Articles tagged with: decision making
In the 23 years I’ve been writing about and teaching Buying Facilitation®, I’ve come up with dozens of terms to explain my intent re ‘the buyer’s journey’ or ‘the buyer’s decision path’.
I originally labelled the trip through the behind-the-scenes issues buyers must contend with (those political, relational, strategic issues that will be touched when a […]
The sales process is woefully inadequate. It merely focuses on the last 10% of the buying decision: the solution and vendor choice.
To understand and influence the buyer’s buying decision process and all of the people, politics and relationships that buyers must manage internally to be ready to make a purchase, it’s necessary for sellers to learn a new language. Not […]
Around 85% of a buyer’s pre-purchase, back-end decision issues get addressed privately
Science, sales, negotiating, and the prison system – not to mention neuromarketing, neurosciences, and decision making sciences – have a base-line belief that there is a ‘rational’ way to recognize choice – rationality assumed when the ‘appropriate information’ is available to decide with.
In other words, when choices are made that go against what the world […]
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 […]
Because choosing a solution is the last thing a buyer does, the vendor isn’t an active partner at the point the most important decisions get made. We like to think that because we gather good data, deeply understand pain, and have a relevant solution, we’ll be considered an ‘active partner.’
SELLERS ENTER TOO EARLY
We fail to realize that we are […]