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“But I talk to everyone this way”: the difference between selling patterns and buying patterns
Friday, 7 Oct, 2011
“But I talk to everyone this way”: the difference between selling patterns and buying patterns

I recently had a Tab problem on my PC – you know, one of those annoying problems that needs technical assistance from someone, from some country, on the telephone. One of those calls where someone gives his name as “Jim” but it’s probably really Ricardo, or Raj, or Gallal, and his accent is a horrid mixture of Midwest […]

The results of using Buying Facilitation®
Wednesday, 1 Jun, 2011
The results of using Buying Facilitation®

For those of you who read my blogs and have some interest in understanding the results you’ll…

Make the vendor an active partner from early in the buyer’s decision path
Friday, 13 May, 2011
Make the vendor an active partner from early in the buyer’s decision path

Because choosing a solution is the last thing a buyer does, the vendor isn’t an active partner at the point the most important decisions get made.  We  like to think that because we gather good data, deeply understand pain, and have a relevant solution, we’ll be considered an ‘active partner.’
SELLERS ENTER TOO EARLY
We fail to realize that we are […]

Buyer Readiness: teach the buyer to qualify themselves
Friday, 25 Mar, 2011
Buyer Readiness: teach the buyer to qualify themselves

Do you know when a buyer is ready to buy? Do you know what they must do to get ready? Do you know who else needs to be involved for them to be ready? Do you know the risks they face when considering bringing in a new solution – and how they will mitigate the […]

Don’t treat me like an idiot
Tuesday, 23 Nov, 2010
Don’t treat me like an idiot

For decades, I’ve been bringing new thinking into the sales field. Yay me, right? Yet sometimes when folks have very rigid (and sometimes very conventional) thinking, instead of getting curious, they act as if I don’t know what I’m talking about.
For sure, with my Aspserger’s, I don’t always relate like others do (although God knows […]

Sales questions are hot now
Friday, 22 Oct, 2010
Sales questions are hot now

A colleague recently told me that ‘sales questions are hot now.’ But I don’t know what that means:

what is a ‘sales question’?
what makes them ‘hotter now’ than before?
what is their intent?

I’m going to go out on a limb here and make a guess that a ‘hot sales question’ is defined as the ‘right’ question to […]