Knock-Out the Competition!
Sales Differentiation Workshop
Sales Differentiation Workshop
Win More Deals at the Prices You Want!
We worked with Lee to design a 2021 Sales Kick-Off that would be unique, compelling and FUN! With Lee’s lead and idea, we worked to devise our own ‘sales version’ of The Tonight Show. Man, did he crush it and we not only achieved our goals, but wove in a huge dose of interaction & FUN, hence 2-way communication vs. 1-way from a slide deck. The feedback I received over the next week, was some of the best I can recall and I have done these sorts of events for many moons. >50% of my professionals commented along the lines of: “that was the best I have ever witnessed…,” “I took an entire page of notes, full of nuggets to use in my sales efforts…” and “You guys looked like you were really enjoying the lack of PowerPoint slides.” We are engaging Lee and his creativity on an ongoing basis, as we continue to hire, grow our sales force and take market share from our competitors. We have already hired Lee for our 2022 Sales Kick-Off and advise you do the same.- Trent Anderson, Vice President of Sales, LS Networks
We have about 200 people involved in sales. As the CEO, my people have been asking me to help them differentiate themselves from the competition. I read Lee Salz’s book, 'Sales Differentiation' and hired him. He helped us to create a playbook to teach our people to easily differentiate themselves. We are in the process of training our people to use the customized playbook and expect we will have great success by using the concepts that Lee helped us to design and document.- Jerry Mills, CEO, B2B CFO®
Lee spoke to our team of 100 sales professionals and ignited new ideas, spurred collaboration and provided easy tools to help our team refine and sharpen their sales process. The opportunities to use Sales Differentiation in our weekly and monthly sales meetings has been invaluable. The team spoke so highly of Lee’s presentation style and. We solved some current customer hurdles by applying the tools in the workshops, which allowed our teams to experience first-hand how the strategies could work for them personally. Lee has proven time and time again to be a great partner and our sales team has reached out to him for advice. - Courtney Enser, Vice President of Sales, Millcraft
Lee did an incredible job of grabbing and keeping the attention of the attendees. His Sales Differentiation concept seemed like common sense initially, but turned out to be so much more than that. I have shared his book with my sales team and they are on board. We are going to use the workbook to streamline how we go to market. Thanks Lee!- Aaron Aldinger, President, Scale Dealers Association
Similar to many organizations, our salespeople can sometimes struggle to differentiate what we sell which leaves them fighting to win deals based on price while sacrificing margin. We contracted with Sales Architects to conduct a one-day Sales Differentiation program to provide our team with the tools needed to better differentiate both what we sell and how we sell. Lee’s opening talk grabbed the attention of our team and set the stage for productive workshops that helped us uncover the many opportunities we have to differentiate our business. This program gave us the actionable tools we need to help our salespeople win more deals at the prices we want.- Chris Clover, CEO, Mechdyne
The talk by Lee Salz was a big hit with our group — one of our most popular. Not a moment dragged. His presentation was packed with practical ideas, some of which I was able to start implementing right away with my team.- Abby Reinhard, Co-Chair for Learning, EO Western NY and Owner/President, GP Flooring Solutions
The audience participation and reaction to your presentation was a reflection of you and your message. Look no further than the fact you sold out of your books after your presentation. That never happens! The large percentage of the audience that stood in line to purchase “Sales Differentiation” speaks volumes. While many may think they understand differentiation in the sales process, you clearly showed us an entirely new perspective. If anyone is looking for a talented, professional, and entertaining speaker on the most under-appreciated aspect of the sales process, Sales Differentiation, Lee Salz is the person to select, hands down.- Mark DePasquale, CEO, National Portable Storage Association
Lee gave an incredible presentation at our inaugural industry event that really resonated with all of the attendees. This may sound simple but our industry is not known for accepting “salespeople” with a “sales message”. Lee was able to connect with our group because of the intensive background work he did on our industry, but more importantly with his delivery and style. Through humor, great stories and a real personal touch he delivered the message of the value a “salesperson” brings to their clients.- Scott Klein, President, Your Hearing Network
