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036. Max Out Margins with Strategic Pricing

Instructor: Steve Deist

Level of Complexity: Intermediate/Advanced
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Better pricing is one of the fastest ways to put more money into the bottom line. But…pricing changes can be complex and risky. During this workshop, we will outline the steps to build a world-class pricing program that will grow profit while managing short- and long-term risk. We will also cover key areas of pricing optimization starting with strategies and tactics for aligning your pricing with the market and your company goals. We review different approaches and concepts, including commodity leadership, value-based vs. cost-based pricing, and functional discounting.

A properly designed pricing strategy must be based on customer segments, so this session provides a framework for effective segmentation. We review best practices for implementation based on the instructor’s extensive experience with large-scale pricing projects. This workshop is interactive with individual exercises and a workbook to help students relate each topic to their own situation as we go. The workbook contains supplemental material for ongoing self-study.

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Mastering Global Business Development and Sales Management

Thomas A. Cook


Mastering Global Business Development and Sales Management focuses on the importance of companies and executives recognizing that their organization is sales driven, and that there is a definite pronounced connection between sales and all other aspects of how a company operates. It details the sales manager's role in developing sales personnel, delivering new business to the organization, and otherwise becoming a driving force for the overall prosperity of the company. This book differentiates itself by providing the essence of international sales management. Book Cover Cook

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