I like the direction this discussion is going. After 20 years of door-to-door cold call sales, I would like to add another dimension.
Every personal possession owned by your prospect, represents a previous decision. Collectively, these decisions reveal patterns describing what ultimately motivates your prospect. Once you grasp the general terms of this motivation, begin describing what your selling in those general terms. We intuitively do this now but through this technique the need for intuition is replaced with cognitive knowing. Your sales numbers will explode.