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#1. Name a Big, Relevant Change in the World

#1. Name a Big, Relevant Change in the World

Don’t start by talking about anything to do with you or your business.

Instead, name the undeniable shift in the world that creates both (a) a huge opportunity and (b) an incredible sense of urgency for your prospect. 

Now you’ve instantly got them intrigued.


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#2. Show There’ll Be Winners and Losers

#2. Show There’ll Be Winners and Losers

Now it’s time to demonstrate how the change you’ve mentioned from Step #1 will create winners and losers.

To do this, you have to show that:

  • Adapting to the change will result in the prospect being a winner - e.g. long-term growth and success
  • Failing to do so will result in the prospect being a loser - e.g. stagnating growth or going out of business

Make it clear that winners adopt the services your business provides.


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#3. Tease the Promised Land

#3. Tease the Promised Land

Keep resisting the urge to start talking about the details of your service.

Instead, present a high-level vision of the successful end state that your service will help the prospect achieve - e.g. ‘The Promised Land’.

The Promised Land should be highly desirable and also incredibly difficult for the prospect to achieve without outside help - your help.


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#4. Introduce Features as “Magic Gifts” for Overcoming Obstacles

#4. Introduce Features as “Magic Gifts” for Overcoming Obstacles

Now, it’s finally time to introduce your product or service.

When you introduce your product or service, position its capabilities as a set of “magic gifts” that will help your prospect reach The Promised Land.

Make it clear that it will be very difficult - maybe even impossible - to reach The Promised Land without these “magic gifts” (your product or service).


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#5. Present Evidence that You Can Make the Story Come True

#5. Present Evidence that You Can Make the Story Come True

Now it’s time to hit them with your best customer success story / case study / client testimonial.

The customer success story should highlight the many obstacles you helped them to overcome, and the stormy waters you helped them to navigate to successfully reach The Promised Land.

Keep it short and punchy.


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Bonus Tip!

Bonus Tip!

Of course, successful sales rarely happen solely as the result of a great deck.

To stand an even greater chance of success, try and get the entire company aligned to, engaged with, and supportive of your new sales narrative.

Congratulations - you have just achieved sales nirvana.


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