Win “Beauty Contests” and other formal competitions
Control the beauty contest, or it will control you
Duration
20:00
Instruction Type
Interactive Simulation
Included in These Course Bundles

Competitive, formal hiring processes, or “beauty contests,” are expensive, time-consuming, draining, and often a waste of time. Unfortunately, they're also growing in popularity among companies eager to reduce legal costs, especially for mature categories of legal service.

Either you're controlling the beauty contest, or it's controlling you.

These “hiring tournaments” are a specialized form of Stakeholder Alignment, usually involving a larger number of stakeholders, that require much greater finesse and skill.

Once again, in a learn-by-doing simulation supported by context-sensitive coaching, you'll master how to:

- recognize your next move

- get the intelligence you need to take the right steps

- neutralize your competitors

- control the processes designed to control you 

- win the business, or recognize that you can't

This course will teach you how to contain your cost of sales and win – or, at the very least, expose a purported "opportunity" as a loser so you can opt out gracefully -- and early.

This is an interactive simulation. You’ll learn by doing as you manage an avatar through a series of “say/do” decisions to progress, choosing from among five responses. For each response, you’ll receive immediate video coaching explaining why that choice was or wasn’t optimal.

2 Bonuses:

Practice Mode: After you complete the simulation more than once, you’re probably thinking, “I’ve got that process down.” You may, but just before you go to apply that skill in the real world, it’s a good idea to refresh what you learned. We know you won’t have time to repeat the full simulation, so Practice Mode lets you go through a 5-minute review/refresher of the decisions from the networking simulation without the video instruction or coaching.

Ready Mode: There’s a difference between learning something and having it available on demand in the real world, where there’s no time to think about your response. The only way that happens is with practice and repetition.

If you repeat the simulation and use the Practice Mode frequently, it’s time for Ready Mode, where you prove to yourself that you’ve internalized the skills you learned in the simulation, and that you can count on them in the real world.

Completing Ready Mode within a time limit that doesn’t permit thinking about the answer, and where each incorrect response means starting over (like a game), proves that you’ve internalized the skill and can perform it in the real world without thinking. It means you own that skill.

Learning Category- Sales: Converting Opportunities into Clients (Getting Chosen)

In 30% of selling situations, “No Decision” is the winner. That’s because it's rare for either buyers or sellers to have a reliable decision-making process. The resulting frustration leads to “decision fatigue” that causes buyers to abandon the effort.  By providing and facilitating a reliable decision process, you deliver great value long before you’re hired -- and raise the odds of getting hired.

Lawyers have managed to get found for a long time (though haphazardly), but few have a reliable process to help those who find them make smart, well-informed, self-interested decisions, quickly and confidently. The “Getting Chosen” courses teach you how to focus on facilitating a decision reliably in a way that clients prefer, thereby earning trust and preserving access.