t.c
- You need to understand that these people speak different language from you; in most cases we all have different mother tongues.
- Make it short! You also need to understand that not every client can read English correctly.
- Time factors! You need to understand that we all operate at different time frames.
These above facts must be cleared to you before anything else!
Let me show you what I mean. Recently, I tried initiating a deal with a client and I got him in less than 10 minutes. Here is our conversation…
The KEY? Go straight to the point and make it brief, simple and clear! I know you have questions to ask; please drop your questions as comments bellow. I hope this helps someone today.