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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.
Based upon over 800 sales training measurement projects, we know sales reps who receive consistent and effective sales coaching outperform their peers 4-to-1 in terms of revenue, margin and client satisfaction.
Are you taking advantage of the power of sales performance coaching to succeed?
How do you stack up in the areas of Account Planning, Generating Leads, Presenting, Selling to Executives, Selling Solutions and Negotiating?
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Key published sales research, insights and tools from industry experts about how to drive profitable sales revenue..
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Are your sales leaders building a High-Performance Sales Culture to drive your sales strategy forward?
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Solution and Value Selling Best Practices Research to transition from selling products to selling value-based solutions.
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Recent solution selling training blogs
A Better Way to Sell — Turn Selling into Helping ClientsMost business sales training programs focus on advancing and closing deal. While this makes sense from a seller’s perspective, it is exactly the opposite of what buyers want and need to be successful. What would...
PersistenceSalespeople are taught to be persistent. Persistence is considered an asset. On the other hand, salespeople are human, and when a prospect says “no” — to a meeting or demo, or to the sale itself — we may be tempted to give up. Should you be a more...
Some Risk Is InevitableEvery business sales training expert knows that just about every purchase involves some level of risk — products may not function as advertised, software may not be fully adopted, and services may not fully deliver on their promise. That’s why...
A Sports AnalogyWhen you consider the question of what CEOs expect from sales managers, it’s hard to avoid a stereotypical sports analogy because it is so apt. Both sports coaches and sales managers are heavily evaluated on their wins. A winning record is what matters...
The Bottom Line
According to McKinsey, a top performing salesperson in the upper quartile is almost 15 times more productive than an average performer.
To outperform their peers, top 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, sales culture, and sales talent are aligned to call higher, differentiate your offerings, act more consultative, and add more customer value during the buying process 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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