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The new relationship between sales and marketing: it’s harder for the sales folks
Monday, 27 Sep, 2010
The new relationship between sales and marketing: it’s harder for the sales folks

Historically, sellers have been the one touching the buyer as marketers developed the brand awareness and hopefully brought buyers in – to be aware of the brand and trust it (or have some sort of mental relationship with it).
Marketing has never been hands-on the way that sellers were when they made cold calls or went to client sites […]

Buyers want a shorter buying decision cycle
Monday, 20 Sep, 2010
Buyers want a shorter buying decision cycle

Why do you think buyers take so long to decide? Do you really think they want to take that long?
Think of a decision you had to make with one of your teammates, or a family member.
What was the difference between what you wanted to happen, and the others wanted to have happen?
Where did you all […]

Sellers can’t understand the buyer’s decision process
Monday, 13 Sep, 2010
Sellers can’t understand the buyer’s decision process

How do you and your spouse/partner figure out where to vacation?
When you have a need for a new car, how do you and your family choose it?
When your work unit (team, company) wants a new training program, how do you go about choosing if/when/why to have one, and with whom you’ll study?
AT THE START, NO ONE […]

Focusing on selling a solution limits possibility
Friday, 3 Sep, 2010
Focusing on selling a solution limits possibility

Do you know what your prospect needs to buy? Really?
Do you believe that because you can see their problem, and your solution fits, and they seem to be a prospect, that you know the best solution?
I have a story to share.
Years ago I was training a telemarketing group in a call center making calls on behalf of […]

You have a buying process problem, not a selling problem
Monday, 30 Aug, 2010
You have a buying process problem, not a selling problem

You know your solution. You understand your buyer’s need. You know how to sell. You understand the competition. You know how to price your solution, how to pitch it, how to run a presentation, how to follow up. You know the pitfalls, the follow-up procedures. Why aren’t you selling more then? Why aren’t prospects closing […]

Buying Decision Enablement: put the human side of decision making into the work flow
Monday, 16 Aug, 2010
Buying Decision Enablement: put the human side of decision making into the work flow

Sales enablement is the new new thing: technology is taking over a lot of the solution discovery and data-sharing parts of a seller’s job. Obviously, that leaves sellers either playing catch up – knowing only a portion of the data that buyers show up knowing – or being caught flatfooted to competitors with a bigger web footprint.
Indeed, too often now, buyers end […]