Your Sales Differentiation presentation was a home run! Everyone was most impressed with the “I am the BEST” section of your talk, that resonated with the sales team and they updated some of their presentation materials already. Also, the part about the follow-up meeting recap email went over very well. And lastly, everyone has been talking about how to reframe our experience in a manner that resonates with our customers. We have a very talented sales team and you provided great nuggets of information they can take away and grow from this program with you.- Lisa Lounsbrough, Inside Sales and Marketing Manager, Meier Tool & Engineering
I want to thank you again for the incredible workshop you put together for my team! The flexibility that you were able to have for us by tailoring the messaging of Sales Differentiation throughout our workshop and for how we can put it to use in the work we do with our clients was PRICELESS! The feedback that I’ve received from my team has been overwhelmingly positive and I appreciate how you were able to keep everyone engaged throughout the day. I am personally excited to watch the development of the brainstorming we did together as a team and turn that into new actions, which I believe will lead to outrageous results!- Drew Lightowler, President, Plus Relocation Mortgage
Our executive team was struggling to identify our differentiators and messaging strategies for them. The Sales Architects Sales Differentiation Program to help us address these issues. Lee quickly grasped the concepts relevant to our business model and was able to draw the most important sales differentiators out of group brainstorming discussions. Most importantly, he helped us formulate positioning and messaging strategies for each of our differentiators. In the end, we received a great Sales Differentiation Playbook to implement the developed strategies. Shortly after the program, we used the playbook and the new sales differentiation strategies to pursue two eight-figure opportunities…and we WON them both at the prices we want! I highly recommend Lee Salz and his Sales Differentiation methodology.- Cheryl Vennerstrom, Chief Operating Officer, Morning Sun Financial Services
Lee delivered a dynamic and relatable workshop to our sales team. His key focus of Sales Differentiation, resonated well with our team and he provided real-world examples of how to effectively apply his strategies to become more successful. Lee is a captivating speaker that uses the right mix of experience, humor and practical ideas to get salespeople to think and act differently when selling. Book him. He’s worth the investment!- Corey Rogers, Marketing Manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment, Americas
After one of our members had an outstanding sales coaching engagement with Lee Salz, he recommended Lee to speak at our EO chapter on Sales Differentiation. Lee was electric with the group! His content, energy, and humor captivated our chapter. The talk provided us with actionable strategies and techniques that we could immediately put into practice. We are a tough group when it comes to evaluating speakers and Lee received one of the highest scores ever with a 9.7 out of 10. We highly recommend him!- Tab Burkhalter, Education Chair, EO – Knoxville Chapter
Lee Salz nailed it! We invited Lee to present “Sales Differentiation” at the Institute for Excellence in Sales. Our membership, which includes sales leaders and teams from companies such as Amazon, Intel and Salesforce, was captivated by both his message and how he conveyed it! Lee was energetic, funny, and most importantly, provided actionable strategies that our members could immediately put into practice. His storytelling helped our members grasp key concepts that will help them implement these strategies. Our members are still raving about this program.- Fred Diamond, Co-Founder and President, Institute for Excellence in Sales
When we approached Lee Salz about speaking on Sales Differentiation at the SIRVA Annual Sales Conference, we posed a tough challenge. He would have an audience comprised of both complex B2C and B2B salespeople. For his program to succeed, he would need to be able to engage both types. Lee hit it out of the park! His stories and concepts applied to all salespeople regardless of what they sell or to whom. Audiences should be prepared to take loads of notes because Lee’s ideas flow fast and furious.- Stan Piskorski, Sales Training and Enablement Specialist, SIRVA
I saw Lee Salz’ talk on “Sales Differentiation” at OutBound 2019. Loved it! He’s fun and energetic while teaching you concepts that will make you serious money. If you're looking for someone to boost sales and enhance sales leadership, hire Lee.- Jeffrey Gitomer author of The Little Red Book of Selling and The Sales Manifesto
Through the University of Maryland’s Executive Education Program, we contracted Lee Salz to deliver a one-day Sales Differentiation program for a high performing cross-functional team. Given the diverse audience, Lee was great at ensuring a high level of participation from everyone. The program was intense, but fun and engaging! The program exercises challenged our team to think differently about the way we view sales. His book, Sales Differentiation, was well received and eagerly read by all.- Jeannie Plew, Vice President of Human Resources, DrFirst, Inc.
