Referral Selling Training

New Business & More Qualified Sales Leads through Sales Referrals

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“Business is up 40% in revenue from a year ago and more than 65% of the business was via referral. Thanks for helping make this possible with your proven Referral Selling Training program.”

Brad Christiansen | Sales | Colliers International

“LSA Global helped take our sales team to the next level. We focused on targeting the ideal client, differentiating our solutions, getting more qualified leads, and closing a higher percentage of our pipeline through a proven referral selling methodology.

We were pleasantly surprised with the results-oriented approach and thoughtful follow-through plan to ensure that the new sales practices “stick.” I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to increase the effectiveness of their sales force.”

Patrick Arnold | President | Filice Insurance

Description
Did you know that:

  • Less than 30% of all salespeople ask for referrals.
  • A qualified referred prospect is more than 40 times more likely to buy than a cold-called prospect.
  • Salespeople who actively seek and exploit referrals earn up to 5 times more.
  • 76.2% of buyers prefer to work with vendors who have been recommended by someone they know.

Cold calling isn’t just stressful and inefficient — it’s simply a waste of your valuable hunting and business development time. Wouldn’t you rather connect with qualified leads?

3 Components of Sales Referral Success
Achieving sales referral success means adopting referral selling as a strategic sales initiative for your company. It includes three essential components:

  1. Referral Selling Strategy Development
    To make an impact, referral selling must be aligned with and integrated into your sales strategies, targets, processes, metrics, and reward systems.
  2. Skill Building — Referral Sales Training
    Learn how to differentiate your company from the competition, define your ideal target client, identify multiple sources of referrals, and a proven process to ask for qualified referral introductions.
  3. Implementation
    Consciously integrate new client referrals into your business-development process and conduct consistent coaching sessions backed by online job aids and videos to help ensure that referral selling becomes a habit.

In our proven Referral Selling Training workshop, you learn the benefits of referral selling. You may not realize it, but you can gather a wealth of sales referrals through the people you already know — your clients, friends, and colleagues. The key objectives of this proven referral selling workshop are to:

  • Convert more than 50 percent of your pipeline
  • Learn why referrals are common sense, but not common practice
  • Get the right client sales meetings, with the right people, at the right level
  • Turn every client into a source of new business
  • Adopt a sales lead generation process that delivers results
  • Discover what it takes to become a referral-selling business

What You Will Learn
Perhaps you’ve asked for sales referrals in the past without getting results. You feel it takes too much time, and that you may jeopardize trusted relationships. Unfortunately, you may be “asking” for referrals without knowing how to ask for them.

In this proven and results-oriented Referral Selling Training workshop you will learn how to:

  • Position your business against your competition
  • Attract and retain profitable clients
  • Convey the true value and benefits of your products and services
  • Identify multiple sales referral sources
  • Create a step-by-step process for asking for (and obtaining) high-quality referrals
  • Reduce business development time while increasing sales leads

You will also learn that you can’t generate business through sales referrals until you answer the following questions:

Once you have a comprehensive understanding of how to best position your business, you can gain expert referral sales skills and knowledge for developing an efficient sales referral process.

Sample Referral Selling Training Program Workshop Agenda
Using a combination of training, coaching, online videos, and job-aids:

I.  Your Referral- Prospecting Strategy

  • Why successful salespeople adopt referrals as their primary prospecting strategy
  • What it takes to build a referral business—the steps
  • Prospecting approaches: What works, what doesn’t
  • Why there is no gatekeeper with a referral strategy

II.  The Power of Referral Qualification

  • Create company and individual referral metrics
  • Talk business results—not feature/function
  • Make the ROI case for the sale
  • Create an Ideal Customer Profile

III.  The Referral Introduction

  • Identify multiple sources of referrals
  • Target the three top referral sources and describe business results
  • Learn the step-by-step process (atTRACT) to ask for referrals

IV.  Making Referrals Work

  • Key statements for Asking with Confidence
  • Types of questions to eliminate
  • Examples of using a proven process to get the meeting
  • Sales referral traps to avoid
  • Next steps

Target Audience:
Head of Sales, Salespeople, Sales Managers, and Business Owners who want to build a better sales pipeline.

To speak with an LSA Expert and learn about referral sales training and consulting program customization and delivery options at your company or to take our Individual Referral Selling Masters Program, please contact us.

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Sarah Parks
Senior Project Manager

Hyperion

The sales strategy and goal setting session was right on target. It was a very valuable process that I highly recommend to any sales team.

Phil Rosenberg
Senior Vice President of Sales

We recently hired LSA to help us take our client delivery methodology to the next level as we continue to grow and help our clients succeed. The custom strategy and design session exceeded our expectations. They really understood our business and delivered within tight time frames.  They were the best I have seen for this type of complex, visible, and strategic work. LSA’s ability to get a group of 20+ executives from around the globe on the same page, push their thinking to new heights, and ensure an executable plan was excellent. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to take their strategy and strategic execution to the next level.

