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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?

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

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 […]

The differences between the solution sale and the buying decision: let’s go to a wedding
Monday, 24 Oct, 2011
The differences between the solution sale and the buying decision: let’s go to a wedding

Let’s say you were going to a wedding. You had the gift, decided on the outfit, picked a time to leave to get there on time, decided to use your car rather than you’re spouse’s, because it was more comfortable. Then you had to plug in the directions to your trusty GPS system.
What does your […]

How does social networking help make the sale?
Monday, 17 Oct, 2011
How does social networking help make the sale?

These days we all use some form of social networking: it’s delightful to go onto LinkedIn and find colleagues from Europe who might have interest in a program with me for when I travel across the pond – colleagues that ‘know’ me well enough through my various on-line profiles to be eager to

dialogue with me,
discover ways […]

Selling AND Buying Facilitation®: facilitating the buying journey from idea to close with RAIN Group
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011
Selling AND Buying Facilitation®: facilitating the buying journey from idea to close with RAIN Group

Sales alone is not as effective as using two poweful models to help buyers buy: Buying Facilitation® , to help buyers figure out how, if, and when  to add a new solution, and sales, to help them actually choose, and purchase, your solution.
Confused? You’re accustomed to just using the sales model to place your solution. But the buying decision process is more […]