Solution and Value Selling Training in Consultative Way

Solution selling training techniques - How to sell solutions that build stronger, more profitable customer relationships

“We engaged LSA Global to help improve the value selling competencies of our sales channel partners to continue to meet our growth targets. While much still has to be accomplished in terms of sales performance coaching and creating a high performance sales culture, I am delighted by how much of the customized solution selling training terms, model and skills are being consistently used in live sales conversations today. A promising start to investing in and improving the solution selling capabilities of our dealers.”
John Biondo | Americas Channel Relations | Trimble Navigation 

“We turned to LSA Global’s solution selling training program to help us take our executive and solution selling skills to the next level, which will ultimately help our customers succeed. 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 and I would 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 Technology

“We have tracked more than $100 million in sales that are fully or partially attributable to this solution selling training program.”
Senior Partner | Big 5 Consulting Firm 

  • Are revenue, pricing, and competitor pressures increasing?
  • Would you like to move up the value chain by selling “solutions” instead of products?
  • Is it important to drive larger deal sizes across your accounts?
  • Would you like to add more value for your customers during the sales process?
  • Are your sales cycles too long?
  • Are your sales people working too hard and chasing too many “bad” deals?

Description:
Solution selling training teaches you the concepts and methods
to build long-term and win-win relationships with clients while, at the same time, you are able to achieve bold revenue and margin goals. This proven solution selling training helps you to call higher, clearly differentiate yourself based on value, act in a more consultative way, align with your customer’s buying process and business goals, qualify more effectively, guide decisions, present solutions, manage resistance, and close the sale. You will learn how to accomplish all of this while effectively building trust and a valued, long-term client relationship.

The intensive consultative selling training workshop allows each participant to view a current sales opportunity through the lens of the customer’s decision making process and to practice the proven skills and techniques necessary to succeed.

The interactive design includes skill application, group exercises, role plays, case studies, video-based instruction, solution selling best practice modeling, sales planning, and sales coaching. To ensure the Transfer of Training™, the proven four step consultative selling training process includes:

  1. Assess: A proven solution selling skills assessment used to take a baseline measurement of the areas of strength and weakness against best practice consultative and solution selling attributes.
  2. Design and Deliver: A customized solution selling training workshop focusing on the most impactful areas to your sales force and your business.
  3. Implement and Support: A 12-Week Field Application Process and sales reinforcement system to ensure the transfer of training that is supported by a proven sales performance coaching methodology and individual sales development plans.
  4. Measure and Continuously Improve: A statistically valid sales measurement of the individual and business results.

After this process, salespeople become powerful assets to their sales teams and to their customers through their selling approach and the value of the solutions they bring.

Outcomes and Benefits:
As a result of effectively implementing the solution selling training, sales teams typically achieve:

  • An increased number of qualified sales opportunities
  • Shorter sales cycles
  • Increased revenue, win-rate, and volume
  • Greater insight and influence throughout the decision making process
  • Stronger customer relationships based on selling value and solutions, not price

To facilitate implementation and reinforcement, solution selling training is supported by a full set of solution selling tools, job aids, a structured 12-week follow-up methodology, mastery sessions, and sales training measurement options to assess business results.

Target Audience:
Sales and sales management that need to sell solutions and sell value to clients instead of selling transactions, features, and benefits.

To speak with an LSA Expert and learn about consultative selling training program customization and delivery options onsite at your company, please contact us.

Related Information

ServiceSource has relied on LSA Global’s expertise for a variety of core initiatives, from strategy design and implementation, to sales skills, to sales coaching. We recently engaged LSA Global to create a competency matrix for our inside sales team that will serve as our roadmap for employee on-boarding, development, succession planning and retention. This project had a tight timeline with high visibility. LSA Global completed the deliverable ahead of schedule and surpassed our expectations.

PMO and Outside Sales Operations
Senior Vice President

Service Source

We partnered with LSA to help custom design, deliver, and measure an advanced new employee on-boarding and measurement process. The process 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 pilot program in EMEA was a big success and the solution quantifiably improved new employee and hiring manager satisfaction and increased the speed to sales quota for new hires. We are continuing to work with LSA Global to scale the program in other GEOs and expand to cover more roles at VMware.  I would 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 across VMware as we continue to scale.

Rochana Golani
Director, Global Field Readiness

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 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

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

The introduction and continuous reinforcement of the MEDRAD objectives, vision, and mission was very impressive. By the end of the session, a large majority of the audience understood and was openly able to verbalize these items. LSA did a wonderful job introducing the importance of sales coaching and reinforcement and was able to keep the groups focused.

Cindy Steffen
National Manager, Telesales

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 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 two strategic actions to improve overall sales performance and then designed and delivered world class sales training across the globe to help increase revenue and margin.  I’m so happy we took a more strategic approach to sales performance.

Kim Benson
Director Human Resources

Trimble

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

In an effort to establish a solid foundation of consultative selling skills for our client-facing teams that can be built on over time, we engaged with LSA Global. By understanding our business and our markets, LSA Global was able to develop and deliver the relevant skills, tools and processes that have established the foundation for our future success. We are very satisfied with our decision.”

Kevin Wiley
Chief Operating Officer

Nelnet

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

The sales negotiations training program was awesome. The facilitator was excellent. We are immediately able to see the relevance and apply it to specific needs at Blackhawk. The preparation and energy was very apparent. The facilitator did a great job keeping the class engaged for the entire day and focused on what mattered most to our success. I am very pleased with the results and like the very relevant and applicable sales negotiations tools. Great job.

Jack Lord
Vice President of Sales

Blackhawk Network

Hyperion has a commitment to lifelong learning. LSA helps us provide the right business sales training, management training programs, and leadership development programs at the right time to meet the needs of both individuals and departments. I especially appreciate their ability to listen to my needs and recommend the appropriate facilitators, solutions and content.

Sarah Parks
Senior Project Manager

Hyperion

LSA was instrumental in making our worldwide sales meeting a success. They saved me a ton of time by recommending ‘best in class’ vendors to meet our business objectives. Whenever I’m in a pinch, I can count on LSA’s dynamic team of sales trainers and consultants to really go the extra mile. They truly understand the meaning of customer delight.

Amy Walker
Manager

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

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