You are most likely aware of the operational discipline known as Lean Management. It’s fascinating stuff, especially if you work within the Enrollment Management space. After this quick history lesson, you’ll see why.
I’ve spent many many hours trying to figure out how to manage the performance of our B to B sales team. Eventually, after I put my pride and pig-headed nature aside, I landed on some insights and a big sales KPI breakthrough that have helped significantly in terms of revenue at our company.
We have a management philosophy that my business colleague, Gregg, came up with called “Reach within Grasp.” It means we ask ourselves: “If we take on a project, can we finish it?” This may seem like an obvious question, but I’m frequently surprised by how many projects get started, by myself or by clients, that can’t reasonably be finished.
It’s shocking how little effort it actually takes to be more successful than your competition. In this episode, Gregg, Shane, and Tom of Enrollment Resources are joined by special guest Brian Willett to show you how your school can catapult over your rivals through strategic and compounding one percent improvements!
- The unfortunate reason why second best is actually the first loser
- How to start making 1% improvements by rethinking the habits you take for granted
- The specific, easy and immediate ways your school can make 1% improvements to increase your conversion rates TODAY
I have a story about ‘1%’ and how it can be the difference between mediocrity and excellence for a school.
The typical approach for EDU digital marketing is centered around building an empirical argument to pursue training. Most marketers (us included) build arguments that rely on factual claims like placement rate, completion rate and graduate salaries to provide proof of the school’s value, followed by a call to action to fill out a form in return for more information about the school. This model is focused on sharpening that argument with hard data.
It’s not a bad approach and most schools do have stats to be proud of, but it does ride a compliance edge. If the data isn’t spectacular (i.e., completion rate or placement rate isn’t solid) or, more likely, claims rely on data that isn’t current, compliance problems arise. It’s easy for a school to overstate performance metrics mistakenly, and easier still for a landing page or website copy that was written months or years ago to get overlooked when new stats emerge.
The role of an Admissions Director is not to grow sales, but to grow their people! Click play now to learn the 10 essential things every DOA needs to successfully build a dynamic Admissions team while also driving revenue and team development. Read more
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