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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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Selling Through Tough Times

Paul Reilly

As a sales professional, you know that it’s harder to sell in tough times―whether it’s a recession, industry-wide challenge, or global pandemic. You may also have noticed that some salespeople and managers not only survive but thrive through tough times. How do they do it? What do they do to thrive through adversity?

Paul Reilly explaPicture2ins it all in Selling Through Tough Times: Customers buy differently in tough times, so salespeople need to sell differently in tough times. In this eye-opening and indispensable guide, he shows how to develop the right mindset and adapt your skills to prevail in even the most challenging selling climate. His plan includes both immediate, hands-on action plans (including six Daily Mental Flex activities) as well as longer-range strategies to ensure you (and your team) never get caught on the back foot again.

While the principles of selling are constant, Reilly demonstrates how changing your tactics in tough times will not only help you through current difficulties but help you emerge stronger. You’ll discover how to redefine value in customer terms, reposition products and services, and how employ different persuasion tactics. You’ll also learn how to select and pursue the right opportunities, win more deals, and―crucially―protect profit by embracing the “tough timers” mental attitude.

Tough times are inevitable and often unpredictable. But in Selling Through Tough Times, you’ll find the tools and mindset you need to power through them―and come out on top.

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