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Cross-selling should be a result, not a strategy, Sue-Ella Prodonovich argues. Otherwise, you run the risk of “crass-selling”.

On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by returning guest Sue-Ella Prodonovich, who is the principal of Prodonovich Advisory, to discuss some of the potential pitfalls of cross-selling by law firms, particularly in the age of coronavirus, distinguishing cross-selling from “niching down”, and how cross-selling can impact upon the health and success of a legal business.

The pair also discuss the need to seek appropriate feedback from clients about the breadth of service delivery, having as many conversations with trusted advisers about firm offerings, and whether there are any succession strategies and/or creative opportunities that firms can instead be exploring.

Read the Lawyers Weekly Article

Further Reading

Five Reasons to Stop Cross Selling

14 Ways You Can Win More Work (without cross selling)

6 Sales Culture Killers in Professional Services Firms

Williams T (2010) Positioning for Professionals: How Professional Knowledge Firms Can Position Their Way To Success, Wiley