Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: Dirty Little Secrets

Fighting for Failure: why modern sales practices are illogical
Tuesday, 15 May, 2012
Fighting for Failure: why modern sales practices are illogical

Logic would tell us that our modern – post Dale Carnegie – sales processes are failing. Given the facts, there is no logical reason to believe that a purchase will follow from our selling behaviors. We close at such a miserably low rate that it’s quite stunning no one even consider that  maybe, just maybe, something should be done about […]

Buying Decisions: The Implicit Vs. The Explicit
Monday, 30 Apr, 2012
Buying Decisions: The Implicit Vs. The Explicit

When I began talking about ‘helping buyers buy’, or ‘decision facilitation’ in 1988, people thought I was a bit eccentric, to say the least. “I help buyers buy too,” I used to hear. “I find out what they need, position my solution in a way they understand that it will resolve their pain, and give […]

Buyers don’t sit and wait for sellers
Monday, 19 Dec, 2011
Buyers don’t sit and wait for sellers

Around 85% of a buyer’s pre-purchase, back-end decision issues get addressed privately

Trying to make a difference in a field that enjoys failure
Tuesday, 19 Apr, 2011
Trying to make a difference in a field that enjoys failure

Years ago, when the marketing automation field began publicizing that it would ‘follow the buy cycle’ and ‘place data exactly where it should be placed in the buyer’s decision path’, I knew that would be impossible, using the sales model. As a solution placement device, sales merely manages the last 10% of the buyer’s journey […]

How do systems determine buying decisions?
Friday, 8 Apr, 2011
How do systems determine buying decisions?

Because sales operates in needs assessment/solution placement terms, and not on the buying decision paths, we don’t consider that there is an actual system to how buyers buy. But there is. And it’s scalable.
BUYING DECISIONS ARE BASED ON SYSTEMS AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
We live in systems (My book Dirty Little Secrets: why buyers can’t buy and sellers can’t sell […]

Facilitating Buying Decisions: a definition
Monday, 8 Mar, 2010
Facilitating Buying Decisions: a definition

Recently, I’ve noticed many folks using the term ‘facilitating buying decisions.’ First, let me state that we have a program by that title, that can be licensed to train in companies. It’s a very fun program, teaching sellers how to sit in a buyer’s seat and learn every aspect of how they choose vendors and solutions. […]