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Fundamental Selling Techniques for the New or Prospective Salesperson

Gain the skills to succeed in sales with this intensive course from the American Management Association. Learn how to identify the behaviors and skills of a successful sales professional, understand prospecting basics, and develop an action plan to apply your new skills. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your sales performance and achieve success in your career.

  • All levels
  • 21 and older
  • $2,295
  • Live, interactive online classroom
  • 15 hours & 30 minutes over 2 sessions
Fundamental Selling Techniques for the New or Prospective Salesperson

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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this sales management training:

Start your sales career the right way—with this intensive introduction to selling.

Because of the mounting pressure facing salespersons in today’s landscape, this challenging profession is becoming even more competitive. But many prospective sales professionals don’t have the necessary sales training and understanding of the fundamentals of selling. This intensive, highly interactive 2-day introduction to the art of selling will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to achieve sales success and improve your performance.

Who Should Attend:

Salespeople, sales support, as well as potential candidates for sales positions who want to build and revitalize their existing selling skills.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Identify the behaviors and skills of a successful sales professional
  • Describe different types of selling models
  • Identify elements of the sales framework
  • Understand prospecting basics and be able to conduct a sales call
  • Use a customer-centered selling approach to provide value
  • Choose a closing technique to earn the business
  • Complete a formula to achieve sales goals
  • Manage the customer relationship on an ongoing basis
  • Develop an action plan to apply your new skills

What You Will Cover:

  • Unique aspects of sales functions compared with the rest of an organization
  • Behaviors, characteristics and skills of a successful salesperson
  • Characteristics of different selling models, types and structures
  • Calculating and setting goals based on your sales quota and plan
  • Analyzing the territory and conducting account research
  • Planning your calendar to achieve sales goals and build a sales pipeline
  • Identifying resources and methods of generating leads
  • Strategies to respond to common new business objections
  • The “Earn the Business” process
  • The “Deliver the Business” process
  • The “Manage the Relationship” process
  • Technologies or methods for maintaining customer information
  • Strategies to maintain communication with a customer

Course Outline:

Learning Objectives

  • Understand How Sales Creates Revenue That Contributes to the Industry and Your Organization
  • Use a Customer-Centered Sales Approach to Provide Value to Customers
  • Identify the Behaviors, Characteristics, and Skills of a Successful Sales Professional
  • Expand Your Communication Skills and Apply Sales Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Enhance Sales Performance
  • Develop an Action Plan to Apply Learned Skills

The Importance of Sales

  • Understand How Sales Creates Revenue That Contributes to Your Industry and Your Organization
  • Define Sales from a Customer-Centered Perspective
  • Describe a Customer’s Buying Cycle

Selling Models

  • Describe Characteristics of Different Selling Models
  • Appreciate the Impact of Electronic Selling Models
  • Understand the Various Customer Buying Channels

Successful Salespeople and Relationship Building

  • Identify Characteristics of a Successful Salesperson
  • Recognize Sales Model Characteristics
  • Expand Your Communication Skills for Targeted Results By Understanding Personality Styles

Plan for the Business

  • Understand How to Analyze Your Industry and Territory
  • Identify Information That Should Be Included in a Customer Profile
  • Apply Segmentation Codes to Differentiate Customers
  • Describe How to Prepare Competitive Advantage Statements

Find and Qualify the Business

  • Describe the “Find and Qualify the Business” Process Steps
  • Identify Resources and Methods for Generating Leads
  • Understand Ways to Contact Existing Customers for New Sales Opportunities
  • Strategize Ways to Respond to Common Objections
  • Manage Your Time By Benchmarking Activities

Earn the Business

  • Describe the “Earn the Business” Process Steps
  • Identify Ways of Opening a Sales Call
  • Apply Proactive Listening Skills to Discover, Clarify and Confirm Needs
  • Understand Strategies to Present Options and Resolve Objections
  • Use Closing Techniques to Gain a Commitment

Deliver the Business

  • Describe the “Deliver the Business” Process Steps
  • Understand That Delivering the Business Is Directly Connected to Earning the Business

Manage the Relationship

  • Describe the “Manage the Relationship” Process Steps
  • Understand Strategies for Maintaining Relationships with Your Customers
  • Identify Technologies and Methods for Maintaining Customer Information

Putting It All Together: Strategies for Success

  • Apply the Skills, Tools, and Techniques Learned Throughout the Program

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel for a 5% fee up to 23 days prior to your program.

If you provide AMA with less than 23 days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

Please email us at [email protected]

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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