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Sellers Ask the Wrong Questions
Monday, 19 Feb, 2018
Sellers Ask the Wrong Questions

I recently accepted a cold call from an insurance guy because I was thinking of switching providers. Instead of facilitating my buying decision, the bias in his qHow to get new clients by asking the right questions terminated our connection:
TODD: Hello Ms. Morgen. I’m Todd with XYZ. Are you interested in new car insurance?
SDM: I am.
TODD: Is your main concern lowering your costs?
SDM: No.

Why We Get Objections
Monday, 15 Jan, 2018
Why We Get Objections

For years I’ve written about how sales suffer because the sales model, designed to seek buyers and place

How Listening Filters Cause Misunderstanding
Monday, 27 Nov, 2017
How Listening Filters Cause Misunderstanding

When researching my book on closing the gap between what’s said and what’s heard, I was surprised

Our Listening Restricts Our Lives: understanding our listening filters
Monday, 25 Sep, 2017
Our Listening Restricts Our Lives: understanding our listening filters

At a neighborhood picnic recently, I introduced myself to five

Listening Biases: How Influencers Unwittingly Restrict Possibilities
Monday, 7 Aug, 2017
Listening Biases: How Influencers Unwittingly Restrict Possibilities

Do you enter conversations with a

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…