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Who’s in the meeting – and who’s not?
Tuesday, 7 May, 2013
Who’s in the meeting – and who’s not?

So many sales folks are targeting ‘appointments’ these days. I wonder if you know who actually is in attendance. And who isn’t but should be.

As you enter your meeting, do you know what percent of the entire Buying Decision Team is there? What weight your contact has on the full Buying Decision Team?

Get onto the Buying Decision Team on the First Call
Monday, 22 Feb, 2010
Get onto the Buying Decision Team on the First Call

When I tell sales folks their sales cycle is double what it should be, they assume I’m lying. But I’m not. I’m just using a different model than sales to being my client contact: Given that the typical sales  model builds in time delays and leaves the seller out of the behind-the-scenes discussions going on, there […]

The Arrogance of Sales
Monday, 2 Nov, 2009
The Arrogance of Sales

Sales professionals face a lot of failure. You work very hard to discover plausible opportunities, understand needs,  respect and care for prospects, and position your products so prospects recognize how your solution manages their need. You are good. You are professional. You are conscientious. Yet you only close a fraction of your sales; you seem to have no idea who to spend time […]