- There is a tendency to over-optimize in order to create the perfect sales scenario.
- Much of the thinking behind optimization treats the sales conversation like an assembly line, ignoring its dynamic, nonlinear nature.
There are many reasons salespeople and sales organizations struggle to produce better results. There aren't any secrets that allow some sales organizations to perform better than their peers. Because what you need to know is already known, what…Continue Reading
One way to ensure your results is to use a checklist to ensure you have what you need to succeed, including the outcomes you need to achieve. The following list will help you improve your sales by making sure you have what you need, and that you…Continue Reading
For someone to sell, someone else has to buy. It is a single act with two parties. We very much like our linear processes, the sales process, or our best plan for what you need to do to create and win opportunities. Most sales processes pay little…Continue Reading
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Of all the changes in selling over the last decade and a half, the changes on the buyer's side may be the most disruptive. No doubt that some part of that change belongs to the proliferation of information available via the internet. However,…Continue Reading
Despite our best efforts to see both the sales process and buyer's journey as linear, reality provides a truth that is at odds with what might better serve us—and our clients. In complex, B2B sales, it is more often that deals take a circuitous…Continue Reading