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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…

Influencer and a decision maker: what’s the difference?
Friday, 17 Dec, 2010
Influencer and a decision maker: what’s the difference?

When I hear sellers say, “He’s just the influencer, not the decision maker,” I get curious. What’s the difference?
If you consider the tech manager an influencer, but the solution won’t be purchased if s/he says ‘no’, this person is a decision maker.
If you don’t consider the gatekeeper at all, and s/he won’t let you in, […]

Buyers have always been in control
Friday, 12 Nov, 2010
Buyers have always been in control

I have a couple of annoyances. There are phrases popping up that sound kinda cool, but are absolutely meaningless. Or should I say, they don’t mean what they are meant to mean.
One of my annoyances is about the buying decision journey. If I read the words ‘each stage of the buyer life-cycle’ one more time […]

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 […]