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Matt Heinz
Founder & President, Heinz
Marketing Inc
@heinzmarketing
Buildings Don’t Write
Checks
Sales Pipeline & Demand G...
Housekeeping
• Copy of this deck
• Other offers for you:
– The Modern Marketer’s Field Guide
– Successful Selling
– My awa...
• Text “pipeline” to 72000 to get
a free copy of my latest book Full
Funnel Marketing
Quick, take out your smartphone!
I am serious about the bacon
Why is selling so hard today?
Is it how we sell….
….or how they buy?
Impact on the entire lifecycle
What has changed?
Five customer changes impacting your success
Your customers are:
1. Busier than ever
Your customers are:
1. Busier than ever
2. Self-educated
When do they call you?
Your customers are:
1. Busier than ever
2. Self-educated
3. Skeptical
Your customers are:
1. Busier than ever
2. Self-educated
3. Skeptical
4. Distrustful
This is what they think of us…
Your customers are:
1. Busier than ever
2. Self-educated
3. Skeptical
4. Distrustful
5. Jaded
Your customers are:
1. Busier than ever
2. Self-educated
3. Skeptical
4. Distrustful
5. Jaded
6. A lot like you!
Are we helping or hurting?
Are we helping or hurting?
Are we helping or hurting?
Depressed yet?!
So what IS working today?
4 lessons from The Challenger Sale
Let’s not pretend this is new…
1. How you sell is more important than what you sell
2. Challengers teach, tailor & take control
3. The value of your insights trumps the
quality of your product
4. Be memorable, not agreeable
Generational detail & differences
Source: SnapApp & Heinz Marketing, Sept 2017
Source: SnapApp & Heinz Marketing, Sept 2017
Source: SnapApp & Heinz Marketing, Sept 2017
Source: SnapApp & Heinz Marketing, Sept 2017
Channel integration = effectiveness
How do you break through?
The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment
The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment
1. Attention
The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment
1. Attention
2. Interest
The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment
1. Attention
2. Interest
3. Trust
The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment
1. Attention
2. Interest
3. Trust
4. Interaction
The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment
1. Attention
2. Interest
3. Trust
4. Interaction
5. Engagement
The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment
1. Attention
2. Interest
3. Trust
4. Interaction
5. Engagement
The buyer’s journey
Seven traits of successful services selling
1. Revenue Responsibility
Revenue responsibility in practice
• Quick sales vs. lifetime value
• Good sales vs. bad sales
– Expensive customers, high...
2. Focus
Attributes of a focused sales pro
• Daily plan
• Evening evaluation & recalibration
• Minimized distractions
• Effective t...
3. Customer Centric
This doesn’t write checks!
4. Personal accountability
Accountability means…
• Transparency
• Constructive criticism & improvement
• Macro & micro calibrations
• Proactive adjus...
5. Technology competence
Is your tech helping or hurting?
• What problem does it solve?
• What does it automate or accelerate?
• What is your syste...
6. Agile mentality
What is your tolerance for chaos?
• Speed and focus amidst change
• Quick recalibration & new game plan development
• The ...
7. Empathy
What empathy means…
• For your peers
• For your sales organization
• For other departments
• For your customers
• What is ...
Six Habits of Customer Trust
1. Focus
2. Surprise & Delight
3. Daily discipline
4. Adjustments
5. Polite Persistence
6. Su...
How we doin’?
Don’t try this all at once
Last slide last
• Respect your customer
• Lead with value
• Establish daily habits
• Manage your time
Housekeeping
• Copy of this deck
• Other offers for you:
– The Modern Marketer’s Field Guide
– Successful Selling
– My awa...
• Text “pipeline” to 72000 to get
a free copy of my latest book Full
Funnel Marketing
Quick, take out your smartphone!
Matt Heinz
President, Heinz Marketing
@heinzmarketing
matt@heinzmarketing.com
Buildings Don't Write Checks: Sales Pipeline & Demand Secrets for Professional Services Firms
Buildings Don't Write Checks: Sales Pipeline & Demand Secrets for Professional Services Firms
Buildings Don't Write Checks: Sales Pipeline & Demand Secrets for Professional Services Firms
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Buildings Don't Write Checks: Sales Pipeline & Demand Secrets for Professional Services Firms

  1. 1. Matt Heinz Founder & President, Heinz Marketing Inc @heinzmarketing Buildings Don’t Write Checks Sales Pipeline & Demand Generation Secrets for Professional Services Firms
  2. 2. Housekeeping • Copy of this deck • Other offers for you: – The Modern Marketer’s Field Guide – Successful Selling – My award-winning* apple-smoked bacon recipe • Send me an email (matt@heinzmarketing.com) or bring me a business card noting what you want
  3. 3. • Text “pipeline” to 72000 to get a free copy of my latest book Full Funnel Marketing Quick, take out your smartphone!
