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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…

Two Types of Decisions: Buy-IN, and BuyING
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010
Two Types of Decisions: Buy-IN, and BuyING

Recently someone told me that Buying Facilitation™ is an old concept, that its been written about in books since sales books have been written, and that he’s been helping buyer’s buy for decades. Of course he has, except that he, like the entire sales field, has a paltry success rate – certainly under 10%. Why? If […]

Buying Facilitation® and Sales: the dynamic duo
Monday, 22 Mar, 2010
Buying Facilitation® and Sales: the dynamic duo

Sales is a great model for understanding need, discovering problems, and introducing/placing solutions.
Buying Facilitation® is a great model for helping buyers navigate their behind-the-scenes political and relationship issues that must achieve buy-in before they get consensus to purchase a solution – you know, that mysterious stuff buyers go through privately while we sit and wait for them […]

Facilitating Buying Decisions: a definition
Monday, 8 Mar, 2010
Facilitating Buying Decisions: a definition

Recently, I’ve noticed many folks using the term ‘facilitating buying decisions.’ First, let me state that we have a program by that title, that can be licensed to train in companies. It’s a very fun program, teaching sellers how to sit in a buyer’s seat and learn every aspect of how they choose vendors and solutions. […]

Purchasing a solution is the last thing a buyer does
Friday, 4 Dec, 2009
Purchasing a solution is the last thing a buyer does

Someone who has read one of my early books told me she thought that Buying Facilitation™ was a type of consultative sales model. It’s far from it. Here is why.
Traditional Sales, spearheaded by Dale Carnegie in his book How to Win Friends and Influence People, published in 1937, is about the product sale. How to position […]

Be The GPS For Your Buyer
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009
Be The GPS For Your Buyer

Buyers have two identifiable responsibilities:

maneuver through their internal, behind-the-scenes buy-in issues to ensure a trouble-free change process, and
choose a solution that will address their stakeholder’s criteria for systems excellence while maintaining the integrity of the […]