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Despite challenging economic conditions, some companies are growing their sales. This presentation demonstrates how to use this period of economic uncertainty to gain market share and redefine your ...

Despite challenging economic conditions, some companies are growing their sales. This presentation demonstrates how to use this period of economic uncertainty to gain market share and redefine your business.

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    • BRAVE NEW WORLDS: Growing Sales in a Down Economy By Tom Barrett Tom Barrett is an accomplished corporate growth and change agent with over thirty years of landscape industry experience. Tomʼs leadership experience, holding executive level positions, drives corporate revenue growth through change and innovation for business start-ups, corporate expansions, and divisional turnarounds. Tom Barrett has been delivering energetic, dynamic presentations and training for over twenty years. These presentations empower people to become masters of change rather than victims of circumstance by developing tools for transformative thinking. Currently, Tom Barrett delivers over thirty presentations and trainings each year to organizations and associations around the country.
    • If you’re not confused . . . …you’re not paying attention. - Tom Peters I want to keep this light and informal. So hereʼs the last slide. I put it first because I wanted to make sure we covered it and after thinking about things I realized thereʼs a lot to talk about. We may not get to this slide.
    • IT’S the ECONOMY
    • Bank Closures reach a record in July As of August 21, 2009 eighty-one banks have closed this year. Almost half of them are in July. This is 280% more than closed in the previous seven years combined.
    • Excessive Manufacturing Capacity
    • ... of the 5.1 Lost Jobs Almost 80% Lost by Men actual unemployment is over 14 million.
    • Nationalized Banking One large US Investment bank has disappeared - Lehman while the remaining four have been acquired or become conventional banks.
    • Nationalized Manufacturing The New York Times Reports that beyond the $700 billion TARP bailout, the goverment has committed to spend about $12.2 trillion to prop up the economy.
    • GM #1 in Research & Development over the last twenty-five years And you in this room have weathered competition but the fact remains the rock stars of irrigation today most likely will not be the rock stars of irrigation tomorrow. “Forbes100” from 1917 to 1987: 39 members of the Class of ʼ17 were alive in ʼ87; 18 in ʼ87 F100; 18 F100 “survivors” significantly underperformed the market; just 2 (2%), GE & Kodak, outperformed the market from 1917 to 1987. Source: Dick Foster & Sarah Kaplan, Creative Destruction: Why Companies That Are Built to Last Underperform the Market Ford, GM and Chrysler do not just make cars expensively … they make bad cars expensively.” —Investec analyst, International Herald, 0805.06 Of Koreaʼs Top 100 companies in 1955, only 7 were still on the list in 2004. The 1997 crisis “destroyed half of Koreaʼs 30 largest conglomerates.” Source: “KET Issue Report,” Kim Jong Nyun (14.05.2005 Excellence Innovation Or DieFlat as a Pancake (Or Worse) Wal*Mart … Dell … Intel … Home Depot … Microsoft … GE Can anyone tell me which company has been # 1 in Research and Development over the last twenty-five years? --- GM Itʼs more than money
    • Emotional Economics Theory
    • China The country with the most number of English speakers
    • The World is Changing To begin with, itʼs worth noting that all the insanity around us notwithstanding there will be a moment when this age will start to make sense: That brave new world will look very different than it does now... Joshua Cooper Ramo, author of The Age of the Unthinkable
    • Opportunity It’s all about People It’s all about Innovation
    • Outstanding Customer Service
    • 80% of Success is Showing Up
    • Positive Mental Attitude
    • Integrity We are all buying insurance Assurance Value
    • Value = Relative Service + Relative Price The value-proposition of increasing its market share and growing revenue by: providing superior customer service product differentiation operational efficiency
    • Value
    • My Average Sales Person Made 300 to 400 Sales Calls a Year
    • My Top Sales People Made over 2,000 Sales Calls a Year
    • ZAG
    • Be Different
    • Be REALLY Different
    • ED TURI Whatever It Takes Sometimes you have to do whatever it takes   During the height of the recession in 2009 I was driving home from work on a Friday afternoon and was surprised to see a man standing at a busy intersection with a sign that read I need a job, with his phone number below.  In the midst of the worst recession in years it wasnʼt surprising that someone was standing at a corner with a sign looking for work.. What was uncommon was how he looked.  He appeared to be in his fifties and was dressed in a suit, tie and all. It was July and it was hot and his face was beat red. It was apparent that he had been standing there all day.  On Monday morning driving to work he was there once again. This time I decided to stop and talk with him. I assumed he must have been desperate for a job. He had probably been out of work for 6 months to a year and was on the verge of losing his house, his family, and perhaps was losing his mind.  Why else would he be here.  I had connections and thought perhaps I could help him out.   What I learned from talking to him surprised me. He was out of work, but he had only been out of work for 2 weeks!  He told me that he couldnʼt sit home and stare at a computer all day long looking for a job and he could think of no better way to get himself out there than this. “Times were tough, he said, youʼve got to do whatever it takes.”  He went on to say that he was an accountant and lost his job because his company had downsized.  He wanted to stay in accounting but was willing to do whatever it took to keep working.  He also said that in the two days he was out there he received over 100 phone calls!  He handed me his resume and I promised him I would see if I could help him out. It was obvious to me though that he didnʼt need much help and in reality he had done more for me than I had done for him.  I saw him at the corner one more day and that was it. I donʼt know for sure but I bet he wasnʼt out of work for too long.   I couldnʼt stop thinking about the situation. Was I putting forth that type of effort  in my business? Of course not.  Training and Consulting budgets had been slashed by virtually every company and my business was hurting bad.  I was putting forth more effort to find clients but by no means had I done something as bold as this guy.   I knew I could do more. I knew I wasnʼt doing whatever it takes.   It wasnʼt long after that experience that I saw a sign at our church for a menʼs group that was starting up. The name of the group? “Whatever it takes.”   You bet I signed up for that group.
    • Shane’s Landscape
    • Frisbees Mail Box Magnets
    • Landscape Concept
    • Landscape Concepts A Plan Targeted Accounts Sales Calls Follow-up AND . . .
    • The World is Different To begin with, itʼs worth noting that all the insanity around us notwithstanding there will be a moment when this age will start to make sense: That brave new world will look very different than it does now... Joshua Cooper Ramo, author of The Age of the Unthinkable
    • Panera Bread is focusing on the 90% of People who are employed
    • It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin
    • Summary People Innovation Outrageous Customer Service Invest in Sales & Marketing ZAG
    • Just Do It
    • BRAVE NEW WORLDS: Growing Sales in a Down Economy With Tom Barrett Tom Barrett is an accomplished corporate growth and change agent with over thirty years of landscape industry experience. Tomʼs leadership experience, holding executive level positions, drives corporate revenue growth through change and innovation for business start-ups, corporate expansions, and divisional turnarounds. Tom Barrett has been delivering energetic, dynamic presentations and training for over twenty years. These presentations empower people to become masters of change rather than victims of circumstance by developing tools for transformative thinking. Currently, Tom Barrett delivers over thirty presentations and trainings each year to organizations and associations around the country.