Marketing training for some sales representatives who will market services in Peri Urban Areas (Lusaka, Zambia)

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Marketing training for some sales representatives who will market services in Peri Urban Areas (Lusaka, Zambia)

Hi everyone. First off thanks for your contributions. I find them extremely helpful. I will be conducting a marketing training for some sales representatives who will market services in Peri Urban Areas . I would like some input on the relevant material that can be included in the training. Thanks
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Hi Sibongile,
I would recommend that you look at documents (Top Reads) compiled within the working group on Capacity Development which you can read about here: www.susana.org/en/working-groups/capacity-development and perhaps also directly contact Forum members within that working group who have conducted trainings for further help.

In addition, I see very little info on your profile so I recommend that you give a brief introduction so that Forum members can know more about you and your work/organization. That way, people will understand how to help you better.

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Daniel

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Thanks Daniel. This is indeed helpful. I have also updated my profile too. Thanks again,

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Sibo
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Re: Marketing Training on FSM Facilties

Dear Sibo

I would be really interested in what your current thinking and ideas are around "marketing training for some sales representatives who will market services in Peri Urban Areas". I presume that the areas are Kanyama and Chazanga.

If you were able to share some of your thoughts, then the forum members would better be able to engage and add and build upon your current thinking.

Look forward to reading more.
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Re: Marketing training for some sales representatives who will market services in Peri Urban Areas (Lusaka, Zambia)

Hi Trevor,

Thanks for your thoughts and indeed I was refering to Chazanga and Kanyama. We currently have two marketing officers, one in each PUA. Previously no marketing was done about the FSM services offered. it was merely an informative exercise to create awareness. Now we would like to ensure that the marketing officers engage with the communities with the intention of making a sale. Therefore I would like to conduct an inhouse training on selling and marketing skills. The FSM service comprises pit empting on one hand and sell of faecal sludge as manure once the treatment process is exhausted. The pit empting is in bands, the fisrt one is 12 60ltr barrels and $25,the second is 24 60ltr barrels at $38 and the last band is 32 60ltr barrels at $45. Alot of work has gone into this project from behavioural change campaigns to willingness to pay assessments and we can confidently say that there has been a lot of progress. Part of what the marketing officers have to do is ensure that they bring in a specified number of customers to enable the business to make significant profit.However, giving tem targets without arming them with the necessary skills may not yield the desired fruit. FSM is a unique service and we would like to ensure that it is marketed in such a way that it drives sales.

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Re: Marketing training for some sales representatives who will market services in Peri Urban Areas (Lusaka, Zambia)

Dear Sibo,

thank you for your reply.
Are you aware of the "Smart Start-up" programme that CEWAS and WASAZA have been conducting in Lusaka over the last 6 months or so? As within this programme, to the best of my knowledge, there is a marketing module that would be useful input for training your marketing officers. Have you already explored this angle with WASAZA?

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