How to Avoid ‘The Stall’

How to Avoid ‘The Stall’

Statistics indicate that most ‘stalls’ and ‘stops’ in the sales process are associated with a lack of rigor during the qualify stage. Many sellers also fail to provide value during the develop stage. It’s easy to fall into the following trap: Your prospect expresses...
Want a 5X Deal this Year?

Want a 5X Deal this Year?

The Challenges for Sellers in 2020… Salespeople who are trying to identify, develop and close big deals right now are facing unprecedented challenges.  They include: Prospects are distracted, hard to reach and hesitant to set meetings Buying teams are avoiding any...
Why 97% of Sales Leaders Want a Playbook

Why 97% of Sales Leaders Want a Playbook

What is a Sales Leader Playbook? Is a Sales Leader Playbook the same as a Sales Playbook?  The short answer is ‘No!’  A sales leader playbook is a book of ‘Plays’ for sales leaders – Sales VP’s, Directors and Managers.  A reference guide mapping out the best practices...
Epic Sales Presentation Failures

Epic Sales Presentation Failures

When I say sales presentation, I don’t just mean any sales presentation.  This is the big one.  Maybe you’re one of three finalists for a 5X deal (i.e. five times larger than your average deal size).  Perhaps retaining your largest customer depends on your ability to...
Finally a Rule to Improve Sales Velocity

Finally a Rule to Improve Sales Velocity

The 48-Hour Rule™ Did you know that your prospects and customers are evaluating you (and your organization) with every interaction? They’re asking themselves the following questions: Is this person (organization) reliable? Will this person handle my needs in a timely...