ISMM Diploma Qualification

Complete the Diploma in Sales & Marketing

ISMM Level 3 Diploma

If you are looking for an all-encompassing, internationally recognised sales qualification then the ISMM Level 3 Diploma is for you.

The Diploma goes in-depth into subjects ranging from how to deliver inspiring sales presentations and how to overcome sales objections in the right way through to how to manage and keep your pipeline full and how to effectively prospect.

The Diploma has it all.

Please browse below for full contents and further details.

The Diploma consists of the following 9 Awards:

Breakdown of each course:

Overview

At some point within your sales process you will need to present and discuss your solutions with your prospect.

You’ll need to do it in a way that involves the prospect and so they can really see how your product/service will benefit them.

Some sales people talk too much about irrelevant factors when presenting. This module will enable you to focus in on what matters most to the prospect and how to structure your presentation so it has the maximum impact.

Overall, this qualification aims to provide the necessary skills for preparing, developing and delivering sales presentations (or pitches) including considering the customer’s needs and preparing a presentation to meet those needs.

Contents

There are many rules that you need to adhere to when selling – do you know what they are? If you don’t there could be consequences for your company and yourself if you don’t!

You also have to sell in a way that is ethical or your reputation will be put at stake.

This unit aims to support learners in understanding the legal and ethical requirements in sales and understand the consequences of non-compliance for individuals, organisations and customers.

Module 1: Understand the laws affecting selling

  • Identify the laws affecting selling in an organisation
  • Describe how the laws affect selling in an organisation
  • Describe the consequences for self, organisation and customer if legal requirements are not complied with

Module 2: Understand the ethics of selling

  • Describe the qualities of an ethical sales person
  • Describe the benefits of selling ethically
  • Describe the importance of industry codes of conduct
  • Describe the consequences for self, organisation and customer if a sales person behaves unethically

Overview

At some point within your sales process you will need to present and discuss your solutions with your prospect.

You’ll need to do it in a way that involves the prospect and so they can really see how your product/service will benefit them.

Some sales people talk too much about irrelevant factors when presenting. This module will enable you to focus in on what matters most to the prospect and how to structure your presentation so it has the maximum impact.

Overall, this qualification aims to provide the necessary skills for preparing, developing and delivering sales presentations (or pitches) including considering the customer’s needs and preparing a presentation to meet those needs.

Contents

Module 1: Being able to prepare a sales presentation

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the needs of the customer
  • Set objectives for the sales presentation ensuring they reflect the customer’s needs and interests
  • Assess the likely physical situation for the presentation and identify the most appropriate method of presentation
  • Identify and evaluate resources for delivery of the presentation
  • Prepare a presentation that includes unique selling propositions

Module 2: Being able to deliver a sales presentation

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Deliver an effective presentation
  • Provide the customer with opportunities to ask questions and raise objections
  • Listen and respond to questions from the customer
  • Gain commitment to proceed to the next stage of the sale

Module 3: Being able to evaluate a sales presentation

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the presentation to identify lessons learnt which can be applied to future presentations

Overview

You will most likely be faced with resistance, excuses and objections on a daily occurrence! They come in all shapes, sizes and in different guises – some are more obvious than others.

The way that you approach and handle objections and the way that you can negotiate and close down a deal will ultimately lead to your success as a sales person so it’s an area that needs a lot of work on.

This qualification aims to provide you with the skills to handle and overcome sales objections and to negotiate in order to be able to close the sale effectively in a way that is mutually beneficial to both the customer and your own organisation.

Module 1: Being able to prepare to handle objections, negotiate and close the sale

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Plan to deal with a range of sales objections prior to dealing with the customer
  • Confirm authorisation to negotiate and prepare a negotiation plan
  • Identify methods of closing the sale

Module 2: Being able to handle objections

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Identify any issues that are preventing the customer agreeing the sale
  • Explore issues with the customer to identify and prioritise concerns
  • Provide evidence to the customer of the strengths of the company’s products or services
  • Confirm that the customer is in agreement with how the objection(s) can be overcome
  • Respond to verbal and non- verbal buying signals

Module 3: Being able to negotiate with the customer

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Carry out negotiation according to plan
  • Inform the customer when no further adjustment is available

Module 4: Be able to close the sale

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Apply a trial close
  • Respond to any further objections and concerns
  • Use questions to identify potential opportunities for add-ons, up-selling or cross-selling
  • Close the sale and summarise agreements

Next steps:

If you have got any questions please:

Call: +44 (0) 800 849 6732

Email: info@mtdelearning.com

Overview

Getting to the decision maker and influencing the main decision maker is the name of the game in sales.

You will need to work out how to find and approach the decision makers you need and then know how to influence them.

Whether they make the decisions themselves or as part of a team (the decision-making unit) you will need techniques and strategies to accomplish your goals.

Knowledge of buyer behaviour will enable you to identify appropriate methods of contact and present appropriate solutions depending on who is involved in the sales decision.

This qualification aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary so you can respond to different members of the decision-making unit, whether in consumer markets or organisational markets.

Module 1: Understand buyer decision making processes and their impact on the sales cycle

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Explain how the consumer buying decision-making process affects the sales cycle
  • Explain how the organisational buying decision-making process affects the sales cycle
  • Explain how each role of the decision-making unit impacts on the sales cycle

Module 2: Understand how to respond to the buyer at each stage of the decision making process

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe how to differentiate between and respond to each member of the decision-making unit in a sales situation
  • Describe how to present solution(s) to meet the needs and wants of each member of the decision-making unit

Overview

In order to influence your prospects into selecting your company as their chosen supplier you will need to understand their behaviour.

