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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!

A buying decision is a change management problem
Tuesday, 24 Sep, 2013
A buying decision is a change management problem

The sales model focuses on needs assessment and solution placement. Buying is a change management activity.

Why Your Sales Cycle is So Long (Hint: It’s Not About Your Solution)
Saturday, 1 Jun, 2013
Why Your Sales Cycle is So Long (Hint: It’s Not About Your Solution)

Do you know why it takes so long for a buyer to buy? If the buyer knows they have a need, and they like you and your solution, shouldn’t it be easy?

Yes. It is easy. But not with the sales model alone.

THE JOB OF THE SALES MODEL: LIMITING THE PURCHASE CHOICE AND BUYING DECISIONS

Cold Calling Works – and it’s fun!
Thursday, 21 Mar, 2013
Cold Calling Works – and it’s fun!

I’m here to tell you that cold calling can be one of the most effective ways to meet new prospects and close sales. And it’s a whole lotta fun.

I know, I know. Most sellers eschew cold calling, preferring instead to network, get referrals, golf, meet face-to-face or …

Solution Selection: do we know how buyers choose one solution over another?
Wednesday, 10 Oct, 2012
Solution Selection: do we know how buyers choose one solution over another?

Your solution matches the buyer’s need perfectly. You like them, they like you, you’ve had coffee/a meal/a powerful meeting or two. They talk about implementation and how they need to add your other product next year. And then they buy from someone else. Or not at all.
What happened? Are they stupid? Did they lie to […]

Sharon Drew’s ‘retirement’ & the Future of Buying Facilitation®
Wednesday, 19 Sep, 2012
Sharon Drew’s ‘retirement’ & the Future of Buying Facilitation®

By any objective standard, I’ve been successful: It’s been a blessing that an out-of-the-box idea…