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What, exactly, is a Relationship Manager?
Monday, 20 Jan, 2014
What, exactly, is a Relationship Manager?

There are almost as many definitions of Relationship Manager as there are for ‘social media’

First Contact: What to Do, Why, and How to Get Better Results
Friday, 4 Nov, 2011
First Contact: What to Do, Why, and How to Get Better Results

Depending on the selling approach you’re using, you are closing between .6% – 7% , regardless of size of solution or industry.
These numbers are far lower than they need to be: so long as your primary focus is on making a sale and you focus on needs assessment and solution choice (factors which are the buyer’s final considerations), and ignore the […]

What are we paying our sales folks to do?
Wednesday, 22 Jun, 2011
What are we paying our sales folks to do?

What criteria do you use to compensate your sales…

Helping a prospect choose me
Friday, 30 Jul, 2010
Helping a prospect choose me

This is a copy of an email I got from a prospect considering whether or not to attend my public Buying Facilitation™ training. I’ve included my response so you can see how I use the decision facilitation model to help the buyer buy. This is unedited: I just omitted his name.
Hi Sharon Drew,
I’ve got […]

Managing a Sales Team
Thursday, 15 Apr, 2010
Managing a Sales Team

What’s the difference between managing a sales team, and closing a prospect? No, it’s not a trick question. I believe they are similar.
When we assume that we perceive a buyer’s problem (from our unique – biased – vantage point, of course), and believe we have the solution, we move forward attempting to influence them around choosing to […]

Who are the decision makers?
Friday, 12 Feb, 2010
Who are the decision makers?

I once was told that there are three things a sales person needs to know: when will a prospect buy, who are the decision makers, and how much money will they give me.
I wonder how true this is now. Or if these are the most appropriate benchmark needs of a seller. Let’s go through each […]