Finding and Winning New Opportunities – Selling In

Delegates will learn to develop sales strategies with prospective clients that move from early-stage stakeholder analysis, through thought leadership, value propositions and to the first engagement by:

  • Uncovering and qualifying compelling new live business opportunities from scratch
  • Identifying new key potential decision-makers their potential issues, needs, and decision-making styles
  • Developing questions and compelling ideas that build credibility with new clients
  • Maximising effectiveness at developing critical client conversations that open up opportunities

What the Programme will cover

This highly interactive programme focuses on the rational, emotional and political skills and behaviours of new business development. It focuses on how to pursue and win sales through identifying key decision-maker needs and planning and managing critical client conversations. It can be tailored for any level of seniority and teams at different levels

Understanding the client and identifying and qualifying the lead

  • Analysing the client’s situation to identify potential opportunities 
  • Understanding how to listen to our clients to genuinely hear their explicit and implicit needs
  • Assessing the issues, questions and opportunities for clients and identifying the pitfalls for a business developer
  • Displaying the necessary behaviours to demonstrate how your firm provides a high-value professional service

Differentiating the firm

  • How to avoid commoditising your firm by talking to clients about offerings
  • Understanding your firms capabilities that are most valued by the client
  • Fully articulating and standing for the value of the firm without resorting to price as a differentiator
  • Analysing and designing moment of truth events that positively influence the client’s perception of your firm

Managing client conversations

  • Understanding stakeholder motivation and how to win over other stakeholders
  • Learning how to how to hypothesise, test and validate client opportunities and challenges in conversation
  • Developing a relevant and original point of view that builds credibility.

How individuals and organisations benefit from this programme

Participants will:

  • Develop the “hunting” skills for new opportunities with prospective client relationships.
  • Participants will bring in new clients in new industries and build client loyalty.

Organisations will:

  • Increase sales and profitability through opening up new opportunities.

How CSL will embed the learning

  • Advise managers on the leadership and processes to maximise ROI.
  • Online orientations and process and tool overviews to ensure learning readiness.
  • Team based case studies (optional technology gaming and simulation).
  • Highly experiential exercises, roleplays, tutor and peer coaching debrief reviews.
  • All case learning, processes and tools are applied to real world situations andintegrated with existing approaches.
  • Follow up coaching on live projects with online guides, reference videos and articles.

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