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Deliver the Right Content at the Right Stage of the Buy-Path
Monday, 20 Jan, 2014
Deliver the Right Content at the Right Stage of the Buy-Path

Recently, I asked 15 marketing automation leaders to define Lead Scoring for me. Every one gave me a different answer!

Do you really understand how your buyers buy?
Saturday, 23 Jun, 2012
Do you really understand how your buyers buy?

For decades, salespeople scrunched their faces when I mentioned “how buyers buy”. I heard comments like: “I know what they need.” or “I understand exactly how they buy: price, price, price.”
But sellers only close 7%  of their prospects (and far, far less if using marketing automation).
If you understand how buyers buy, why do you have less than a 40% […]

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 […]

First Contact: What to Do, Why, and How to Get Better Results
Friday, 4 Nov, 2011
First Contact: What to Do, Why, and How to Get Better Results

Depending on the selling approach you’re using, you are closing between .6% – 7% , regardless of size of solution or industry.
These numbers are far lower than they need to be: so long as your primary focus is on making a sale and you focus on needs assessment and solution choice (factors which are the buyer’s final considerations), and ignore the […]

Why Your Prospects Aren’t Buying: the problem sales can’t solve
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011
Why Your Prospects Aren’t Buying: the problem sales can’t solve

You’ve done your homework. You’ve found the right buyers – prospects with needs you can fulfill …

Sellers can’t control the buyer’s decision journey
Friday, 3 Jun, 2011
Sellers can’t control the buyer’s decision journey

Sales folks like having control. You ‘understand the need’, ‘manage the relationship‘, ‘follow the digital footprint’, send the ‘right’ data at the ‘right’ time.
But what, exactly, can you be in control of? You are in control of the details about your solution, and how it’s used in a particular setting, and the data you seek from prospects. You certainly have […]