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  • Apr 26 / 2016
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Successful Selling Strategies (Online Course) Starts May 2nd

Online sales training canada

Hello Sales Pros! My next online sales training course (Part 1 of The Professional Sales Certificate Program) starts on May 2nd.

If you or one of your team members is looking to take their sales career or business to the next level this one month long “learn at your own pace” program may be ideal. These are the same sales processes and principles that Bill Gibson and myself have implemented into major sales organizations on four continents over the past 2o+ years.

In this course you will develop a framework for organizing, managing, and implementing your sales process and strategy. We will cover a proven systematic approach to prospecting, targeting clients, managing your sales pipeline, gathering data, team selling, and processes for keeping your most valuable and lucrative customers. Compared to most sales training, this system enables you to gain more clients while leveraging your time, energy, and money. In this online course you will:

  • Define your core market and customer personas for better account based marketing and selling
  • Learn how to find mountains of qualified profitable prospects
  • Discover how to systemize and develop your sales process
  • Learn the The “Frequency Selling System” that converts competitors clients into your loyal customers
  • Develop your own personal customized sales strategy upon completion
  • Be shown top tactics and strategies to land large and complex deals!

Professional Sales Certificate Program

 

  • Aug 30 / 2015
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Online Sales Certification with Shane Gibson Starts September 8th 2015

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In order to win in today’s sales environment you need to stay ahead of your competitors and in-sync with your customers. Sales skills, training and strategy play a huge role in your success BUT for most people being tied up in a classroom or conference is too time consuming.

My goal was to make to create a world class sales course that was accessible and affordable to individual sales people, sales leaders, entrepreneurs and anyone else who wants to learn about selling.

With the help of Langara College and their D2L online learning system we have achieved this goal. Working with Langara College Continuing Studies and Knowledge Brokers International (Bill Gibson) we put together a four part Professional Sales Certificate Program that is completely online.

Our methodologies have been used and implemented at the enterprise level by Siemens, BMW, Ford, CMHC, HUB International, Zurich Life, SAB Miller and dozens of other organizations globally.

Following is a brief video that explains step-by-step what the course entails:

Each course is 18 hours in duration held over a six week period and consists of weekly reading, presentations, group discussions and live webinars. If participants can’t make the date and time of the live-webinar there will be an opportunity to watch a recorded version. All courses have testing built-in and each participant must have a passing grade in all courses to be eligible for the certificate.

This certificate is awarded to students who have successfully completed all four online courses below.
  1. Successful Selling Strategies
  2. Persuasion, Communication & Relationship Building 
  3. Motivation, Closing & Keeping Clients
  4. Sales & Planning Toolkit
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About your Instructor and Trainer Shane Gibson

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Shane was named on Forbes.com as the 5th most influential social sales professional in the world. Shane is an international speaker, and author on social media marketing and sales who has addressed over 100,000 people on stages in North America, Southern Africa, India, Malaysia, Dubai and South America. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker on the topics of social media and sales performance.

He is also the facilitator for the Langara College Professional Sales Certificate Program.

Shane’s books include Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside Down. Closing Bigger the Field Guide to Closing Bigger Deals and Guerrilla Social Media Marketing, co-authored with Jay Conrad Levinson.

Shane’s speaking and training clients that he has worked with include: Ford, CMA Canada, The Vancouver Board of Trade, Ford Motor Company, HUB International, Canaccord Financial and hundreds of entrepreneurs, individual sales people and marketers over the past 16 years. When he’s not working or tweeting you can find Shane hiking or skiing in British Columbia’s Coast Mountain range with his family.

 

  • Jul 21 / 2014
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How Intent Can Empower Your Sales Conversations

Sales Training Canada Intent in Conversations

Many variables can impact our chances of closing a deal, they include but are not limited to: industry, geography, financial situation of the customer, product quality, the customer mood or sentiment and a variety of other influences.

When comparing sales people within the exact same company very few things influence the level of one person’s success over the other more than the quality of conversations they have with future and existing customers.

Too often sales training is focused on telling people what to say. What we need to really focus on is how to think and have great conversations. Those people who can have great conversations rarely are thrown off-guard by customer questions, objections or complaints – they’re not afraid to hand the reigns over to the customer. There are several key competencies to being a great conversationalist. The first most important one in my opinion is a positive intent.

Before awareness, asking great questions or listening I truly believe intent comes first. It’s the pillar of your sales strategy. When you pick up the phone or step into a client meeting your intent will frame what you hear, the words you use and even your tonality, body language and pace of conversations.

