Recently I adopted an 11 week old border collie puppy, Harry. Over the next 18-24 months I will develop him for Working Trials competitions. There are no sheep involved. These type of trials were … [Read more...] about The most unusual source to learn about winning consultancy sales
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Consultancy leaders interested in revenue growth often think about "winning sales". They want me to teach their team members sales techniques. But I won't ... because these aren't right if they want … [Read more...] about Helping clients decide
A rescheduled meeting gave me some unexpected free time. Instead of moving onto my next task I took in some sunshine. iPhone completely off and two flights of stairs away. No interruption. No … [Read more...] about Sixty glorious minutes. One very valuable insight.
A while ago I wrote about Dan Sullivan's Referability Habits concept. I love the simplicity of this. You may remember the four habits: Show up on time. Do what you say you will. Finish … [Read more...] about 4 questions that will get you more referrals
The only reason the client bought you in. They want a business outcome. They want value. And because you're so keen to talk about game-changing technology, connected experiences, product sprints, … [Read more...] about … you missed an opportunity.
Working with consultants I notice interesting things around business growth and winning projects. These include: Project opportunities coming via a tiny number of decision makers and … [Read more...] about Business growth and winning projects with key decision makers in big companies.
A client asked me why they're not getting traction with a heavy ROI value proposition. They can demonstrate a profit improvement of between £0.5M - £1.0M for their prospect in just 90-days. That looks … [Read more...] about 5 reasons clients won’t decide
Part 1: What concern about selling comes up most for consultants? My experience suggests the answer is asking clients to make a decision. a.k.a. closing. Part 2: Why is closing a concern for … [Read more...] about How to make closing comfortable
Part 1: What concern about selling comes up most for consultants? Imagine you've been having a great pre-sales conversation with the client. Chances are you've done a lot of divergent thinking … [Read more...] about Why is closing a concern for consultants?
This is a question I get asked by clients ... curious to know if they’re all in the same boat. I always answer with the concern that comes up least. You may be thinking that’s an odd response. But … [Read more...] about What concern about selling comes up most for consultants?