Recently I read an article that highlighted the importance of the appearance of the sales staff in strengthening the mega-credibility of a product or a company. I have a very different view about this. Its NOT at all that your sales persons’ personal credibility is the key to attain and maintain mega-credibility but some other elements, factors, practices and strategies do play a great part in it. Remember that each day the global markets witness almost 250, 000 products and brands launched and 90% of them vanishing without a trace. It’s the credibility that destroy the biggest names in a fraction of seconds. Yet, several prominent names still command the mammoth credibility, which is coined as mega credibility. The big question today is this How to Build A Mega Credibility?
Brick by Brick : Everyone knows that the word “credibility” is originated from a Latin word “credo,” that means “my faith”. If we consider it as solid as a brick, then the mega credibility of the organization must be the sum total of all such brick solid credibility systematically aligned together. No less then that. Several small yet significant measures may build up any credibility by just adding different values to it.
Towards Mega Credibility : The factors that determine the magnitude and size of your credibility are several but I am mentioning only a few of them.
- Character : Its not only the character of your staff but also the DNA of your company policies towards various customer, after sales, brand loyalty and quality related issues that work like the foundation of your mega-credibility. Even before anyone starts using your product or services they try to investigate or know more about your organization or credibility. If more people consider you a responsible person then your success is almost assured.
- Quality : If your quality is ultimate and yet your pricing very modest then it would definitely better the brand credibility. Similarly if the behavior of your sales, after sales, services, marketing and supply teams is also a class in itself, then no one is going to stop you from attaining a mega credibility. Although the overall quality of the company is very important, but its also crucial to maintain the mark.
- Communication :Every organization or individual willing to attain a mega-credibility, should first learn how to propagate the positive feedback and achievements in market. One must be extremely careful while highlighting any material that may affect its credibility. A slight slip or a little sub standard stuff shall invariably better your competitors only.
Interaction : Remember that its not communication or customer care. It doesn’t have any relations with that. Its the modus operandi how your organization or you interact with your clients, work force, suppliers, vendors and the publics. If they have 24X7 access to the concerning authorized people then only it will transform your credibility in the right direction.
- Transparency: If your publics are not able to see how do you do, then they will never accept you as open and honest. Any unwanted secrecy about what is well known about the process and procedures adapted by your competitors will harm you beyond repairs. Your credibility would suffer serious credibility smashing missiles. The best way to deal with such disasters is a timely self-disclosure propaganda.Credibility Package: No organization should ever try to grease or hurt, please or annoy or oppose & favor any sorts of non professional & irrelevant ideologies. Your company logo, stationary and advertising endeavors should never overlook these issues. Your work force should get such an uniform that suits every caste & creed. Such measures tell a lot about you or your organization.
Conclusion : Every organization or individual interested in attaining mega credibility status should exhibit pure professionalism & absolute control over personal emotions. Your products should not use any such languages or packaging as well. Try to stick to your organizational or personal goals only. Stay out of controversies. Always. If ever you or your company fall into it, reemerge ASAP. Those who are interested in mega credibility should respect the deadlines and keep delivering high-quality work without causing delays in the delivery.
Solutions : Every organization serves some type of the specific publics and its very easy to transform the available expertise in any setup into an aura of credibility ambassadors. I may help the interested organizations in this matter, if they may spare two days time.
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