Ten Slides in Ten Minutes - Organisations and Time Machines

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Ten Slides in Ten Minutes - Organisations and Time Machines

  1. 1. SS Ten Slides in Ten Minutes: Organisations and Time Machines [Capturing the Hearts and Minds of Prospects & Customers] Presented by: Bill Graham CP.APMP July, 2014 bill.graham@sales-synthesis.co.za
  2. 2. I Never used to Believe that a ‘Time Machine’ could exist until… 2 Success is a Balanced Lifestyle “One morning, I walked through the main entrance of a large organisation and it was as if I’d gone back 15 years in time”. Herbert George ‘H.G.’ Wells was a prolific English writer in many genres. He authored the novel, ‘The Time Machine’
  3. 3. One Account Manager’s Dated View on Customer Retention 3 Success is a Balanced Lifestyle To retain the customer = Deliver the agreed service on time, in budget, within SLA In the Present Day this is not good enough… One MUST exceed the customer’s expectations One MUST ensure that the customer does not think of your competitors
  4. 4. Another Account Manager’s Dated View on Customer Retention 4 Success is a Balanced Lifestyle The customer is happy with us and will renew the contract without a Tender In the Present Day this is not good enough… Never become complacent, as you will become ‘One of Many’ One MUST continually create positive, memorable experiences for the customer
  5. 5. One Business Unit Manager’s Dated View on Customer Retention 5 Success is a Balanced Lifestyle We have provided the best pricing and the customer will not go out on Tender In the Present Day this is not good enough… Price is not a strategy or differentiator The Perceived Service Provided and Future Vision is a Minimum Requirement
  6. 6. An Operations Manager’s Dated View on Customer Satisfaction 6 Success is a Balanced Lifestyle We provide the ‘best’ service levels available in that region In the Present Day this is not good enough… If service is perceived as ‘bad’ – the ‘best’ service levels in the region is irrelevant The Perceived Service Provided and Future Vision is a Minimum Requirement
  7. 7. One Junior Salesperson’s Dated View on ‘Beating the Competition’ 7 Success is a Balanced Lifestyle Our Competition is ‘Going Down’! In the Present Day this is not good enough… Never denounce or destroy your Competition in Public Focus on Client Needs: Allow your Sales Wins to make your Competition Irrelevant
  8. 8. One CEO’s Dated View of their Own Organisation 8 Success is a Balanced Lifestyle Our New Turn-Around Strategy is Starting to Work In the Present Day this is not good enough… This basically states that the previous Turn-Around Strategy did not work !!! Focus on Clients and Prospects: Promote how you support their needs
  9. 9. One Business Manager’s Dated View of the Organisation’s Processes 9 Success is a Balanced Lifestyle In my ‘Old Company’ we used to… ‘blah blah blah’ In the Present Day this is not good enough… The Manager did not add that the ‘Old Company’ went into Liquidation Previous Experience should be supported by the Benefits, to show Value
  10. 10. Some Pertinent ‘Time Machine’ Quotes by H G Wells 10 Success is a Balanced Lifestyle “Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change” “Very simple was my explanation and plausible enough - as most wrong theories are!” “We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity” “It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning” “I grieved to think how brief the dream of the human intellect had been. It had committed suicide” Herbert George ‘H.G.’ Wells was a prolific English writer in many genres. He authored the novel, ‘The Time Machine’

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