• Jerry Bradley
    Jerry Bradley Oct 18, 2019

    Success through selling the sales environment

    Banks that spend too much time worrying about sales culture should instead focus on guidance, support and communication.

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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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  • Combining Sales and Service on the Frontlines

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    Kenneth Cline Sep 20, 2011

    Umpqua executive Colin Eccles explains how his bank’s ‘universal associates’ handle both sales and service in the branches.

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