When we were planning our sales managers conference, we wanted a keynote speaker with original content that could entertain and engage our team. We chose Lee Salz and he delivered! His sales differentiation message resonated with our sales leadership team and inspired them to work with their salespeople to differentiate themselves in the way they sell, not just what they sell. The concepts and workshops he shared with us serve as great tools for our team to put into practice in the field. He was energetic, funny, and insightful…exactly what we wanted.- Jeffrey Wolinsky, Director of Federal & National Sales, Hubbard Radio
For the first time in the history of our company, we have a clearly defined strategy for our salespeople to use to differentiate us from each one of our major competitors. We initially were looking for a speaker for our sales meeting when our CEO came across the Knock-Out the Competition! sales differentiation program. After learning about the program, we quickly decided that what our salespeople really needed was a defined strategy to help them differentiate our line of products rather than a rah-rah session. The sales differentiation playbook that Lee puts together from this program is like nothing you’ve seen before…very impressive! It is a tool that our leadership team can now use to help our salespeople win more deals at the prices we want. Lee’s energy with the group, story-telling and delivery style helped our team learn his 19 sales differentiation concepts. Lee also is helping us indoctrinate the strategy with our salespeople to ensure the strategy is understood and followed.- Scott Christensen, Vice President Business Development, NuAire
Following the development of a new sales compensation plan, we recognized that we needed to help our salespeople meet our expectations. Because our salespeople set pricing for their deals, our new sales compensation plan rewarded for selling deals while protecting margin. After the sales compensation engagement with Sales Architects, we contracted with them to deliver its Knock-Out the Competition! Sales Differentiation program. The program challenged our team to think differently about the way we sell. Lee energized our group; and helped us identify our differentiators and put together a strategy to position them with in a compelling way with buyers. The Sales Differentiation playbook that Lee developed for us, based on the program, is exactly the tool our salespeople need to differentiate our services to win deals at the prices we want.- Chris Tanner, Rose Paving
The Knock-Out the Competition! workshop was outstanding. The workshop has directly affected the way our salesmen sell against our competition. It was straight forward and easy to understand, nothing was canned. The sales differentiators came from our salesmen. Lee gave us the questioning methodology and structure to differentiate ourselves from all our major competitors. This workshop put in concrete form all the services and benefits we deliver every day and showed us how to differentiate them from our competition.Jim Arbuckle, Vice President of Sales, Royal Brass and Hose
Our management team always believed we provide an excellent service to our clients but we always struggled to get this message to the marketplace. Fortunately, last fall, we met Lee at an industry conference and hired him to help us articulate our story. Lee led a sales differentiation workshop which began with the introduction of differentiation concepts followed by identifying specific differentiators for our company. I knew we had something special when our veteran salespeople were openly embracing using the differentiators in their sales process. I highly recommend you consider Lee's "Knock-Out the Competition" workshop if you want to take your sales effort to the next level.- James J. Ferry, President and CEO, TradeSource, Inc.
Our salespeople sell what many see as a commodity. I contracted with Sales Architects to deliver “Knock-Out the Competition!” to change that perception amongst my salespeople and assist them to position our value. When I initially told my team of veteran salespeople about the program, they were skeptical. Afterwards, each one of them came back to me and raved about their experiences in the program. It was gratifying to hear from my team that they now recognize, as a result of this program, that they do not sell a commodity. They have new-found energy and clarity on what makes us different…and they know how to help their buyers see those differences.- John Weaver, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Morbern
The Institute for Excellence in Sales has engaged some of the top sales thought leaders and speakers in the world to educate, challenge, and inspire our membership of top sales professionals. Lee Salz fit that bill to a tee. His combination of great delivery, well-developed content, and humor provided our members with actionable tools that they can immediately put into practice and helped them flesh-out ways to win more deals at the prices they want. Lee challenged our members to think differently about how they sell and engage buyers. I highly recommend Lee and his sales differentiation program.- Fred Diamond, Executive Director, Institute for Excellence in Sales
As part of a comprehensive sales development engagement with Sales Architects, we participated in the sales differentiation program. I, and my management team, found the experience eye-opening. We gained such clarity on our differentiators and now have a documented strategy to position them with prospects. The Sales Architects sales differentiation program has completely changed how we communicate with prospects. We are getting responses from buyers that we have never experienced before. This is a fantastic program for companies whose salespeople struggle to get meetings with prospects and who always look to management to discount prices to get the account.- Blake Scott, President, Scott Environmental Services
