Steps Along the Buying Decision Path
Tuesday, 28 Mar, 2017
Steps Along the Buying Decision Path

As sellers we are taught to find prospects with a need that matches our solution and then find creative, professional ways to pitch, present, entice, push, market, or somehow introduce our solution to enable them to understand how our solutions will fix their problem.
Unfortunately, we fail to close over 90% of the time (from first contact) regardless of how well their need matches our solution. And it’s not because of our solutions, our presentations/pitches, or our professionalism. It’s because the…

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.

Sales, Marketing and Social Can Be More Successful. Hint: it’s not about your content.
Monday, 16 Jan, 2017
Sales, Marketing and Social Can Be More Successful. Hint: it’s not about your content.

Sales, marketing, and social marketing attempt to place solutions and create relationships by supplying great content…

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail
Wednesday, 4 Jan, 2017
Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Every year, with the best will in the world, we make New Year’s resolutions to make some sort of change, like exercising more or eating healthier. We start off with great gusto and determination, yet by February we begin making excuses to avoid the gym, or convince ourselves pizza would be great for dinner. What happens? We’re approaching change in the wrong way. But we can easily make it right.
BELIEFS DEFINE BEHAVIORS
Here’s the problem. Within each of us, within each person, family, team, or group, are long-held rules and experiences, values and history,