How to become an elite Account Manager and grow accounts
What you'll learn
- How to support clients as an Account Manager
- Key fundamentals to gaining client trust
- Weekly tasks to prioritise
- How to achieve quota
- No AM experience required although this course is more beneficial if you are currently in the AM, CS or Sales org.
You will learn my blueprint for success in account management. There are specific fundamentals that need to be followed to become elite and I have shown them here for you to learn.
The course centres on 4 fundamentals:
Clients need to trust an account manager as much as a consultant, and as much as an internal employee. A business’s customers are its biggest assets. Without them, no business would thrive and no business would succeed in its endeavours; in fact, there would be no purpose for business at all. Simply acquiring customers, though, is not enough. You cannot pick them up and drop them whenever it pleases you, no matter how irritating they may become. You need to retain them, and you need to utilise your relationship with them so both parties are satisfied. By building trust between you and your customers, you are establishing better work ethics in your employees, improving your business’s reputation and, most importantly, you are providing something of worth to your customers. Here’s why you need to build trust, and the best business processes to do so.
Supporting your clients is important to help gain trust and this can ultimately help you achieve your own goals as an Account manager. It needs no mention that people love the good customer support. Still, many organizations settle for a “good” service rather than treading that extra mile for keeping customers happy.
The key difference between “great” and “good” customer service is that in the latter case, you’re doing only the minimum to keep your customer satisfied. But in the first case, you’re not only keeping them satisfied but going much beyond to retain their loyalty.
Great customer support not only puts a smile on your customer’s lips, but also helps to understand them, define your organization, and most importantly, impact your bottom line.
The White House Office of Consumer Affairs found that loyal customers are usually worth 10 times their first buy. Also, it’s 6-7 times more costly than acquiring a fresh customer to keep the current one.
Never settle for good customer service. Try to exceed their expectations. And if you want to steal a mile over your competitors, out-support them.
Key areas of focus need to be utilised to create an engine if your blueprint I to be effective. When dining in a restaurant, we love a waiter who offers a refill before our glass is empty. The same goes for taking care of key accounts. Rather than waiting for your clients to bring up issues or ask about certain product and service options, be proactive. Regularly check in with your key accounts to ensure they are satisfied. They probably don’t often research changes to your company, so keep them updated on your new, improved offerings. By actively communicating with your key accounts, you gain trust and insight into their health.
All the key topics culminate in aiding you to achieve your quota. In a romantic comedy, the story ends when the couple says “I do,” but for those of us who have been in committed relationships, we know that’s actually when the work begins. The same goes for business relationships. While sales teams get the glory for landing big accounts, the unsung heroes of the story are the key account managers. It’s up to them to maintain a healthy, mutually-beneficial relationship for years to come.
There are 7 sections/lectures that sit within these fundamentals to teach you key skills like how to gain trust from your clients.
The blueprint stems from my sustained success in my career which I also touch on at the beginning of the course. Many individuals have their way of working but what I have in my lecture is something that works for me and drives success for my clients which is the ultimate goal for any account manager.
Education means studying to obtain a deeper knowledge and understanding of a variety of subjects to be applied to daily life. Education is not limited to just knowledge from books, but can also be obtained through practical experiences outside of the classroom.
Who this course is for:
- Entry, beginners or professionals
Hi all, I am a professional with some interesting experience. I am here to share any insight that I can. I also use this site for additional learning too! My experience is primarily CS/Account Management but I have a few other key skills that I will share in due course. Having a blueprint to be successful is something I believe is truly important to succeed at anything. My courses will always be easy to consume and understand but feel free to reach out to me if you have any further questions that I can help you out with.