Monthly Archives: July 2017

July 20th, 2017

Insurance Sales Trends

Insurance Sales Trends

Today’s insurance sales industry faces growing complexity and competition at every corner. Insurance has become a commodity market by low growth in mature markets. As a result, insurance companies are shifting the way that they go to market and interact with their clients.

With new strategies come new challenges in the preservation of market share. Here’s a look at some of those challenges, with some insights on how to overcome them.

Keeping a Client Focused Approach

For the majority of producers, all sales are conversions. That is, a sale for one company is a loss for another. The insurance sale has become a commodity which underscores the need for a client focus to build relationships and loyalty.

The challenge to make this shift is often a direct result of a ‘system think’ philosophy precipitated by internal processes getting in the way of a customer focus.

As regulations become more complex, customers want an easy way to understand their options and make a choice. As part of this shift, producers are taking a more generalist role to provide expertise around a wider array of products. The challenge is using that new approach to provide better customer-producer relationships that lead to sales.

Ensure that the client experience is exceptional. Engage the client by taking time to ask broader questions to understand their goals, improve the experience, and uncover additional needs. Build trust by integrating client ideas and needs into a meaningful and » Continue Reading.

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July 15th, 2017

Engage the Modern Buyer with a New Approach to Consultative Selling

There is no second act in selling.  Buyers have too many options and not enough time.  When your salespeople show up, they must be exceptional – cutting through the noise and distilling what matters most.

Join Richardson for a complimentary webinar, Adjusting Your Consultative Selling Approach to Engage The Modern Buyer, on August 8 at 3:00 PM EST. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to create a fresh approach to their Consultative Selling Training Programs that empowers their sales organizations:

To understand not only buyer psychology, but the neuroscience and behavioral science behind how people form impressions, make judgments, and arrive at decisions How to foster trust and encourage openness from their buyers How to float ideas in a way that deepens the conversation rather than limiting it

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July 13th, 2017

4 Ways to Get Better at Selling Technology

Get better at selling technology

The technology industry sales field is one of unending change. Sellers must remain cognizant of these changes and how they affect their buyers’ needs in order to be equipped to properly position their offering. Focusing on these four selling behaviors will help sellers working in this challenging industry better serve their buyers and drive revenue for their businesses.

Provide Value in a Rapidly Changing Industry

Many sellers today struggle to understand the nuances of their market. Rapid developments in tech mean that this challenge is becoming a moving target. Sellers face emerging trends, shifting priorities, and even new terminology when approaching the customer. These factors create challenges in articulating the relevancy of a solution over the long-term.

To provide value, sellers need to form a collaborative relationship. This collaboration leads to insights, which offer clues on how to position a product. Sellers can start by understanding the trends impacting the customer’s business, and the most critical challenges. From here, sellers can generate new ideas by providing compelling and thought-provoking ideas to their customers. As a result, the customer will see value in the dialogue and understand how you will deliver solutions to them and their stakeholders.

Remember to stay involved. Keep in regular contact with customers during and after delivery, solve problems, and continue to identify needs and form new ideas as their business continues to transform.

Preserve Long-term Relationships

Preserving long-term relationships is becoming more challenging amid the » Continue Reading.

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