5 Other Ways PIworld Can Help You Sell More
I don’t want to preach to the choir here, folks. I hope that you read all of the PIworld sales and marketing blogs because they offer ideas on how to sell more and you can be more successful because of them. If so, please feel free to drop me a line and tell me that, because writing a blog often feels like shouting into a giant, gaping, soulless abyss. But don’t cry for me.
It occurred to me recently that there are many other resources available to you on Printing Impressions’ Website, and it’s possible that you may not know about all of them. So here, in no particular order, are some places I would be glancing if I were you.
1) The Super-Cool Fold of the Week.
Trish Witkowski is all about creativity and ideas, and if you’ve ever heard Bill and I talk for more than five minutes, you know that we continually preach about using your creativity and ideas as the best way to differentiate yourself from your competition. So check out Trish’s weekly examples of cool printed pieces and use what you learn to show your prospects what you can do for them—and demonstrate that you have your ear to the ground looking for NEW ways to help them reach their goals.
2) PODi case studies.
We often talk about anecdotal selling—the idea of using a story as a way to sell. This usually means telling a prospect about another project that you worked on, what you brought to the table, and what the results were. It is a great way to build credibility and show that you are not just an order taker, but that you understand print is used to actually accomplish something, and you know what that is.
Case studies can also be used in this manner. Just because it is not YOUR story, doesn’t mean you can’t still use it to show what CAN be done. Be honest and tell the prospect that you read about it, but use it as a way to bring a new idea to the table and stay focused on results.
[Editor’s note: PODi has kindly given us the rights to share a new case study every month, but the archive resides only on its website.]
Blogger, author, consultant, coach and all around evangelist for the graphic arts industry, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include sales and marketing coaching, enabling clients to find engagement strategies that work for them and mentoring the next generation of sales superstars.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of ten, so she fears nothing.