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Finding a prospect vs. creating a prospect
Thursday, 24 May, 2012
Finding a prospect vs. creating a prospect

You place a call to get through to the decision maker.

Fighting for Failure: why modern sales practices are illogical
Tuesday, 15 May, 2012
Fighting for Failure: why modern sales practices are illogical

Logic would tell us that our modern – post Dale Carnegie – sales processes are failing. Given the facts, there is no logical reason to believe that a purchase will follow from our selling behaviors. We close at such a miserably low rate that it’s quite stunning no one even consider that  maybe, just maybe, something should be done about […]

To Make an Effective Presentation, First Enlist the Buying Decision Team
Monday, 30 Apr, 2012
To Make an Effective Presentation, First Enlist the Buying Decision Team

If your team had some needs, would you bring in solutions without giving them a say in the solution choices? Why not? Probably because you need to understand their change criteria, need to ensure a solution fits with everything else in their daily operations, and need their buy-in – different activities from choosing the solution.
And […]

The buyer’s buying process vs. the sales model: two divergent roads
Monday, 9 Apr, 2012
The buyer’s buying process vs. the sales model: two divergent roads

The sales process is woefully inadequate. It merely focuses on the last 10% of the buying decision: the solution and vendor choice.
To understand and influence the buyer’s buying decision process and all of the people, politics and relationships that buyers must manage internally to be ready to make a purchase, it’s necessary for sellers to learn a new language. Not […]

Where does selling begin? Activate the buying journey immediately
Tuesday, 3 Apr, 2012
Where does selling begin? Activate the buying journey immediately

Where does selling begin? Why do we begin a buyer conversation by focusing on finding needs?

Sales As A Spiritual Practice
Monday, 2 Apr, 2012
Sales As A Spiritual Practice

The sales profession focuses on placing product. While some would disagree and claim it’s based on ‘meeting a buyer’s needs’, it comes down to the same thing: how to get a product placed. And, after being in every aspect of the field since the 70s, it seems to me that placing product, or understanding needs, […]