An sales person answering customer inquiries could have the intent to “get an order” or “sell something from my product line.” This intent limits the customer experience in many cases and also misses larger opportunities. “Get the order” often translates to being an order taker, we ask fewer questions and the questions we ask are about driving the person to a predetermined product or service. If it’s not an ideal fit we often have to rely on hard closes, discounting and heavy objection handling. In this situation our closing ratio is low and the potential for negative customer feedback is high.

For instance if you work in sales at a an insurance company your intent could be “to sell the people one of our insurance products.” With this type of intent we will tend to ask questions that push people toward a narrow selection of products and if they don’t want that product the conversation can end quickly. This type of conversation can often degrade to a price only conversation or miss opportunities you had not considered. A more powerful intent that would build stronger relationships and create a better customer experience could be: “to guide my customers to invest in insurance products that give them peace of mind and take care of them in their times of need, now and in the future.”

This intent immediately expands our awareness, it changes the questions we will ask the customer and also will expand the product offerings we will talk about. All of a sudden we are having a conversation about where they want to retire, their 3 children that they want to take care of and what kind of legacy they want to create. We have laid the foundation for a lifetime customer. We also move the conversation to a place where it’s less price focused and more about the true underlying needs and motivations of the customer.

Positive intent is a conscious act that we need to commit to on every call and interaction. When the phone rings consciously state your intent to yourself before you answer the call. It’s a great way to focus and heighten our level of empathy and engagement on the phone (or in-person). When the our sales process starts with the intent to empower people to succeed it adds immeasurable value to the customer experience and it inevitably makes our job as a sales person more rewarding, personally and financially.

Next steps

  1. Create a statement of intent: In two sentences or less state what your intent is going to be on each and every call moving forward.
  2. Type this up, print it out and put it somewhere near your phone where you can see it and recite it before each call.
  3. Be aware over the next several days of the impact this has on your calls.
  • Jan 03 / 2013
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Become a Certified Sales Professional Langara College Online Course

I wanted to personally introduce you to a program that can immediately help you boost your company revenues and personal career. It’s said that nothing happens until someone sells something. We teach a lot of companies how to use social media to build brand, community and drive leads to that business… but someone still needs to know how to sell to turn that into revenues.

Working with Langara College, international speaker Bill Gibson of Knowledge Brokers (South Africa) and our team here at Socialized we have put together the ultimate sales training program for new sales professionals and professionals that want to add a revenue generating toolkit to their repertoire. The methodologies in this program have been successfully used and implemented by major sales organizations including BMW, ABSA Bank, Gestetner, Vodacom, Siemens and Ford to name a few.

Here’s a quick video we shot where Shane Gibson (me) facilitator of the program  walks you through what you will learn.

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Our next program starts soon and here are the dates:

Successful Selling Strategies 
(50203) Jan. 14, 2013

Persuasion, Communication & Relationship Building
(50204) Feb. 12, 2013

Motivation, Closing & Keeping Clients
(50205) Mar. 11, 2013

Sales & Planning Toolkit
(50206) Apr. 8, 2013

Each course is 18 hours in duration held over a six week period and consists of weekly reading, presentations, group discussions and live webinars. If participants can’t make the date and time of the live-webinar there will be an opportunity to watch a recorded version. All courses have testing built-in and each participant must have a passing grade in all courses to be eligible for the certificate.

This certificate is awarded to students who have successfully completed all four online courses below.
  1. Successful Selling Strategies
  2. Persuasion, Communication & Relationship Building 
  3. Motivation, Closing & Keeping Clients
  4. Sales & Planning Toolkit
Students will have access to their course on the first day using the Blackboard learning system. For course descriptions of our offerings at Langara College this term, please click HERE  and then on the orange Course Title. Please note that the CRN is the course number forregistration.  If you have any questions at all, please email Lynn atlkitchen@langara.bc.ca

 

  • Dec 07 / 2009
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* Sales Podcast, Sales Blog, Sales Management Blog, Sales Training

Creating a Sales Culture in Your Organization

Many organizations want to create a sales culture but many also fail at doing so. Today’s podcast covers nine lessons around creating sales culture that I have learned while helping non-sales organizations create sales culture:

  1. You need buy-in
  2. It’s really about creating an opportunity culture
  3. You need to reward people, that means everyone
  4. “What gets inspected gets respected” – Trevor Greene
  5. Move poor fits out quick, and hire the right people
  6. Feed the monster – train and develop continually
  7. Fix operations if they don’t support sales
  8. Fix products and services that don’t meet needs or fulfill promises
  9. It takes time, up to 18 months or longer before true leadership evolves
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