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Does the sales model do what we need it to do?
Monday, 4 Jun, 2012
Does the sales model do what we need it to do?

Sales has been around since the Serpent convinced Eve to eat the apple. And, unfortunately, the goals have remained pretty much the same ever since.
The sales model was designed for a different time in history, when there were fewer decision makers and products could be easily described in a magazine ad. With the advent of […]

When do buyers buy?
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2012
When do buyers buy?

Your prospects need your solution. Desperately. But they are stalling. And it makes no sense.

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 […]