Articles tagged with: sales cycle
People are getting confused about the terms buying decision journey, buying path,..
Recently, I asked 15 marketing automation leaders to define Lead Scoring for me. Every one gave me a different answer!
When you think about your numbers (closing percentages, total calls, etc.), and consider the objections…
The steps of a buying decision differ from the steps of a sale. The sales model has no way to influence the private decisions and buy-in issues that buyers must address before they can buy.
Buyers live in a ‘system’ that maintains their Identified Problem (or ‘pain’) over time…
Sales has been around since the Serpent convinced Eve to eat the apple. And, unfortunately, the goals have remained pretty much the same ever since.
The sales model was designed for a different time in history, when there were fewer decision makers and products could be easily described in a magazine ad. With the advent of […]
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 […]