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How do you buy? Steps in a buying decision
Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014
How do you buy? Steps in a buying decision

People are getting confused about the terms buying decision journey, buying path,..

Deliver the Right Content at the Right Stage of the Buy-Path
Monday, 20 Jan, 2014
Deliver the Right Content at the Right Stage of the Buy-Path

Recently, I asked 15 marketing automation leaders to define Lead Scoring for me. Every one gave me a different answer!

Selling doesn’t cause buying
Sunday, 5 May, 2013
Selling doesn’t cause buying

When you think about your numbers (closing percentages, total calls, etc.), and consider the objections…

9 Sales Steps that Influence a Buying Decision
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2012
9 Sales Steps that Influence a Buying Decision

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…

Does the sales model do what we need it to do?
Monday, 4 Jun, 2012
Does the sales model do what we need it to do?

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 […]

Fighting for Failure: why modern sales practices are illogical
Tuesday, 15 May, 2012
Fighting for Failure: why modern sales practices are illogical

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 […]