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What do Sellers Need to Understand – and When?
Monday, 19 Oct, 2009
What do Sellers Need to Understand – and When?

As a sales professional, you learn early on that your need to ‘understand’ a buyer. But what, exactly, do you need to understand?
On the sales end of the equation, you NEED to understand the prospect’s situation to make sure you are placing the appropriate solution in the right place. This same data will give you ability to fine-tune your […]

Buying Decisions: What Happens Behind-The-Scenes
Monday, 14 Sep, 2009
Buying Decisions: What Happens Behind-The-Scenes

For some reason, it’s very difficult for sales people to think beyond ‘need’ and ‘solution:’  We tend to think that because the buyer’s need matches our solution, and because we’re professionals who ‘care,’  the only thing buyers need to do is choose our solution.
But if it were that easy, buying decisions would get made more often in our […]

What Is The Job Of A Seller?
Friday, 7 Aug, 2009
What Is The Job Of A Seller?

I have a question: if your job is to get people to buy your solution, why do you spend so much time doing stuff that doesn’t bring in business?
I  recently spoke with a sales guy who told me that for two years he’s been making appointments to do presentations for a relatively small ticket solution, and then […]

Adding Buying Facilitation® to Consultative Sales: Friends
Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2007
Adding Buying Facilitation® to Consultative Sales: Friends

As per my realization that the Buying Facilitation Method needn’t be juxtaposed with consultative sales, and is indeed an add-on skill, yesterday I introduced you to 3 of my consultative selling friends, Tony Parinello, Jacques Werth, and Jerry Acuff. Today I’m going to introduce you to 3 more folks – very different, and equally wonderful, […]