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May 6th, 2014

Get Ready, Because Here We Come — An Overview of Preparing for Formal Sales Presentations

Get Ready, Because Here We Come — An Overview of Preparing for Formal Sales Presentations

Put bluntly, preparation is the first and most important element in winning more business. Without preparation, one can almost predict that you will fail.

Let’s look at one quick example: a highly successful managing director at an investment bank attributes his success to his detailed preparation. He tells his team members that they literally should know “what they (the client) had for breakfast.” Being prepared means doing your homework and learning all you can about your potential client. Being prepared means being thoroughly grounded in your ideas and your formal or draft proposal. Being prepared means knowing more than just what is on each page of a document. Preparing means learning enough to know what you are talking about.

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