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Cold Calling Works – and it’s fun!
Thursday, 21 Mar, 2013
Cold Calling Works – and it’s fun!

I’m here to tell you that cold calling can be one of the most effective ways to meet new prospects and close sales. And it’s a whole lotta fun.

I know, I know. Most sellers eschew cold calling, preferring instead to network, get referrals, golf, meet face-to-face or …

Be The GPS For Your Buyer
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009
Be The GPS For Your Buyer

Buyers have two identifiable responsibilities:

maneuver through their internal, behind-the-scenes buy-in issues to ensure a trouble-free change process, and
choose a solution that will address their stakeholder’s criteria for systems excellence while maintaining the integrity of the […]

“Dirty Little Secrets” launches tomorrow: 3 more secrets unveiled
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009
“Dirty Little Secrets” launches tomorrow: 3 more secrets unveiled

Yesterday I gave you 3 ‘secrets’ from the Conclusion of my new book Dirty Little Secrets: why buyers can’t buy and sellers can’t sell and what you can do about it.
An answers for those of you who have asked how this book differs from some of my other books, and then I’ll give you 3 more ‘secrets.’
This […]

Managing Off-Line Decisions
Friday, 28 Aug, 2009
Managing Off-Line Decisions

Where do our prospects go when they say, “I’ll call you back?” Most of us guess, but really, we don’t know where they go.
Where they go, in fact, is to get ahold of their colleagues and figure out how to get agreement for whatever outcomes the new solution will cause within the  buyer’s environment. We rarely […]

How To Listen To A Buyer
Monday, 24 Aug, 2009
How To Listen To A Buyer

Until or unless buyers know how to manage the tangles of people and policies that hold their Identified Problem in place, they will not make a purchase no matter how urgent their need or how appropriate your solution.
Because sales unwittingly focuses on the very last stages of the buyer’s buying decision, sellers are trained to listen carefully […]