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Should you move beyond consultative and solution selling?
Although solid product knowledge and advanced solution selling skills can deliver increased revenue, they will not deliver industry leading sales results.
Read Moving Beyond Consultative and Solution selling To Deliver Industry Leading Sales Results to learn the 3 keys for your sales force to thrive.
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Master the sales principles, tools and techniques necessary to build successful long-term client relationships by adding client value instead of selling products and taking customer orders in this customized sales training program.
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Executives expect and deserve a different approach to sales.
Revenue-generating relationships with executive decision-makers takes more preparation, analysis, business acumen and communication skills than any other kind of sale.
Before you try to sell to the corner office, get your act together, You only get one shot.
If you want to grow profitably.
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RECENT SOLUTION SELLING BLOGS
The Top 10 Sales Excuses When sales targets are missed or when big deals are lost, it can be a challenge to sift through the Sales Excuses to identify the top reasons sales reps miss quota. When we ask our clients, the top 10 sales...read more
Setting Sales Targets Mistakes to Avoid No sales leader ever claimed that setting realistic and achievable sales quotas was easy. But most sales managers make it more difficult (and failure-prone) than it needs to be. Based on our...read more
4 Ways to Avoid Sales Obstacles Want to avoid sales obstacles customers throw in your way when the stakes are high? The secret is to first prepare for the most common sales obstacles and then to put the customer in the driver’s seat. The...read more
Leading Sales Metrics We define leading sales metrics as measurements of key sales activities that are both predictable of the results you want to achieve and under your control to influence. Many sales teams do not take advantage of leading sales metrics to paint a...read more
The Bottom Line
According to McKinsey & Company, a top performing salesperson in the upper quartile is almost 15 times more productive than an average performer. To outperform their peers, top performing salespeople consistently link their solution to their buyer’s top priorities in a way that makes sense for their customer’s unique situation, culture and budget. Unfortunately, even some of the most experienced sales people have difficulty making the transition from selling products and transactions to selling more complex and customer-centric solutions. Sales forces are most often asked to make the transition when they face increasing revenue, deal size, margin, pricing, sales cycle, customer and competitive pressures that are forcing them to change how they play the game. Changing the game usually means ensuring that your sales strategy, culture and talent are aligned to call higher, clearly differentiate your offerings, act in a more consultative and customer-centric way while qualifying more effectively, better guiding decisions, presenting more compelling solutions, managing resistance easier, and closing a higher percent of sales with target accounts.
Solution selling is not about sales skills alone however. Done right, a true shift to a solution selling strategy typically requires:
- A Clear Strategy: Clear, agreed to and understood go-to-market sales strategy that supports the overall company strategy.
- A High Performance Sales Culture: Well-designed high performance sales environment that sets the sales force up to succeed and is 100% aligned with the sales and business strategy
- The Right Talent: Thoughtful talent strategy to attract, develop, and retain sales talent that fits your unique situation.
To gauge your success, look to measure and move the following sales metrics:
- More qualified sales opportunities
- Shorter sales cycles
- Increased revenue and margins
- Higher win-rates
- Greater insight and influence throughout the customer buying process
- Stronger, deeper and longer customer relationships
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