Rob Sturgeon
EVP Client Delivery

Service Source

LSA custom designed and delivered the best sales training session that I have ever attended. They focused on our industry, our customers, and our competitors. The materials and facilitators were world class. They were passionate about helping our global sales force understand the fundamentals necessary to be successful and not leave money on the table. I recommend them to any sales force looking to drive profitable revenue and beat the competition.

Carl Dickenson
Sales

Cutera

Seagate has always found LSA to be a valuable resource. LSA delivers top quality solutions when we need them with just one call. The recent business sales training programs they’ve delivered for Seagate University have been the right solution, highest of quality and customized to our business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA to any company interested in offering top notch learning solutions.

Tammy Dujmovich
Sales, Marketing & Customer Service

Seagate

We turned to LSA Global to help us take our executive selling and solution selling skills to the next level. Their ability to formally assess our situation, identify key sales skill gaps, develop a plan to measure the results, and fully implement a key sales initiative – has been outstanding. LSA delivers the full solution; not just sales training.  I recommend them to any organization looking to transform its sales force the “right way” to sell higher and wider.

Daniel Heckman
Director of Sales-Enterprise Accounts

Avid

We evaluated 6 well known sales development partners in the market. Late in the process we discovered an organization called LSA Global. We ended up selecting LSA global because of their unique model (bringing together best-of-breed organizations under 1 umbrella to deliver the best solution to meet a customer’s needs). Additionally, LSA had the strongest assessment, implementation, measurement, coaching, and global capabilities combined with an excellent program focused on true executive selling. We’ve had such strong feedback that the program has developed a buzz and there are requests to roll it out within the Marketing, Product Management, and Executive teams.

Stephanie Lucey
HR Manager

We engaged with LSA Global to deliver a sales territory planning and management workshop. LSA Global had a unique ability to quickly understand our business and needs. This keen understanding allowed for tailoring of content that was specific and impactful, which created a new awareness of how one’s role and how and with whom one spends their time, can directly influence sales success. Their facilitators were well prepared and ingrained themselves to become one of us. We’ve come to see LSA Global as a partner.

Pratiksha Patel
Assistant Vice President Talent

L'Oreal

LSA is an excellent training outsource partner! They listen to our needs, are responsive and work at a pace that keeps up with ours. We have found LSA to bring strategic and innovative solutions to meet our business problems by partnering effectively with our staff. I consider them to be an external extension of our team.

Wendy Chinn
Sr. Director, Global Sales Enablement

We engaged with LSA Global to help our team identify opportunities to accelerate our commitment to sales excellence as “The Service Revenue Performance Company” in our market place. The facilitator’s shared passion for our goals created a foundation for sales skill adoption, as did LSA’s keen understanding of our unique business environment. This insight allowed LSA to deliver customized business sales training workshops which were adapted to reflect our specific business dynamics and provided our employees with the models and tools to leverage on every call with customers.

Grant Clarke
Director Client Delivery

Service Source

This was our first experience working with LSA, and we were not disappointed. From beginning to end, they were as invested in making sure the program succeeded as we were. They not only met the needs of our organization, but they helped us meet our very tight launch deadline. The consultant operated with the sense of urgency necessary to ensure that by the end of the training the trainer sessions we were ready to roll the program immediately out. Without their dedication and expertise we would not have been able to launch the program with the success that we did. Thank you LSA for being a valued business partner!

Erin Surprise
PHR, Manager - L & D

LSA is a great and high quality training and consulting resource. In less than a week turnaround time, they were able to design and deliver a ‘best in class’ inside sales solution to meet my team’s unique needs. They met my high expectations and were very responsive to my specific objectives.

Olivia Flach
Americas Retail Sales

Sandisk

We recently hired LSA Global to help take our sales team to the next level. Specifically we focused on targeting the ideal client, differentiating our solutions, getting more qualified leads, and closing a higher percentage of our pipeline through a proven referral selling methodology.

So far, the results from the business sales training have been great. We were pleasantly surprised with the results-oriented approach and thoughtful follow-through plan to ensure that the new sales practices “stick.” We look forward to a long-term relationship, and I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to increase the effectiveness of their sales force.

Patrick Arnold
President

Filice

LSA Global demonstrated expertise in the sales leadership subject matter, spent the time to make sure the objectives were clear, and showed flexibility in shaping the session and sustaining it. Their facilitator “MEDRADized” the session, looked beyond the obvious, was enthusiastic, was able to keep people’s attention, made it enjoyable, and got the key points across.

Doug Stantial
North America Sales Training Manager

LSA Global has been a great partner in helping us move toward being “the leading developer of talent in the service performance management industry.” I have engaged LSA to help develop best-in-class programs in the areas of: Executive On-boarding, Manager Training, Sales Training, Employee Engagement and Instructional Design. They have consistently met or exceeded my (very) high expectations and are always responsive to my needs.

Mike Normant
Senior Director, Training & Development

Service Source

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