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The Muzzillo Dictionary of Sales Terminology: The Definition of ‘I Will Call You’

In the Muzzillo Dictionary of Sales Terminology, definitions of many key words and phrases aren’t what they appear to be. In my previous article, I shared how the definition of “no” really is “not yet.”

Similarly, when a prospect tells you, “I will call you,” what they are really saying is, “I will never call you.”

Buyers are liars. You know that’s true. You’ve probably lied to salespeople yourself. Maybe you lied to a car salesperson after a test drive or to a realtor after viewing a home for sale. Buyers are liars.

So when someone tells you, “I will call you,” you need to understand that they will never call you.

Your response when someone tells you this should be, “Great, I will look forward to hearing from you. If I don’t happen to hear from you by [whatever an appropriate date is], I will reach out to you.” Then, mark your calendar and be ready to call them, because nine out of 10 times they will never call you.

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Read past articles in Greg’s Million Dollar Mindset at Promo Marketing Magazine

Greg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma
Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America.

In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to enable distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more.

Today Proforma has more than 750 members with over $500 million in sales. Proforma has over 100 members in its Million Dollar Club and more than 40 members in its Multi-Million Dollar Club (With sales ranging from $2 million to over $26 million). In 2014, eight Proforma members were named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.

AboutGreg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America.

In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to enable distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more.

Today Proforma has more than 750 members with over $500 million in sales. Proforma has over 100 members in its Million Dollar Club and more than 40 members in its Multi-Million Dollar Club (With sales ranging from $2 million to over $26 million). In 2014, eight Proforma members were named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.

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