Sales Training: Good things come in 3’s – we learn the ABC’s, count 3-2-1, and Olympic medals are given to the Gold/Silver/Bronze winners.
In business, oftentimes we see great things happen in 3’s as well. I am sure those experienced in presenting have been taught that the “Rule of 3” is a golden rule for presenting information – giving stronger retention. For those of us that are business developers – those who are the most successful in building business partnerships are those who involve:
- A Business Partner
- …to target a common client segment
Too often, I experience business developers with a strong focus to outperform their set targets. While I commend their attitude, I would like to share some of their challenges. In many of these professionals’ minds, their objective is to sell or transact a business deal with their client; and it is evident in their business meeting conversations. Instead of focusing on trying to sell to your clients, how about focusing the conversation to involve:
- The Client
- …to target reaching a future aspiration
By remembering that our clients are also in business and have goals they wish to achieve, being part of that achievement would make a far more collaborative business relationship. So how about it? Let’s learn from our past, focus on the present and create a better business future. And hey – if your clients want to hear some compelling reason on why they should work with you – perhaps give them 3 reasons too!