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Are You the Reason Your Technicians Are Not Enthusiastically Promoting your Services?

It is no secret that field service technicians represent an excellent opportunity to increase revenues without adding to overheads.  They understand the technology, know their products and services and are familiar with the customers’ equipment and their goals.  And, of course, they have the ear of the customer.

Chances are you already have one or two techs who are great at developing new business and you recognize that, by getting all of your techs to act like them, you will experience tremendous growth.

If, despite your best efforts, your technicians are still not generating as much business as you think they are capable of, then perhaps you are the reason your technicians are not enthusiastically promoting your services.  Perhaps it is your perception that is standing in the way.

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Developing a Proactive Business Development Culture for the Time Strapped Service Manager

You believe that you can offer a better service by getting your field service team to make recommendations aimed at helping your customers to be better off. You have taken steps to support your expectations of a more proactive approach by your techs, including providing training and putting in place a process to capture leads and communicate progress on all opportunities.

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Step 5 of a Proactive Service® Culture – Follow Up on Opportunities

Of course, the customer was angry and the technician was put in an uncomfortable position because of inaction on the part of the salesperson, but the problem would have been avoided altogether if the technician just took a moment to inquire with the customer whether they had given any more thought to the matter.

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Step 4 of a Proactive Service® Culture – A Clear Opportunity Process

The technician had found a problem with a key piece of equipment and recommended to the customer that it be replaced as soon as possible. The customer asked the technician to have someone get in touch with him with pricing and installation information for the replacement. The technician reported the opportunity on the work order along with the request for a follow-up call by the salesperson responsible for the account. Unknown to the service tech, the information did not get to the salesperson and no one followed up.

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1st Step in Creating Proactive Service® – Focus on Service, Not Selling

Technicians who seem naturally gifted at selling their company’s products or services do not see their efforts as selling at all – they recognize their recommendations as the valuable service that they are. To them it is a service activity.

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