Smarter Selling Skills
Selling is the lifeblood of any business – and calls for a sophisticated array of organizational, commercial, and behavioural skills.
It becomes especially pivotal in challenging times, where every buying decision is scrutinized by the purchaser in the interests of preserving cash – and value for money considerations dominate.
This is the environment where your sales team has to up their game – to compete like never before for business in a flat or shrinking market and face a stream of challenges to win business against the inevitable forces of ever fiercer competition, price reduction demands and/or game-changing technologies.
This intensive, highly interactive 2-day workshop is very much geared to equipping participants with the vital, cutting edge skills to achieve winning sales outcomes even in these difficult times.
- Internalise the skills of a successful sales professional
- Eliminate self-defeating behaviours that may be hindering sales success
- Learn a concrete formula to plan and achieve sales goals
- Practice techniques to improve performance in sales meetings & presentations
- Develop some key approaches to managing objections & building leverage
- Use techniques to productively manage sales accounts on an ongoing basis.
What is selling
We explore what we understand selling to mean and the different commercial types – business-to-business, business-to-consumer, door-to-door, request for proposal, telesales, mail order, electronic. What’s common and what’s specific to each type.
What are some key selling skills
We examine the key selling skills: commercial, analytical, organizational, behavioural, presentational, motivational. We survey the keypoints for each and offer practical strategies to practice and use.
What are some major selling mistakes
We reverse our focus to examine the most telling mistakes that undermine the selling process. We compare/contrast hard-sell and soft-sell approaches and offer guidelines to dynamically vary as appropriate.
What are the fundamentals of account management
We address the strategy and roadmap aspects of finding, qualifying and retaining new business – categorising customers, generating leads, building pipelines, setting goals, planning calendars, etc.
Managing the sales meeting
We study the seller-buyer interaction in detail – how to build rapport, expose wants and needs, overcome objections, establish leverage, confirm buying signals, etc. We delve into the verbal interplay at work in a sales meeting and the appropriate responses, verbal and non-verbal.
Making the pitch
We focus on the different types of presentation formats and collateral – powerpoints, brochures, telesales, demonstrations, web channels; and, on how to construct a proposal in response to an RFP or tender request.
This course is suited for
Senior Managers, Middle Managers & Team Leaders