  4. 4. I am serious about the bacon
  5. 5. Why is selling so hard today?
  6. 6. Is it how we sell…. ….or how they buy?
  7. 7. Impact on the entire lifecycle
  8. 8. What has changed?
  9. 9. Five customer changes impacting your success
  10. 10. Your customers are: 1. Busier than ever
  11. 11. Your customers are: 1. Busier than ever 2. Self-educated
  12. 12. When do they call you?
  13. 13. Your customers are: 1. Busier than ever 2. Self-educated 3. Skeptical
  14. 14. Your customers are: 1. Busier than ever 2. Self-educated 3. Skeptical 4. Distrustful
  15. 15. This is what they think of us…
  16. 16. Your customers are: 1. Busier than ever 2. Self-educated 3. Skeptical 4. Distrustful 5. Jaded
  17. 17. Your customers are: 1. Busier than ever 2. Self-educated 3. Skeptical 4. Distrustful 5. Jaded 6. A lot like you!
  18. 18. Are we helping or hurting?
  19. 19. Are we helping or hurting?
  20. 20. Are we helping or hurting?
  21. 21. Depressed yet?!
  22. 22. So what IS working today?
  23. 23. 4 lessons from The Challenger Sale
  24. 24. Let’s not pretend this is new…
  25. 25. 1. How you sell is more important than what you sell
  26. 26. 2. Challengers teach, tailor & take control
  27. 27. 3. The value of your insights trumps the quality of your product
  28. 28. 4. Be memorable, not agreeable
  29. 29. Generational detail & differences Source: SnapApp & Heinz Marketing, Sept 2017
  30. 30. Source: SnapApp & Heinz Marketing, Sept 2017
  31. 31. Source: SnapApp & Heinz Marketing, Sept 2017
  32. 32. Source: SnapApp & Heinz Marketing, Sept 2017
  33. 33. Channel integration = effectiveness
  34. 34. How do you break through?
  35. 35. The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment
  36. 36. The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment 1. Attention
  37. 37. The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment 1. Attention 2. Interest
  38. 38. The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment 1. Attention 2. Interest 3. Trust
  39. 39. The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment 1. Attention 2. Interest 3. Trust 4. Interaction
  40. 40. The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment 1. Attention 2. Interest 3. Trust 4. Interaction 5. Engagement
  41. 41. The Five Foundations of Customer Commitment 1. Attention 2. Interest 3. Trust 4. Interaction 5. Engagement
  42. 42. The buyer’s journey
  43. 43. Seven traits of successful services selling
  44. 44. 1. Revenue Responsibility
  45. 45. Revenue responsibility in practice • Quick sales vs. lifetime value • Good sales vs. bad sales – Expensive customers, higher churn likelihood • Can you buy a beer with it? • Business vs. commission check mindset
  46. 46. 2. Focus
  47. 47. Attributes of a focused sales pro • Daily plan • Evening evaluation & recalibration • Minimized distractions • Effective triage • Distraction management (internally & externally)
  48. 48. 3. Customer Centric
  49. 49. This doesn’t write checks!
  50. 50. 4. Personal accountability
  51. 51. Accountability means… • Transparency • Constructive criticism & improvement • Macro & micro calibrations • Proactive adjustments • Daily discipline
  52. 52. 5. Technology competence
  53. 53. Is your tech helping or hurting? • What problem does it solve? • What does it automate or accelerate? • What is your system or process? • Can it scale beyond you?
  54. 54. 6. Agile mentality
  55. 55. What is your tolerance for chaos? • Speed and focus amidst change • Quick recalibration & new game plan development • The power of humility
  56. 56. 7. Empathy
  57. 57. What empathy means… • For your peers • For your sales organization • For other departments • For your customers • What is important to THEM?
  58. 58. Six Habits of Customer Trust 1. Focus 2. Surprise & Delight 3. Daily discipline 4. Adjustments 5. Polite Persistence 6. Surround
  59. 59. How we doin’?
  60. 60. Don’t try this all at once
  61. 61. Last slide last • Respect your customer • Lead with value • Establish daily habits • Manage your time
  62. 62. Housekeeping • Copy of this deck • Other offers for you: – The Modern Marketer’s Field Guide – Successful Selling – My award-winning* apple-smoked bacon recipe • Send me an email (matt@heinzmarketing.com) or bring me a business card noting what you want
  63. 63. • Text “pipeline” to 72000 to get a free copy of my latest book Full Funnel Marketing Quick, take out your smartphone!
  64. 64. Matt Heinz President, Heinz Marketing @heinzmarketing matt@heinzmarketing.com

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