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How do you buy? Steps in a buying decision
Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014
How do you buy? Steps in a buying decision

People are getting confused about the terms buying decision journey, buying path,..

9 Steps that Influence a Buying Decision
Wednesday, 5 Mar, 2014
9 Steps that Influence a Buying Decision

The steps of a buying decision differ from the steps of a sale. The sales model has no way to influence the private decisions and buy-in issues that buyers must address before they can buy.

The Buyer’s Decision Path: why it’s important to sellers
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012
The Buyer’s Decision Path: why it’s important to sellers

You get paid based on closed sales. Fortunately, you don’t get paid on the % of sales you don’t close.
But actually, that is exactly what happens: you are missing income on the sales you aren’t closing. But if you based your efforts on the buyer’s decision paths rather than your solution, you can be closing a helluva lot more sales.
THE COST OF […]

What are we paying our sales folks to do?
Wednesday, 22 Jun, 2011
What are we paying our sales folks to do?

What criteria do you use to compensate your sales…

Provocation-based selling:proving pain does not close a sale
Monday, 30 May, 2011
Provocation-based selling:proving pain does not close a sale

A friend sent me the Harvard Business Review article written by my hero Geoffrey Moore and two of his colleagues – Todd Hewlin and Philip Lay – titled “In a Downturn, Provoke Your Customers.”
REALLY? BUYERS BUY BECAUSE THEY ARE IN PAIN? REALLY?
I found the article ruefully humorous. Here are some of the smartest business minds in […]

Musical sales people: moving sellers to be near buyers is irrelevant
Friday, 29 Apr, 2011
Musical sales people: moving sellers to be near buyers is irrelevant

When I recently heard that a prospect was re-organizing and moving the sales folks into geographic verticals, I was baffled. Across the board, through decades, using any sales model, selling any solution, the sales model closes 7%, plus or minus 2%. Regardless of where the sellers sat.
From what I gather, the thinking behind this is to ‘be nearer […]