Seller-Doer Training from jdbIQity

Research from the Society for Marketing Professional Services, PSMJ Resources, and other A/E/C-focused organizations has proven time and again that the seller-doer model of business development is prevalent in the architecture, engineering, construction and environmental industries. Seller-doers (or doer-sellers, closer-doers) are technical professionals who balance billable work with business development responsibilities. Typical titles include:

  • Vice President
  • Principal
  • Partner
  • Project Manager
  • Project Executive
  • President/CEO
  • Lead Architect
  • Lead Engineer
  • Lead Designer
  • Lead Scientist
  • Branch Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Project Superintendent
  • Estimator

However, SMPS research also indicates that only a third of A/E/C firms provide business development training to their seller-doers! How can they be expected to succeed without any training or guidance? “Go do it” is not a strategy.

jdbIQity is pleased to offer an exciting new training program to “fill the gap,” providing technical professionals with the business development skills they need to succeed in their roles.

Our Seller-Doer Training Program comprises 24 modules, each ranging from 30 minutes to an hour. The full program is 1 1/2 days; however, the content is customizable – chose the modules that are most relevant for your needs, or spread the training over multiple sessions (half-day minimum)! Our team is happy to work with you.

jdbIQity’s Building Better Seller-Doers training program includes the following modules:

  • Developing Your Company Story
  • Understanding Business Development
  • Researching & Gaining a Competitive Advantage
  • Prospecting, Networking, & Finding Leads
  • Social Selling
  • Content Marketing
  • How A/E/C Buyers Buy
  • Creating Client-Specific Value Messages
  • Building Rapport & Becoming a Better Conversationalist
  • Targeting & Capture Planning
  • Consultative Selling
  • Pursuing the Opportunity
  • Making Winning Presentations
  • Building Lasting Relationships
  • Getting Referrals
  • Time Management
  • Mastering Soft Skills
  • Personal Branding
  • Creating Client Experience
  • Seller-Doer Gap Analysis
  • The Metrics of Business Development
  • Integrating Sales & Marketing
  • Challenges
  • Training the Trainer

Ready to reach for more and schedule a training or learn more about our program? Contact Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM at 717-434-1543 or [email protected]. Scott has trained thousands of professionals through presentations, conferences, in-house programs, and more. He’s one of the country’s thought leaders on the seller-doer model, leading related research from the Society for Marketing Professional Services / SMPS Foundation, authoring Sell. Do. Win Business. How A/E/C Firms are Using Staff to Win More Work, and co-leading / co-authoring the book A/E/C Business Development – The Decade Ahead. Scott blogs regularly about seller-doer tools and techniques for Marketropolis – the only sales and marketing blog on the Engineering News-Record website – as well as for jdbIQity.