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Examining the Challenger Sale Concept with Richard Boon [Video]

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Examining the Challenger Sale Concept with Richard Boon

Richard Boon is CEO at Webmart, an award-winning B Corp. Richard is a sustainable marketing leader with over 18 years of experience in working with globally recognised brands. Richard has led contract pitches and built bid teams to achieve recurring success in Marketing procurement. Leaning on transparency, challenger sale and implementation of continual improvement cycles, Richard has evolved Webmart from a radical outsider to an established and compelling choice.

Alongside Richard, we’re discussing everything from the evolution of sales pitches to integrating sustainability and technology for better business outcomes. We also dissect the Challenger Sale methodology and share strategies for crafting a winning sales team and improving commercial results. Also, we’ll explore innovative techniques to revolutionise client relationships and transform sales approaches.

Topics covered during this episode include:

How Richard’s early experience in a Dragon’s Den competition shaped his sales expertise.

Why a structured approach to pitches, including a bid library and test-and-learn cycles, is crucial.

What challenges businesses face when engaging with procurement for the first time.

How the evolution of the pitch process impacts sales and marketing strategies.

Why sustainability and technology are key differentiators in today’s competitive market.

How a marketing director’s bold repositioning move can improve win rates and brand identity.

What the Challenger Sale methodology entails for transforming sales teams into consultants.

How credibility and risk management build trust and foster long-lasting client partnerships.

Why reflecting on lost bids is a valuable strategy for continuous sales improvement.

How to prepare for negotiations, understand KPIs, and recognise when to step back.

Why adopting a sports psychology mindset can benefit sales performance analysis.

How a consultative approach meets the contemporary needs of clients.

What practical steps Richard suggests for enhancing commercial sales outcomes.

Why walking away from a deal with confidence can lead to better negotiation power.

How education, rather than threats, can be a more powerful negotiation technique.

Why workshopping, role-play, and feedback are essential for adopting the Challenger Sale style.

Richard Boon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardboon/

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