(Available also for Customised Training by Duration, Venue & Fee)
A five-day sales and marketing training on intense and offensive market drive. With speed, the sales and marketing persons must:
• generate awareness for the company’s products
• achieve visibility in trade and outlets – wholesalers and distributors, retailers
• maximize volume delivery and achieve company’s objectives fast
• grow market share for the brands.
Differentiating the “Order-Taker” from the “Sales-Person”.
Personal Selling Skills
- Probing skills
- Objections handling
- How well you know the customer
- Sales challenges and sales differentiators
Implementing the Sales Strategy
• Planning the Market Prospecting
- Develop the right objectives
- Identify customers’ real interests
- Prioritise the customers
Developing the Major Accounts
• Qualifying Customers – Criteria for Prioritising
- Potential size of account
- History of patronage
- Previous relationship on other platforms
- Pressing need for product/service
- Clear cost-benefit relationship – positive attitude
- Financial soundness of the customer
- Customer accessibility.
• Territory Management
- territory delineation
- route planning
- the Selling Process – Call Plans
- sales target for the period
- other objectives for the period
- adding new prospects and deleting “dogs”.
Relationship Management Competencies
• Offer Analysis
- Customer benefits
- What’s special about you – the Appeal.
• Rules of Commercial Negotiation
- No negotiation when selling is unsure
- Increase level of customer needs first
- Concession strategies.
• Common Negotiation Tactics
- Good guy, Bad guy
• Checking the store rooms for stocks
• Maximising on-shelf availability and product visibility
• Effective product placement.
• How the salespersons’ mental agility can increase so as to perform at the very best
• How to bring high energy to bear for top performance
• How the salespersons can identify their individual personal strengths and weaknesses and plan for self-development
• How to analyse the motivations and priorities of key buying influences.
• Initiate more contacts and form strong relationships.
• Qualify prospects by performing analysis on what, when, and under what conditions they will buy.
• Effectively apply sales literature, promotions, tactics and offers for specific new transactions with individual prospects.
• Influence sales outlets by building value and encourage them to believe in the company’s brands.
• Effectively manage resistance from difficult prospects so as to make successful sales.