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Resources to help accelerate your cloud customer acquisition

To access over 30 free partner resources to help you accelerate your volume of Dynamics 365 customer ads and migrations, see:

Accelerate and scale your SMB-focused Dynamics 365 practice: Partner series (microsoft.com)

Free guide to help you double your volume of new Dynamics customers – download it here

Volume Acceleration Guide for Business Application Partners in the SMB Market

Missed the Directions San Diego live sessions? See these recorded sessions:

Overview of the eight capabilities needed to accelerate volume and scale (microsoft.com) Moving GP/NAV on-premises customers to the cloud proactively (microsoft.com)

Strategies to help you optimize and grow:

Optimize and Grow Guide

To get more leads on AppSource see the free marketing best practices guide:

Microsoft AppSource & Azure Marketplace

Neural Impact’s Directions 2023 Sessions Slide Decks

Presented By:

Mark Stuyt

Chief Engagement Officer

Sunday, April 14

2:30 – 3:15pm

SEAGLASS

Are you grappling with a large base of on-premise NAV, GP, or SL customers who are deeply attached to their current systems and haven’t yet transitioned to the cloud? If you’re encountering resistance to migration or facing internal resource constraints that hinder proactive discussions with your customers, this session is designed for you. You will learn how to refine your cloud value proposition and messaging to create a compelling urgency for transition. Further, you will gain insights on effective migration deployment strategies that will empower you to scale your migration projects efficiently. This session marks a pivotal shift to a proactive migration sales and delivery strategy, enabling you to secure your customer base and drive more recurring cloud revenue. Seize this opportunity to lead your customers into a new era of innovation and growth.

Presented By:

Sharka Chobot

Chief Transformation Officer

Presented By:

Joe DeHaai

Chief Sales Strategist

Sunday, April 14

2:30 – 3:15pm

CORAL 4

Copilot has landed and is here to stay. Developing the skill set to harness the power of Copilot isn’t just a strategic choice; it’s the key to establishing a competitive edge and unlocking new avenues for revenue generation. This business session delves into a strategic approach to position, market, financially capitalize on and deliver copilot solutions. We explore key tactics, practical insights, and real-world examples of how your businesses can get started on your copilot go-to-market strategy, and leverage AI to augment your existing offerings, leading to increased differentiation, profitability and customer retention.welcome.

Presented By:

Sharka Chobot

Chief Transformation Officer

Sunday, April 14

6:00 – 6:45pm

SANDPIPER A/B

When you publish your app or services offer on AppSource that’s not the end, but just the beginning. Microsoft’s Marketplaces reach over 1 billion qualified Microsoft customers, 15,000 sellers and 90,000 Microsoft partners. In this session you will learn how to leverage AppSource to help you achieve your sales and marketing goals. Learn how to get more leads, drive more conversion and get a return on your investment. IT buyers are self educating and looking for solutions online. Reach this qualified audience. Microsoft is investing heavily in their digital Marketplace strategy and sellers are looking for qualified solutions for their mid market and enterprise deals, don’t miss out. In this session we discuss where Marketplace fits into your customer acquisition strategy, how to get more out of AppSource and how to more closely integrate and align your listing with your marketing and sales strategy. ISV’s and resellers both welcome.ISV’s and resellers welcome.

Presented By:

Jordy Starling

Master Video Trainer and Producer

Sunday, April 14

6:00 – 6:45pm

SEAGLASS

B2B marketing experts who harness the power of video experience a jaw-dropping 49% faster growth in revenue compared to those who don’t.

But many B2B marketers still struggle with a low-risk, high-engagement video strategy that they can confidently implement in their business to automate sales and shorten time to value.
In this highly valuable session, you will learn about the power of video, recommended videos to create, production engagement tips, and how to engage your audience when you distribute your video content to further to stand out from your competition.

From strategy, production, and distribution, this session will help you develop a strong online presence and connect with your audience.

