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Author Sobel, Andrew, 1955- author.

Title It starts with clients : your 100-day plan to build lifelong relationships and revenue / Andrew Sobel
Published Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 253 pages)
Contents Day 1: the star of your show -- Week 1: choose your target -- Week 2: get recognized -- Week 3: find your clients -- Week 4: master the first meeting -- Week 5: jump from contact to contract -- Week 6: free up a stuck sale -- Week 7: anticipate and agenda set -- Week 8: reframe for maximum impact -- Week 9: grow your relationships: the 10-minute plan -- Week 10: use power questions -- Week 11: be a brilliant big-picture thinker -- Week 12: get clients to root for you -- Week 13: build senior executive relationships -- Week 14: become an irresistible person of interest -- Day 100: keep your clients for life
Summary "It Starts with Clients is a double entendre (actually "triple"): (1) It's about helping people when they are starting out to build a client base in their careers; (2) It affirms that when you start a business, it's best to start with a potential client/customer already in hand; and (3) All business strategy should start from an understanding of the needs of the client/customer. Over the last 20 years Sobel has developed the single most significant, diverse, and widely-read body of work in the world on how to build enduring client relationships--and more generally, on establishing trusted business relationships. His client base includes many of the leading professional service firms (e.g., McKinsey), banks (e.g., Citibank), and technology firms (e.g., Cognizant, SAP) in the world. It Starts with Clients will be, in a sense, the prequel to his most popular books on the subject. It's a book many of his clients have asked for as the Millennial generation has fully entered the workforce. A typical comment has been, "We love your content, and we've put all our experienced people through it--now, do you have something for our younger professionals in their 20s and 30s who are just starting to work with clients and build their own client base?" It Starts with Clients will set out all of the key strategies and skills required to acquire and grow new clients, and then sustain lifelong relationships with them. It is NOT a "Millennials" book but rather the ultimate guide for anyone who is in their first five years or so of working in a client-facing role in sales, delivery, or service. It is based on the most extensive and wide-ranging research ever done on the ingredients of enduring client relationships. There is actually no book like this on the market--nothing with a similar or even vaguely similar title. The closest would be Alan Weiss's Getting Started in Consulting, which has been quite successful (after 20 years on the market, he's launching a revised edition this spring). But even that is a very different book than It Starts"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 27, 2020)
Subject Customer relations.
Business planning.
Customer loyalty.
Business planning.
Customer loyalty.
Customer relations.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019053529
ISBN 9781119619123