Whether you offer advice to B2B or retail clients, you’re conducting part, most, or all of your business online right now. And whether you’re selling 3D printers, widgets, or financial advice, you’re going to be online in 2021 for at least part of your business. How will online meetings change in the next year? This […]
If you sell for a living, you’re in the business of offering advice. This article from Dan Smaida reminds us of the limits of professional advising, and the keys to delivering advice clients actually value.
What is the most important factor in offering advice? In this article from our sister company, the AdvisoryEDGE Forum, we share the most important factor in offering advice. Hint: It’s not whether you are correct or not! If you’re finding too many failed proposals and languishing quotes in your system, you may be looking at […]
I recently traveled to a client’s 2019 sales meeting to conduct a workshop with sales leadership. I love sales meetings because they’re wonderful opportunities to build sales culture. At the conference registration desk, the client thoughtfully provided me with a “swag bag” they were handing out to all meeting attendees. Nestled in the bottom of the […]
Today we’re talking about talking heads, and how to manage a traditional – and limiting – staple of the sales meeting. In my last article, we looked at the unique value of sales meetings – the chance for sellers to: Interact with the company Learn from each other Practice their craft These are active, lab-type […]
If you’ve planned sales meetings, you know this situation: Putting together the agenda, you notice a couple of things. First, there are a lot of “required” presentations by various talking heads in the company, and they’re BORING. Second, your breakout sessions largely consist of other people from the company (products, marketing, etc.) talking at your […]