Discover:
• What types of videos gain traction with examples
• Tactics for producing engaging videos that stand out
• Secrets for distributing video content
• Create the right calls to action
• Get discovered with SEO and social media tips
• And more…

Presented By:

Dr. Christian Lehmann

Chief Growth Officer

Tuesday, April 16

10:30 – 11:15 am

SEAGLASS

Are you grappling with a large base of on-premise NAV, GP, or SL customers who are deeply attached to their current systems and haven’t yet transitioned to the cloud? If you’re encountering resistance to migration or facing internal resource constraints that hinder proactive discussions with your customers, this session is designed for you. You will learn how to refine your cloud value proposition and messaging to create a compelling urgency for transition. Further, you will gain insights on effective migration deployment strategies that will empower you to scale your migration projects efficiently. This session marks a pivotal shift to a proactive migration sales and delivery strategy, enabling you to secure your customer base and drive more recurring cloud revenue. Seize this opportunity to lead your customers into a new era of innovation and growth.

Presented By:

Sharka Chobot

Chief Transformation Officer

Tuesday, April 16

12:30 – 1:15pm

SEAGLASS

In an era where attention is a scarce commodity, mastering the art of captivating and maintaining customer focus is essential. This session aims to equip Dynamics ecosystem partners with neuroscience-infused marketing strategies that cut through the noise of our hyper-connected world. We’ll explore how understanding the human brain’s processing of information and decision-making can revolutionize our approach to digital marketing. From leveraging the principles of attention economics to crafting messages that resonate and stick, participants will learn how to accelerate deal closures and increase conversions without leaning on specific product references. Join us to discover a blend of psychological insights and digital marketing tactics that promise to transform your engagement strategies, making your marketing efforts more impactful and efficient in this attention-deficit age.

Presented By:

Joe DeHaai

Chief Sales Strategist

 

Tuesday, April 16

12:30 – 1:15pm

SHOREBREAK 1/2

You have a massive revenue opportunity within your customer base to upsell and expand, but this requires your consultants be able to craft compelling business cases and identify upselling opportunities tailored to unique industry requirements. Although your consultants and delivery team members are trusted and respected by customers, many are unable to effectively align solutions with customer priorities, let alone manage unrealistic customer expectations. In this session you will learn strategies for deeper customer engagement and value-driven solution delivery that will empower greater customer satisfaction and upselling success. Gain insights on techniques to enable your consultants to build credibility and emotional connections with customers and align with customer priorities during and post-implementation, thereby enhancing customer lifetime value and improving consultant career growth and retention rates.

Presented By:

Jordy Starling

Master Video Trainer and Producer

 

Tuesday, April 16

5:45 – 6:30pm

SEAGLASS

Most B2B marketers have experience implementing video in their marketing strategies. A common struggle with video is that marketers are often creating videos reactively rather than proactively and lack the confidence to know whether the video strategy they have will be effective.

In this session we crack the code on what a successful video topic strategy blueprint looks like specifically for Microsoft partners. Learn the most needed video topics that will drive your buyer’s journey and qualify your leads. You will also get to see example videos for each topic, what engaging and effective video structuring and development looks like, and gain a video methodology that will help you fully understand where video is needed in your organization.

Takeaways:
• How to think like your buyers when it comes to video
• Which videos you should be creating for your buyers
• How to structure and develop your videos efficiently and with the highest engagement
• Confidence in knowing that you are creating the right videos

Presented By:

Sharka Chobot

Chief Transformation Officer

Wednesday, April 17

9 – 9:45 am

CORAL 5

In an era where attention is a scarce commodity, mastering the art of captivating and maintaining customer focus is essential. This session aims to equip Dynamics ecosystem partners with neuroscience-infused marketing strategies that cut through the noise of our hyper-connected world. We’ll explore how understanding the human brain’s processing of information and decision-making can revolutionize our approach to digital marketing. From leveraging the principles of attention economics to crafting messages that resonate and stick, participants will learn how to accelerate deal closures and increase conversions without leaning on specific product references. Join us to discover a blend of psychological insights and digital marketing tactics that promise to transform your engagement strategies, making your marketing efforts more impactful and efficient in this attention-deficit age.

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