Help Buyers Choose the Buying Decision Team: a case study
Monday, 16 Jan, 2012
Help Buyers Choose the Buying Decision Team: a case study

Would you buy a house without discussing it with your wife or family? Would you even know all of the buying criteria without their input?
Would you bring in a leadership training without getting the buy-in from the people who would be trained? Or know their criteria without their voices?
Would you choose a web designer without […]

Buyers don’t sit and wait for sellers
Monday, 19 Dec, 2011
Buyers don’t sit and wait for sellers

Around 85% of a buyer’s pre-purchase, back-end decision issues get addressed privately

Behaviors aren’t rational
Friday, 2 Dec, 2011
Behaviors aren’t rational

Science, sales, negotiating, and the prison system – not to mention neuromarketing, neurosciences, and decision making sciences – have a base-line belief  that there is a ‘rational’ way to recognize choice –  rationality assumed when the ‘appropriate information’ is available to decide with.
In other words, when choices are made that go against what the world […]

Work, Asperger’s, Fun, and The Future
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2011
Work, Asperger’s, Fun, and The Future

I wake up each morning determined that nothing will bother me today. I go into the shower where I feel safe – I breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that there is nothing I can do wrong there, that I can’t break some sort of rule, or get annoyed by a seemingly inane proceedure that everyone else finds […]

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 […]

The differences between the solution sale and the buying decision: let’s go to a wedding
Monday, 24 Oct, 2011
The differences between the solution sale and the buying decision: let’s go to a wedding

Let’s say you were going to a wedding. You had the gift, decided on the outfit, picked a time to leave to get there on time, decided to use your car rather than you’re spouse’s, because it was more comfortable. Then you had to plug in the directions to your trusty GPS system.
What does your […]