Tools & Templates
Client Meeting Planner Template
This three-page template is an essential client relationship building tool. It will help to ensure you have meetings with clients and prospective clients that are engaging and build trust – making them want to buy from you.
Meeting Follow Up Email Template
Want to make sure you continue to build trust and engagement after the meeting, and ensure you get a second one? This template shows you the most effective way to follow up with someone by email after a meeting.
Meeting Assessment Tool
Use this meeting assessment tool to understand exactly what type of relationship you have or are building with a client or prospective client, and to receive advice on what to do in your next meeting to move your relationship towards a trusted, partner relationship.
Octagon Behavioural Profiling Tool
Your behaviour dictates the extent to which people will want to engage with you: colleagues, clients, customers, suppliers. The Octagon is a simple but accurate self-assessment tool that measures your behavioural preferences. It provides a reference point that helps you to think about your own behaviour, how your preferences may impact how others respond towards you, with advice on how you might need to adapt to build rapport.
Videos of Meeting Scenarios
In these role play meetings, Keith plays the ‘seller’ and Kathryn plays the client – a senior leader in a government organisation in charge of a public transport project. Each scenario addresses a different challenge that we often see our clients face in various meeting situations.
In each video, we first role play a ‘bad’ meeting, followed by a ‘good’ meeting. In between each one, Keith offers some insights as to what works and doesn’t work in building trust in meetings.
Some of the meetings we role play include:
- Making a cold phone call to a new prospect.
- Meeting with a senior decision maker when you’re a detail driven person.
- How to follow up a losing bid.
- A meeting where you disagree with the approach the client is taking.
- Pitching your product or service in a meeting.
- How to close a meeting.
- And more!
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