Simone Douglas - "#SeriouslySocial"
As the world of sales continues to change and evolve, so has the number of sales tactics and various technologies to help businesses find new customers and retain their current ones.
Many of the old school sales tactics don’t have come to a point of redundancy and having too many new ones in place can cause its own unique challenges for an organisation.
It’s a tough world for salespeople, especially in B2B. But there is also a wealth of knowledge and techniques out there that will help sales teams achieve success and reach their goals. The question becomes what are the must do’s in the modern era of selling and what are the nice to haves?
There is still one sales tactic that every salesperson should master but few truly do: relationship selling.
Satisfied customers are loyal, but appreciated customers are even more so. The best way to make a customer or prospect feel appreciated is to do something that delights them. By pleasing an existing or potential customer, you encourage them to enjoy the process of being a part of your customer base. It's an incentive for them to come back to the business if they have any other work or an opportunity to refer
Today we are going to be talking about how to build stronger relationships with your customers which in turn leads to more revenue. By the end of the show you will understand
It is easy to get distracted by all the noise in the business world at large but jump day is your chance to settle in and work on your business in ways that allow you to make the most of your opportunities today, tomorrow and forever.
Today we are going to engage one of the most enjoyable parts of doing business and coming into Christmas season is the perfect time to start thinking about how we provide the unexpected for our customers and bring unique experiences to them that will continue to build on our relationships in positive ways
Then we are going to chat about the difference between delight and customer satisfaction.
Customer delight is the process of surpassing customers' expectations to build a long term, positive experience around your product or service and brand. Customer satisfaction happens when you simply meet customers' expectations. Who wants to be in the business of simply doing anything?
IBGR is a global community of commerce committed to your success and our programming is designed to give you the tools and resources as well as the one percenters you might be missing. So settle in because all the best stories are told with the audiences full attention and today is no exception. If you put the learnings into place you will have started your preparation to belt 2021 out of the stratosphere. After all We didn’t wake up this morning and decide to own an averagely successful business now did we?
Show Objectives - The Why
Today we are going to take a really close look at the effectiveness of ‘Surprise and Delight’.
It really depends on what type of loyalty mechanism is in play between you and your customers.
A study by Marketing Science Institute points out that customers are loyal because of 3 intrinsic behavioural mechanisms:
Habit: memory based loyalty, formed from consistent and automatic spending patterns, notably in customers whose usage does not change over time.
Dependence: rational loyalty driven by a cost-benefit analysis of switching costs, particularly in customers with a wide product holding.
Relationship: social and emotional loyalty, built on the trust that arises through multiple interactions typically in long-tenured customers.
We are going to look at how we talk to each of the four different customer segments based on how they fit into the below
Loyalists: have high levels of all 3 loyalty mechanisms.
Dependents: have a broad product holding with you but low ‘habit’ and ‘relationship’ levels.
Sleeping Dogs: these customers are mainly bound by ‘habit’. Sceptics: these customers have low levels across all of the 3 loyalty mechanisms.
Key Issues - Owner Perspective:
What You Need to Know - What we will be covering
Let's dig a bit deeper and talk about how you can achieve delight among your customers. Below are the basic building blocks that we are going to look at today through the lens of Who, What, Why and How.
What you need to do today
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Written by Simone Douglas
The Publican & Licensee of the Duke of Brunswick Hotel, Executive Director for BNI Adelaide North one of the biggest networking organisations in the world, the driving force behind South Australia’s leading social media agency, Social Media AOK and best-selling author with her first book “Seriously Social – turning your online game into real-world gain”. and the recently released Confident Networker
Simone also serves as Deputy President of the State Chapter Committee South Australia for the Franchise Council of Australia and sits on the Franchise Advisory Council for BNI Australia
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