Referral Selling Training

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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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 looking to increase performance.

Thank you LSA Global!

Phil Rosenberg
Senior Vice President of Sales

We evaluated 6 well known sales development partners in the market. We ended up selecting LSA global because of their unique ability to get results selling solutions.  They also had the strongest assessment, implementation, measurement, coaching, and global capabilities .

We’ve had such strong feedback from the executive selling program that there are requests to roll it out within the Marketing, Product Management, and our Leadership teams.  Thank you LSA!

Stephanie Lucey
HR Manager

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 sales 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

LSA’s customized Effective Presentation Skills program has helped us elevate our presentation skills to the next level. I personally now have a much greater self-awareness of my presentation skills and can leverage my strengths while working to improve upon other areas.

I definitely recommend LSA Global to anyone for whom presentations are an integral part of their job.

Jim Elliott
Senior Marketing Manager

Samsung

Originally, we launched a RFP to partner with a sales training provider to improve the sales skills of our global distributor network.

LSA Global challenged our thinking by suggesting we focus on the systemic sales strategy, culture, and talent factors that create sales success before we invested in the more symptomatic needs of sales skills and knowledge.

LSA Global identified the critical strategic actions to improve overall sales performance and then designed and delivered world class business sales training across the globe to help increase revenue and margin.

I’m so happy we took a more strategic approach to sales performance with LSA.  Thank you for making this fit our culture.

Kim Benson
Director Human Resources

Trimble

We partnered with LSA to help custom design, deliver, and measure an advanced new employee on-boarding process. It was well thought out and bought into by sales leadership.

The combination of targeted sales tools, technology, coaching, performance plans, training, and reinforcement made all the difference.

The solution quantifiably improved new employee and hiring manager satisfaction and increased the speed to sales quota for new hires.

I would highly recommend LSA Global for any sales enablement team looking to increase the engagement and speed to productivity of their sales force. We are excited to implement the program globally as we continue to scale.

Rochana Golani
Director, Global Sales & Technical Field Enablement

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 and Coaching, Employee Engagement, and Instructional Design.

They have consistently met or exceeded my (very) high expectations and are always responsive to my needs to increase performance, engagement, customer satisfaction, and sales growth.

Mike Normant
Senior Director, Training & Development

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
Director of Sales

Cutera

We engaged with LSA Global to deliver a custom sales territory planning and management workshop. They have a unique ability to quickly understand our business and needs. This keen understanding allowed for a solution that was specific and impactful.

Their facilitators were well prepared and ingrained themselves to become one of us. We’ve come to see LSA Global as a true sales partner.

Pratiksha Patel
Assistant Vice President Talent

L'Oreal

From beginning to end, LSA was as invested in making sure the program succeeded as we were. They not only met the needs of our sales organization, but they helped us meet our very tight launch deadline.

The consultant operated with the sense of urgency necessary to ensure that we were ready to roll the business sales training program in a way that made sense.

Without their dedication and sales 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 always delivers the right sales and sales management solutions to meet our unique needs. I especially appreciate their ability to deeply understand our business and our culture so that they can design the most valuable and impactful outcomes for us and our clients.

Sarah Parks
Senior Project Manager

Hyperion

LSA’s introduction and continuous reinforcement of the MEDRAD objectives, vision, and mission were very impressive. The majority now understands and is openly able to verbalize these key items.

LSA did a wonderful job introducing the importance of sales coaching and reinforcement and was able to keep everyone focused.

Cindy Steffen
National Manager, Telesales

We needed a way to improve customer training. We had to reach a disparate group of people in a very short period time. LSA gave us a new training methodology and a better way to go to market with our customer training that improved their experience and our brand positioning.

LSA delivered exactly what we needed and exceeded our expectations.  Thank you.

Hinda Chalew
Vice President of Marketing

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 is an excellent sales and leadership outsource partner! They listen to our needs, are responsive, and work at a pace that keeps up with our rapid speed.

We have found LSA to bring strategic, innovative, and practical solutions to meet our business priorities by partnering effectively with our key staff. I consider them to be an important external extension of our team.

Thank you!

Wendy Chinn
Sr. Director, Global Sales Enablement

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