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Change, change, change
Friday, 13 Aug, 2010
Change, change, change

Sales folks who are not changing their approach, or their activity, or their go-to-market strategies are going to go the way of the newspaper: doomed. There is just too much change going on now in the industry to keep doing what you’ve always done. The large companies know this (kinda); the smaller ones are pushing […]

Helping a prospect choose me
Friday, 30 Jul, 2010
Helping a prospect choose me

This is a copy of an email I got from a prospect considering whether or not to attend my public Buying Facilitation™ training. I’ve included my response so you can see how I use the decision facilitation model to help the buyer buy. This is unedited: I just omitted his name.
Hi Sharon-Drew,
I’ve got a […]

Resistance to change: inexplicable, irrational, and real
Monday, 7 Jun, 2010
Resistance to change: inexplicable, irrational, and real

Recently, a student of my Guided Study program thought that her clients – franchisees who sell her product – might do well to add Buying Facilitation™ to their sales skills so they could close  more sales.
I sent a couple of blog posts for the folks to read, and then had a phone conference with them. My job was […]

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 […]

Partnering: Who’s appropriate? Who’s not? And how can you tell?
Friday, 5 Mar, 2010
Partnering: Who’s appropriate? Who’s not? And how can you tell?

I get approached daily by folks wanting to partner. I, too, attempt connections with maybe 10 people a day for the same purpose. So how do we know who is right for us to partner with and who isn’t? And how can we tell before disaster strikes?
Of course, we all make mistakes – like that time […]

Get onto the Buying Decision Team on the First Call
Monday, 22 Feb, 2010
Get onto the Buying Decision Team on the First Call

When I tell sales folks their sales cycle is double what it should be, they assume I’m lying. But I’m not. I’m just using a different model than sales to being my client contact: Given that the typical sales  model builds in time delays and leaves the seller out of the behind-the-scenes discussions going on, there […]