• Tom Long
    Tom Long Feb 7, 2018

    How cost shifting helps banks make the most of branches

    Cost shifting banks don’t just absorb change—they remain profitable and relevant through technological upheaval and branch attrition.

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  • Who Owns Cross Selling (and Who Should Own It)?

    Christian Klacko May 1, 2013

    Successful cross selling requires a cross-functional team approach that is led by marketing but includes customer service, sales, executive leadership, and information technology.

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  • Talking Up Sales in the Contact Center

    • Darryl Demos
    • Alan Mattei
    Apr 5, 2013

    The contact center has become the first line of defense in ensuring that a sale lost to the branch does not become a sale lost to the bank altogether.

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  • Revitalizing the Relationship Manager

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    Charles B. Wendel Mar 8, 2013

    To strengthen bonds with commercial customers, banks need to reorient the role of relationship managers to more sales activity and credit authority and less administrative and compliance work.

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  • Mobile as Sales Supplement, not Sales Substitute

    Lauri Giesen
    Lauri Giesen Dec 21, 2012

    Mobile banking can be an effective sales tool for banks but only if used in conjunction with other sales channels, say BAI Retail Delivery 2012 speakers.

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  • Profit-based Metrics for Branch Sales Productivity

    Darryl Demos May 25, 2012

    Now that the branch sales force can no longer be financially justified on the strength of walk-in traffic, it’s time to embrace profit-based metrics to drive sales productivity.

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  • Managing the Conversation with Unhappy Customers

    Edward G. Brown Nov 18, 2011

    With the popularity of their industry at low levels, banks need to train and fortify their employees for speaking to unhappy customers.

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  • Avoiding a Sales Productivity Crisis

    Darryl Demos Oct 6, 2011

    Will branch staff cuts exacerbate the revenue crisis in retail banking? Much hinges on boosting sales productivity from the remaining employees.

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