Insights from the field
The Differentiator in Retirement Relationships: Be a Value Creator
Most Account Management training has been available for over 20 years. But business has changed as have the expectations of clients in Retirement. The record keepers that command the lion's share of the plans in the Fortune 500 all deserve a seat at the table. But a rare few keep it year in and year out. The ones who do- they are the value creators.
High performing Retirement relationship management teams are taking a value creation approach to clients - an approach that speaks to the need to offer insight over product and service virtues. These firms are on a mission to avoid heading down a commodity path in their respective sectors.
Research from the Sales Executive Council and Harvard Business Publishing speaks to the need to trade on the insights RMs bring to multiple stakeholders, rather than acting reactively with one "buyer". With the help of Bill Walton Sales Training, these value creators are moving farther upstream in their client's business strategy and planning. They're leveraging genuine curiosity and insight as retention tools, and conducting better conversations with key stakeholders as a result.
There is great upside in celebrating the role of the RM in Retirement. RMs have an opportunity to deepen conversations with their HR partners – partners that need to create value for their own organizations beyond benefits. An opportunity exists for a common language among RMs to create value for clients and drive ideas that support mutual objectives.
Here are a few recommendations for those looking to create a legion of value creators in their organization:
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Bill Walton Sales Training has over 60 years of collective Fortune 500 company experience in Sales, Sales Training and Field Sales Management. Our specialty is preparing individuals and organizations to present their value propositions in a way that results in higher close ratios. Our team are un-blurring the lines of differentiation between their client's fiercest competitors.