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Change management and sales: influencing the buying decision path
Monday, 14 Sep, 2015
Change management and sales: influencing the buying decision path

Your product is not the reason people buy. It should not be your initial focus with prospects.

How Much Time Do Sales People Waste?
Monday, 31 Aug, 2015
How Much Time Do Sales People Waste?

As sellers, we waste over 90% of our time. We need to find prospects, get them bought-in to the possibility of using our solution, get them what they need to understand our solution and how it might fit, get past gatekeepers, manage objections, get to the right people who will know how to buy us, and wait. And then, we only close a small fraction.
There must be a better way to do this, no?
1. if we knew who would be a prospect on the first call, and get rid of those who will never buy, how much time would we save?

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.

Why Your Sales Cycle is So Long (Hint: It’s Not About Your Solution)
Saturday, 1 Jun, 2013
Why Your Sales Cycle is So Long (Hint: It’s Not About Your Solution)

Do you know why it takes so long for a buyer to buy? If the buyer knows they have a need, and they like you and your solution, shouldn’t it be easy?

Yes. It is easy. But not with the sales model alone.

THE JOB OF THE SALES MODEL: LIMITING THE PURCHASE CHOICE AND BUYING DECISIONS

Selling doesn’t cause buying
Sunday, 5 May, 2013
Selling doesn’t cause buying

When you think about your numbers (closing percentages, total calls, etc.), and consider the objections…

9 Sales Steps that Influence a Buying Decision
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2012
9 Sales 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.

Buyers live in a ‘system’ that maintains their Identified Problem (or ‘pain’) over time…