When I first left day-to-day banking to start this business, my first client was voted every year as the country’s top franchise.
Although I did their management development curriculum and educated their people about how to run that business, one of the things that I’m sure is true is that I learned more from them than they learned from me. I learned the concept of franchise thinking.
How do you do AB split testing to find out the best way to do things?
What’s the best way to hire a lender?
What is the best way to identify your next best customers?
If you don’t care about premium pricing, you can stop listening right now. This is for bank executives who want to figure out how to command premium pricing despite the too-common assumption that banking is a commodity. Therefore, they cannot command premium pricing—or, at best, maybe 25 basis points more on the loan side.
If your top 100 customers do account for 50 to 140 percent of your profits, like they do for most every bank with under $2 billion in assets, you have to ask yourself: Do you really know how to identify your next top 100 potential customers?
Terry Slattery, the Legend of IBM, the person who brought in more business for IBM than anyone has before or since, has been a dear friend and partner of mine for almost two decades now, helping our banks figure out how to grow their revenue streams.
Terry recently said he has never seen a harder sales environment in his career across every industry.
Finally, my new book is out—The Breakthrough Banking Blueprint.
It occurred to me years ago when I had the great honor of working with the top franchise company in this country, which was awarded top franchise year in and year while I worked with them, doing their leadership development training, that in banking, we didn’t know anything about franchise thinking or development. What if we could bring that kind of thinking to create a predictable success machine within the community banking industry?
If you’re feeling trapped in rate competition, you’re in “Commodity Hell”… and it’s not a fun place.
When your customers and prospects view you as no different than the bank down the street, you create a situation where retaining customers and attracting new ones is beyond difficult.
The first reaction is to blame the customers. You’ve heard it at banking conventions before. Someone will complain, “Customers don’t care about relationships anymore. It’s all about rates and fees.”
That’s backward thinking.
Yes, it is all about rates and fees if you don’t give the customer any other good reason to use in making their decision.
I believe in the unlimited upside potential in your team, and I believe that with the proper tools, they are capable of so much more! In this video, I’m going to show you how to slash the limiting beliefs that keep them stuck in the Rate-Matching rut.
If you follow what I cover in this video, your team should start getting bigger and better quality customers and substantial premium pricing within weeks. Watch the video now.
If you’re the kind of leader who:
· Has spent hundreds of thousands on “branding” and still have a hard time getting premium pricing
· Has made multiple attempts at sales training, and you still haven’t moved your NIM at least 100 points
· Is already getting nice premium pricing but want even more…
You are going to love this video. Watch it now!
I’ve had the opportunity to review hundreds (maybe thousands at this point) of strategic plans from community banks.
Sadly, most don’t have even ONE strategy in them.
They have goals, visions, and purpose.
But no strategy.
Strategy is the “how we’re going to get it done” that you need once you leave the retreat.
Without it, you’ve got another binder for the office shelf, but nothing more.
In today’s video, you’ll discover the key to differentiating your bank. A concept author Seth Godin calls “The Purple Cow.”
Interest rates are on the rise…
There is a growing need to get and keep quality deposits in order to weather the next storm.
Your traditional sales tactics won’t work. There isn’t a fancy sales shtick that’s going to consistently pull in the million-dollar accounts that you need. As you’ve probably figured out by now…
Sales is a system—not an art.
I’ve put together a short video with 5 must-do-now strategies. These strategies will help you begin reeling in and keeping those A+ quality credits.
Today’s video is a great tool to get started.