Always blame someone or something else when you’re chasing slow payers.
Would you put yourself out to help someone you don’t particularly like? Someone you had no time for? Of course not. But you probably would for a friend or for someone who had shown some kindness towards you.
By blaming someone (or something) else chasing a late payment, you’re almost seen as an ally, a friend (a Good Guy), instead of the enemy (a Bad Guy). So, try to blame someone, something or anything else when chasing slow payers.
He said that my overdraft’s is too high.
They’ve told me to get all accounts up to date by or they’ll take over from there and take action themselves. They’re not so easy to deal with!
What can I tell her?
Computer (Even if you generate the emails manually!)
Damn thing. Spits out these reminders automatically to all overdue accounts. Is yours late?
Did she send you a reminder? I thought I’d held yours back. Tell me – have you paid already or is it on the way?
I have to do a report next week for the Board meeting. They want details of all accounts over (select) days overdue and yours is in that lot. What would you like me to put in there about yours?
Could you tell me if payment’s been sent yet? It’s quite a bit overdue and I‘ve got refer it to the Director later on today.
The Solicitors want our permission to start legal proceedings. I need to know if you’ll be paying this account in the next few days.