The importance of the sales presentation.
First, we will ask you to think about a recent successful sale. One that you consider was made skillfully and that landed an ideal client. Then we’ll have you or your top sales person present that to us, just as if we were a group of customers.
What if I don’t have such successful sales presentation?
If you don’t have such presentation, then we will still hold a company presentation meeting where you can explain to us all about your firm, your company and your product. Sell it to us.
We will be taking notes and highlighting important sales positioning statements that are not present in your website today. This will become an important basis for your new value proposition.
Because we will be also doing a buyer’s analysis
for you, we will be able to contrast your sales positioning statements to the needs that your buyer stated.
(wait, you don’t have a good sales deck?! we may talk on the side and give you some pointers on creating a few of those for your sales organization - contact us and we’ll chat about it.)
What do we look out for in competitors sites?
From our experience, 9 times out of 10, your competitors value propositions are really bad. However for complex B2B sales, we look to avoid you sounding like “me-too.” Your buyer needs to tell you apart, and you can’t afford to sound the same.
Note: If you are selling software, or packaged systems, we will need more than one call...
Principle #1 of selling software: Show the benefits of your product.
We can’t really help you speak intelligently about your software, if we don’t understand what the software does, and why is that important, in some level of detail...
So we’ll ask you, if you can have our messaging team go through a few sessions that demo all of the key features of your product... then we’ll reflect on why those features are important, in the light of what your buyers stated as real pains.
Later on during the copywriting stage, we will translate your features, into solutions to the problems explicitly told us they have.
Think about the process you went through to actually come up with your product. To present your solution, we almost need to be as thorough.
Your most powerful and unique value proposition is hidden behind successful pitches your salespeople are doing today.