218. How to Prepare For Your Client Renewal Conversation With Ease with Nikki Rausch

In this episode, we talk about...

  • Why over-planning is detrimental to the renewal conversation
  • How to pre-frame the conversation and set expectations for what will be discussed 
  • What we can do to get the client to notice / celebrate wins along the way
  • The appropriate amount of lead time to discuss renewal before the contract is set to end
  • Strategic ways to assertively lead the conversation
  • The importance of asking for permission to share new ideas for the partnership
  • The value of pausing and pacing during the conversation to get the most out of it
  • Finding balance of getting out of your head and focusing on the client’s perspective
  • Nikki’s forewarning to not continue selling after the close
  • Sticking to your packages and not offering too many ways to work with you
  • What to do when you get a no and how to ask for applicable feedback

Tools mentioned in the episode

  • Google calendar
  • Voxer



About our guest:

After 25 years of experience selling to such prestigious organizations as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, and NASA, Nikki Rausch decided to trade in her road warrior status so she could help entrepreneurs sell in a way that builds relationships, creates true connection, and results in more closed deals and long-term clients. Now, as a sales coach, author, speaker and founder of Sales Maven, Nikki transforms the misunderstood process of “selling” into techniques, tools, and tips that can be successfully incorporated into a process replicable by anyone whose livelihood relies on selling a product, a service, or themselves. When she's not helping business owners move their clients along the 'Selling Staircase', Nikki enjoys taking in all the beauty that living in the Pacific Northwest affords her.


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