Challenging traditional sales training

Does your company suffer from any of the following issues?

  •  Concern at not appearing different to other companies in your marketplace?
  •  Difficulty with creating a message which encourages potential clients to talk to you?
  •  Frustration at all discussions being based on price only?
  •  Anxiety at losing clients?

This workshop is designed to challenge traditional thinking in the print market, inspire you to create an alternative way of approaching your sales message and building long-lasting relationships with your clients.

By the end of the day candidates will be able to:

  • Differentiate their company from the competition.
  • Understand their target client base in more detail and produce relevant sales messages for them.
  • Understand why clients buy.
  • Produce solutions that make it difficult for a client to move on.

Print & Procurement believes that the print market is changing.  Rising costs mean that buyers face a new set of challenges and printers have new opportunities which have previously been denied as a result of market pressures.

Print & Procurement’s long-term experience within the print and print buying sectors means that participants will be able to discuss their market challenges with someone who understands the issues within the print industry and provide relevant feedback to specific situations.

This seminar is aimed at senior management and key sales staff of printing companies.  It is designed to be a strategy session, not a sales technique course.  Although relevant to all print sectors, the seminar is primarily aimed at commercial printers who focus on the end user rather than trade relationships.

This is a full day workshop.  Attendance is limited to a maximum of eight participants.  This ensures that all attendees receive suitable personal attention and have sufficient time to discuss the issues raised.


Current message and strategy?

  • What is the current sales strategy?
  • Why do customers talk to you?
  • What makes you different?
  • What are your best products?
  • What are your target markets?
  • How do you get your message across convincingly to clients and potential clients?

The changing print market

  • Current market issues
  • New challenges for the print buyer
  • How the print market may develop
  • What the print buyer will need
  • How the printer will need to respond

Why does the customer buy?

  • Why should the customer buy from you?
  • Real reasons for buying
  • Changing your sales message

Price versus other costs

  • What other costs should a company consider apart from price?
  • Understanding your customers’ costs
  • Providing a solution which can help in this area

Building a long-term relationship with your customer

  • A different way of thinking about sales
  • The customer as your salesperson
  • Creating added value
  • Increasing your offering

Making sure the customer stays

  • Long-term solutions
  • Supplying more than print
  • Making it easy to buy from you
  • Becoming a vital link in your customer’s supply base
  • Creating partner clients

A new message and strategy?

  • Discussion session based on your situation
  • Action plan

Prior to the course candidates will be asked to send information giving an overview of specific challenges and what they hope to achieve from the workshop.

The timetable is designed to be flexible so that areas of specific interest can be covered in more depth.

For further information
please contact Matthew Parker at Print & Procurement on 0845 6521572

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I have worked with Matthew for just over a year now and he has delivered a number of highly successful training events for the IPIA during that time. He is very organised and produces seminars which are full of

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Matthew provided an excellent “Print Processes” training session for myself and some of my colleagues.  The feature that I liked most about the training, was that the day itself was very interactive – which not only

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If you think you are on top of your print buying you might be in for a surprise! We asked Print & Procurement to undertake a print audit. Matthew said ‘’If we do not find savings sufficient to earn back our fee

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Matthew is a consultant who is totally committed to his clients and to delivering on his promises.  He has an excellent understanding of both the challenges of the print channel and the opportunities it presents. As a

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Apart from being a thoroughly decent chap Matthew is scrupulously professional, ruthlessly efficient and always delivers excellent results.
I genuinely have no hesitation whatever in recommending Matthew. He

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In an industry renowned for its pressure, Matthew Parker delivers a very gentle but insightful intelligence about the ways of print. Somewhere between art and science there is a place that defines the balance of what

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