Optimizing Buyer Personas to Facilitate Pre-Sales Decisions
Monday, 20 Mar, 2017
Optimizing Buyer Personas to Facilitate Pre-Sales Decisions

Buyer Personas do a great job finding and reaching probable buyers, while positioning messages and…

Influencers vs. Facilitators: essay on enabling change congruently
Friday, 3 Mar, 2017
Influencers vs. Facilitators: essay on enabling change congruently

Many learning tools and programs provide tools for Influencers – coaches, sellers, negotiators, leaders managers, and consultants – to help Others make the changes they seek. NLP codes the Others’ internal processes to enable practitioners to understand the proposed problem and ‘get in’ to make the change. Coaching programs teach how to recognize what the client is ‘really’ saying and offer the best techniques to help. Negotiators seek the BATNA. But all tools have one thing in common: they assume that the Outsider can…

Checklist for Influencers: questions for sellers, coaches, leaders, change agents.
Monday, 20 Feb, 2017
Checklist for Influencers: questions for sellers, coaches, leaders, change agents.

Most of you are really good at what you do: as influencers, sellers, coaches, change agents, or leaders, your intuition, excellent skills, and history of success guide your ability to facilitate change for your clients. And yet using conventional models and questions it’s inevitable that your interactions will have bias, and will unwittingly restrict possible outcomes accordingly. Since any bias you enter with will most likely skew the range of answers, the best option would be to enter each interaction with as

The How of Heart
Monday, 6 Feb, 2017
The How of Heart

Collaboration. Empowerment. Win/Win. Integrity. Authenticity. We’re finally recognizing the efficacy of acting with humanitarian values!

The Discipline of Listening
Monday, 30 Jan, 2017
The Discipline of Listening

Our brains make it difficult, if not impossible, to fully or accurately comprehend what our Communication Partners wish to convey.

The Fallacy of Making Appointments
Monday, 23 Jan, 2017
The Fallacy of Making Appointments

Do you want to make a sale, or an appointment? Does an appointment create a ‘relationship’ that will close the deal? Give you a higher probability of closing a sale?