We had Sales Architects deliver its Sales Differentiation program - Knock-Out the Competition! as we transitioned our go-to-market strategy from dealer to direct sales. Not only did Lee help us strategize and develop messaging about our existing differentiators, but he helped us identify several others which we can now effectively position with buyers. Our sales team ranges from first sales job to experienced sales veteran…and they all loved the program. The Sales Differentiation guide that was produced from this session is being used to reinforce the strategy and teach our newly-hired salespeople how to position our differentiators with prospects. It’s been a few months since the program was conducted and our sales pipeline has never been stronger. This may have been our first engagement with Sales Architects, but it will not be our last.- Brian Graff, Chief Marketing Officer, Dynamic Fitness
As a company that is growing dramatically, we were in need of new methods by which to harness and hone our collective skill set, and Lee’s Differentiators workshop gave us that and more. Not only does the workshop provide strategies for manufacturing success with what you already have, it created a sort-of looking glass into what we as a company are forecasting as potential needs in the future. We can watch the implementation of these methods across several different platforms, and better identify areas where we need to improve and areas we can use as a model for success.- William Uecker, Co-Founder, Vista Vapors
After seeing Lee Salz present at a conference on Sales Differentiation, I brought him into our company to deliver his “Knock-Out the Competition!” program. Our team loved the concepts as well as his presentation style and energy. We didn’t just gain insight into our business; we learned techniques to help prospects see what we see as meaningful differentiators. His strategy to open doors with prospects who say they are happy by leveraging sales differentiation is brilliant! We are excited to continue on our sales differentiation journey and implement this methodology in our firm. I highly recommend this program!- Laura Dale Pedersen, CEO/President, A. R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists
Thank you for a great presentation. At the end of every conference, we have an ending session on take-home value. I ask each attendee what they are going to immediately put into practice. Overwhelmingly, they cited takeaways from Lee’s sales differentiation keynote presentation. They loved the content and his delivery style! The members were engaged from start to finish which I attribute to the stories Lee shared to teach sales differentiation concepts. He captivates audiences with his presence and sense of humor while providing great content.- Roy Fazio, Chairman, ASG group
The role of salespeople in my company is to knock the current provider out of the account. Through their "Knock-Out the Competition" Sales Differentiation program, Sales Architects helped us really understand our true differentiators and taught our salespeople strategies to position them with buyers. Lee helped us uncover ways to get prospects to buy from us and these techniques work!- Mike Moroz, President/CEO, Walters Recycling and Refuse, Inc.
We had Lee Salz conduct his Sales Differentiation workshop program at our Enterprise Sales Team meeting. In our industry, we don’t create demand, but rather try to get prospects to buy from us instead of the competition. Lee taught our sales team strategies to position our differentiators and engage prospects in a compelling way. My team loved this session and really embraced his methodology!- Ann Losiewski, Director of Enterprise Sales, Hire Right
When your salespeople hear, “We’re happy with our current supplier,” do they sheepishly offer to check back later and pray that the current supplier fails.
When they hear, “Your products are the same as theirs,” do they look like a deer in the headlights and stammer their way through a response?”
When prospects tell your salespeople, “Your price is too high,” do they sprint to your office and demand a lower price to win the deal?
To knock-out the competition, your salespeople need Sales Differentiation strategies that blast prospects’ doors open, engage buyers, and win deals at desired price points.
Oftentimes, salespeople and executives are super-passionate about the differentiators they possess. “We should never have to fight over price,” they say. Yet, their salespeople are ineffective in building the same excitement in prospects about those differentiators that they have. If this sounds like your company, this program is for you!
Knock-Out the Competition! is a collaborative workshop program in which management and salespeople develop powerful Sales Differentiation strategies—communication techniques that resonate with Decision Influencers and:
Expect these 3 game-changing results from Knock-Out the Competition!
PLUS, we build your customized “Sales Differentiation Playbook” to reinforce Sales Differentiation strategies for your current salespeople and to more quickly onboard new salespeople.
Executives tell us that sales differentiation strategies have turned the tide for their sales teams: Highly successful, veteran salespeople say this program liberates them from stale approaches and fuels them for reaching the next level. This program thrusts newer salespeople into the fast lane to success.
And much, much more…
Let’s talk! Use the Contact Us button to schedule a complimentary 30-minute sales differentiation consultation with Lee Salz. This is a great program for your next management or sales meeting.
Lee B. Salz
Lee Salz, Sales Architects CEO, is a leading sales management strategist and sales differentiation expert who has helped build world-class sales forces in hundreds of companies in various industries and sizes. When salespeople struggle to win deals at established prices, executives turn to him to create marketplace disruption and generate profitable growth.
The best-selling author of four business books, with a fifth about sales differentiation in development, Lee is a featured columnist with the Business Journals. A member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), he also is frequently interviewed by the media on sales and sales management issues and has been featured and quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New York Times, MSNBC, ABC News, and several other media outlets.
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