You will need to understand their attitudes and motivations towards buying and the process they go through to make a decision.

This qualification aims to build on the understanding of customer groups and how to obtain a deep understanding of them to help you win the business.

Module 1: Understand how to identify customer groups

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe methods of identifying customer groups
  • Compare the characteristics of customers in identified customer groups

Module 2: Understand the motivations, attitudes and behaviours of customers in identified customer groups

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe the motivations, attitudes and behaviours of customers in identified customer groups
  • Describe clusters of customers who have distinct similarities in their motivations, attitudes and behaviours

Module 3: Understand how to profile existing customer groups

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of established customers
  • Describe the similarities between identified established customers
  • Explain how to develop profiles for customer groups

Overview

Sales and Marketing departments need to work more closely together to achieve the objective of greater revenues.

This qualification aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding about the factors that can cause conflict between sales and marketing departments.

It also provides an understanding of the ways in which collaboration can benefit both departments and the organisation. A win win!

Module 1: Understand various organisational structures and their impact on the roles of those in sales and marketing

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Explain a range of business orientations
  • Differentiate between various organisational structures
  • Explain the impact of organisational structure and business orientation on the relationship between sales and marketing roles

Module 2: Understand the roles of sales and marketing personnel

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Explain the roles of sales personnel
  • Explain the roles of marketing personnel

Module 3: Understand the importance of collaboration between sales and marketing departments

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Explain the factors that can cause conflict between sales and marketing departments
  • Explain the consequences to the organisation of sales and marketing departments not working collaboratively
  • Explain the ways in which sales and marketing departments can support each other
  • Explain the benefits of sales and marketing departments working collaboratively

Next steps:

If you have got any questions please:

Call: +44 (0) 800 849 6732

Email: info@mtdelearning.com

Overview

As a sales professional you need to consistently be improving your skills and sharpening your technique.

The modern day buyer is becoming more skills at making purchasing decisions so you need to keep on top of the latest sales trends, sales training and industry news in order to stay ahead.

This qualification will enable you to develop knowledge and skills for managing your own professional development to enhance your career progression

Module 1: Know how to identify strengths and needs for own role

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe skills, qualities and experience which are needed in own role
  • Using appropriate tools and techniques identify own strengths for own role
  • Using appropriate tools and techniques identify own needs for own role

Module 2: Understand opportunities for professional development

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe own professional needs
  • Explain opportunities available for professional development

Module 3: Be able to produce a professional development plan

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Complete a professional development plan

Overview

You need to keep your pipeline full to be successful in sales.

You’ll win some and you’ll lose some and you need to keep a never ending stream of new prospects coming into your sales funnel.

This qualification aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to source sales leads and to achieve an initial appointment with the decision-maker.

Module 1: Be able to plan to prospect for new business

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Prepare an action plan for finding information needed
  • Source information to identify potential sales leads
  • Prepare a time plan with the number of contacts required to meet targets
  • Prepare a dialogue framework including the questions to ask to find the information needed

Module 2: Be able to analyse information to create a list of prospects and suspects

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Analyse information against your criteria for qualifying sales leads as prospects and suspects
  • Record information about prospects and suspects

Module 3: Be able to make appointments with prospects

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Identify a person or people to meet within an organisation
  • Make contact with prospects to arrange to meet
  • Prepare for the appointments

Overview

From the moment your prospects enter your sales funnel to the moment that they say “yes” you will need to manage them effectively through the whole process.

This qualification will enable you to pro-actively manage the sales cycle to convert potential customers into actual customers and to close sales.

You will be able to accurately forecast sales, manage time, analyse potential conversions from leads to closed sales and focus time and energy on your most likely conversions.

Module 1: Understand the importance of pipeline management

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe pipeline management reporting for the individual sales person, the sales person’s line manager and the organisation
  • Describe issues which complicate pipeline management
  • Describe own sales process, including contact types and milestones

Module 2: Be able to analyse conversion ratios to prioritise time spent on prospects

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Identify conversion ratios for Prospect to Customer, Lead to Customer and Proposal to Customer
  • Analyse current conversion ratios for Prospect to Customer, Lead to Customer and Proposal to Customer
  • Evaluate prospects at regular intervals against criteria in each step of sales process
  • Evaluate likelihood of converting prospects into customers and prioritise time and effort to be spent on each prospect

Module 3: Be able to use sales tools to move prospects through the sales pipeline

With the help of this module you will be able to:

  • Identify sales tools needed to move prospects through the pipeline
  • Use sales tools to move prospects through the pipeline

 

FAQ’s & Booking Information

How is this course delivered?

The course is delivered online. You will need an internet connection to access the material and you can then work through the course as and when you like.

Your virtual trainer will take you through each of the sessions backed up with eye catching visuals so the learning really sinks in. There are exercises to complete as you work through each of the sessions to help you to understand the concepts and you can download and print the materials off if you’d like to make notes.

How will I be assessed?

If you are currently in a sales position then you will be required to provide work based evidence to demonstrate your understanding. If you are not currently in a sales role, you will be required to complete a case study assignment.

How long will I have to complete the course?

Upon receiving access to the materials and your login to complete the course you will have up to 12 months to complete the course.

How long is the course?

The course will take you approximately 30-50 hours to complete to include the online learning sessions, exercises and work based evidence/assignment.

How much will it cost?

£1,495 + vat

What qualification will I receive?

Upon successfully passing the qualification you will receive:

Next steps:

If you have got any questions please:

Call: +44 (0) 800 849 6732

Email: info@mtdelearning.com