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You think know your buyer. You don’t.
Tuesday, 3 Jun, 2014
You think know your buyer. You don’t.

Sales folks are taught to have a certain amount of curiosity. But what, exactly, are you curious about?
You have been taught to be curious about needs.

Understanding customers doesn’t help the buyer buy
Thursday, 29 Apr, 2010
Understanding customers doesn’t help the buyer buy

I was speaking with a colleague today who complained that although he understands his customer’s needs – does surveys of every aspect of their decisions (how, when, what) so he ‘knows’ how and what they buy – and creates marketing materials positioned to address those needs and segments, the buyers still didn’t behave in a way he believes […]

Why Do We Blame Buyers?
Friday, 19 Feb, 2010
Why Do We Blame Buyers?

I once told a group that I was going to title a book I’d Close More Sales if it Weren’t for the Buyer. I got a standing ovation! And I assumed I’d get a laugh. That’s like saying ‘I would have had a better birth experience if it weren’t for my mother.’
Why do we assume […]

How do we sell if we don’t understand needs?
Monday, 9 Nov, 2009
How do we sell if we don’t understand needs?

When people first hear about Buying Facilitation™, they ask: ‘But if we can’t ask about needs and discuss our solution, how do we sell?’
The short answer is, you don’t. At least not when you are accustomed to. Because that’s not the first thing buyers need from you. The buyer first needs assistance navigating around their […]