Today's top sales professionals do more than sell products — they're trusted advisers who work in collaboration with customers to improve their businesses. They're able to recognize unique business needs and offer meaningful, focused and business-savvy solutions.

With deeper business acumen and financial literacy, as well as a keen appreciation for their own organization's sales, financial and strategic issues, salespeople and sales managers gain a decisive advantage by being able to:

  • Engage in more meaningful, strategic customer discussions
  • Gain higher-level access to buyers
  • Make decisions in alignment with organizational strategy

Approaching a sales situation from a big-picture business perspective transforms the relationship between seller and buyer. The seller's specialized knowledge and solutions become a strategic part of the buyer's long-term success.

Paradigm Learning offers several options for developing the competence and confidence of your sales professionals and their sales managers.

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    Business acumen is a critical competency for those charged with generating revenue. To drive sales — and develop ongoing business relationships — sales representatives and their managers must know how to position products and services within the financial and strategic context of their customers' businesses.

    The fast-paced, highly interactive Zodiak game is well-suited to the competitive, high-energy world of sales professionals, sales managers, and marketing and sales support personnel. It is a realistic business simulation that places learners in the role of new owners of a struggling company, They must quickly handle chance events and make critical strategic decisions that positively impact the bottom line.

    Learners develop insights about how the numbers work as well as the consequences of their decisions and actions. Armed with enhanced financial literacy and business acumen, sales professionals can analyze their customers' financial and strategic issues and credibly showcase products and services as solutions to real customer needs...

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  • Impact5®: The Business of Leadership Game Open or Close

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    Sales leaders are more critical than ever. They must be effective at managing the actions, behaviors and motivations of their sales teams; they must be laser-focused on customers and changing marketplace needs; they must be quick and flexible enough to make the right decisions around revenue generation and profitability; and they must act within a broader leadership team to influence the future success of the business.

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    Following the simulation, leaders take a critical look at their organization's leadership challenges and then delve into an analysis of their own sales management focus and decision-making approach. Critical thinking guides help them work through challenging issues back on the job to make better, more informed sales leadership decisions.

    In addition to being a powerful addition to a sales leadership curriculum, Impact5 can be a high-impact way to develop candidates who have been identified for possible sales management roles.

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    In a classroom setting, teams work together to explore your map's content, discuss issues, draw conclusions and develop new insights. Competitive games, challenge scenarios, realistic simulations, videos and online activities can be added to enhance the overall experience, reinforcing application back on the job and enhancing knowledge retention.

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    Your critical business issues, our unique learning designs

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    In close partnership, we'll create powerful discovery learning programs to educate and energize your sales personnel – giving them the information and skills they need to be successful.

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