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1 11 Selling Today Creating the Consultative Sales Presentation CHAPTER
10th Edition CHAPTER Manning and Reece 11 Creating the Consultative Sales Presentation

2 Learning Objectives Describe the characteristics of the consultative sales presentation Explain how to determine the prospect’s needs Discuss the use of questions to determine needs Select products that match customer needs List and describe three types of need-satisfaction presentation strategies Present general guidelines for creating value-added presentations

3 Six-Step Presentation Plan
Approach (Chapter 10) Presentation Demonstration Negotiation Close Servicing the Sale

4 Strategic Planning Leads to Actions

5 Strategic Planning FIGURE 11.2

6 Four-Part Consultative Sales Presentation Guide

7 Need Discovery FIGURE 11.4

8 Value of Questioning “The effective use of questions to achieve need identification and need satisfaction is the single greatest challenge facing most professional salespeople. The types of questions you ask, the timing of those questions, and how you pose them greatly impacts your ability to create customer value.”

9 Types of Questions Survey Probing Confirmation Need-satisfaction

10 Survey Questions Information gathering questions designed to obtain this knowledge General survey questions Specific survey questions Not to be used for factual information one could acquire from other sources prior to the sales call

11 Discussion Questions What sort of factual information should you research and understand about the customer’s company before meeting with him/her? From what sources could you derive this information? For suggestions, see

12 Need Discovery Worksheet
Strategically prepare tentative questions before making the sales call Prepare open and closed questions “Tell me a little bit about your investment portfolio?” (open/general survey) “What are your major concerns when managing your financial affairs?” (open/specific survey) See Table 11.2 in the text

13 Probing Questions Help to uncover and clarify the prospect’s buying problem and circumstances Are referred to as implication or pain questions and used more frequently in large, complex sales Help the salesperson and customer gain a mutual understanding of why a problem is important

14 Using Probing Questions
Probing questions can help a customer realize how a problem (high employee turnover) can have other consequences (undertrained staff, lower customer satisfaction, and less revenue), building more value for the salesperson’s offering (on-site training). What are some questions you could ask to discover the full extent of the following problems? High employee turnover • Slow turnaround Outdated technology • High costs

15 Confirmation Questions
Verify accuracy and assure a mutual understanding of information exchanged Summary-confirmation questions Buying conditions are those qualifications that must be available or fulfilled before the sale can be closed

16 Need-Satisfaction Questions
Designed to move the sales process toward commitment and action Focus on specific benefits Are powerful because they build desire for the solution and give ownership of the solution to the prospect

17 Listening and Acknowledging
Develop active listening skills Focus your full attention Paraphrase the customer’s meaning Take notes

18 Develop Your Active Listening
You can develop your active listening skills Try the suggestions on the following Websites

19 Selecting Solutions that Add Value

20 Match Specific Benefits with Buying Motives
Buying based on need-fulfillment Buyers seek cluster of satisfactions Focus on benefits related to each dimension of value

21 Configure a Solution Most salespeople have variety of products
Package solution from your array of products

22 Appropriate Recommendations: Three Alternatives
Recommend solution: customer buys immediately Recommend solution: salesperson makes need-satisfaction presentation Recommend another source

23 Need Satisfaction: Selecting Presentation Strategy

24 Informative Presentation Strategy
Emphasizes facts Commonly used to introduce new products and services Stress clarity, simplicity, and directness Less is more—beware of information overload

25 Persuasive Presentation Strategy
To influence the prospect’s beliefs, attitudes, or behavior and to encourage buyer action Used when a need is identified Subtle seller transition from rational to emotional appeals Requires training and experience to be effective

26 Reminder Presentation Strategy
Also known as “reinforcement presentations” Maintains product awareness Good when working with repeat customers Sometimes a dimension of service after the sale

27 Developing Persuasive Presentations that Create Value
Emphasize relationship Sell benefits, obtain customer reactions Minimize negative impact of change Strongest appeal at start or end Target emotional links Use metaphors, stories, testimonials

28 General Guidelines for Value-Added Presentations
Demonstration adds strength Plan negotiating and closing methods Plan customer service to add value Keep presentation simple, concise

29 Time Used by Salesperson

30 Review of Strategies

31 Transactional Buyers Primarily interested in price and convenience
May have already done research, used Internet to gather product information Most understand what they need and when they need it Focus on price and delivery

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