Mon, 28 June 2010
Whenever we say 'process' to a sales person, we get yawns and indifference. But the fact is that every sales problem you have...probably...has something to do with a chink in your process. In this episode, Bill and Bryan look into the ever-important issue with 'decision process' and how you can better influence it.
(Podcaster Notes: The decision process is one of those hard to teach skills in sales. We have found recently that the decision process for many companies has become more centralized--which brings with it additional trouble for sales people. It seems that every decision is reviewed, analyzed and audited. And if the purchase doesn't bring with it a cost savings or revenue growth, it's put off. So, as sales professionals, you MUST know how decisions are made and, when possible, be a part of them.)
Thu, 8 October 2009
We talk often at the podcast about B2B lead generation. But the topic could literally be the focus of a year's worth of podcasts.
Why? Because it is, bar none, the most popular topic clients come to us with. So, today, we'll talk about a cold call technique (even though Bill and Bryan HATE cold calls) that you can use to generate new discussions with prospects.
Also, you first time listeners--send us an email at email@example.com with FIRSTTIMER in the subject line. Let us know how you heard about us and pose a question to us!
Fri, 4 September 2009
Ever wonder if you're doing the right behavior to grow your business? Or "enough" of the right activity? Bill and Bryan talk about 4 of the 10 areas that they recommend you assess yourself in--all having to do with 'sales activity.' In their practice they run up against a lot of prospecting pain, but upon further inspection, find that people are not doing enough of the right behavior. So this is your chance to assess.
If you'd like the actual PDF of the assessment, email them at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org - SUBJ: Behavior. Kathy will send the entire list so you can assess.
Managers, you can also use this PDF to assess your entire team.
Thu, 17 July 2008
How do you maintain a relationship with a high level prospect over a long period of time? It happens often that we lose touch with the “right person” and end up being passed down to others lower in the org. And then when it’s time for them to buy something bigger you get no credit for all the good work you’ve done. Bill and Bryan dissect a deal that went south. And in so doing, they give you some ideas on how to stay high (in the organization that is).
Direct download: DF212FEDC6EF4440ADC15C522C2CC076.mp3
Category:advanced selling -- posted at: 5:28pm UTC
Thu, 20 March 2008
Everyone wants to sell to large accounts. Is there any magic to it? Do you need a whale net to catch them? Well, there is some magic, and while we don’t review ALL the steps in this podcast, this is a start of how to begin thinking about your pursuit of the large account. Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale talk about pursuing the large account. You can also go to google video and search on Advanced Selling Podcast to see the video version of this.
Direct download: 2DFEB70231324136A7CD060E576D5454.mp3
Category:advanced selling -- posted at: 5:17pm UTC