Where Politics & Business Collide: Political Donations of B2B Decision Makers

DiscoverOrg Sales

We’ve taken DiscoverOrg’s available data on political donations and matched it to the prospect’s job and seniority level for a unique way of looking at political affiliation among B2B decision-makers: Based on donations, do political affiliations vary by role and/or seniority level?

3 Tips To Ensure You’re Selling To The Decision Maker

MTD Sales Training

No, but maybe they are claiming to have more power than they really have in the decision-making process. Here are three tips to ensure you are selling to the person who has that authority: 1) Ask ‘How are decisions made when you are making decisions like this?’.

Finding Out Who The Decision-Maker Is

MTD Sales Training

And it’s the lack of ability to get the decision-maker’s name when calling a company. Decision Makers being the decision maker decision maker how to find decision maker There’s one bug-bear that most salespeople tell us about when we run programmes for them. Now, I totally. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Decision Makers Want To Deal With Decisive People

The Pipeline

The answer I get is “the decision maker”. Now I have used a lot of different directories and databases, and they all give a title, not role in decision. But let’s say they did, the real question is what happens when you speak to that decision maker.

5 Ways To Guarantee A ‘Yes’ From The Decision Maker

MTD Sales Training

But we have experienced many meetings with decision-makers where these ways have proved successful. The decision maker will have a lot of things going through their mind, and your job as a sales consultant is to make it easy for them to make that decision. Here are some ways: 1) Make your preparation pertinent, relevant and appropriate to the decision-maker you are meeting. 4) Make it easy for the decision-maker to make the decision.

Negotiating Tips: Are You Dealing with the Decision Maker?

The Sales Hunter

Determine if you’re dealing with the decision maker. Negotiating with someone other than the decision maker never works. Blog Negotiation Professional Selling Skills decision maker negotiating negotiation sales negotiation

Value Helps Sellers Reach Decision Makers

Score More Sales

The number of people at your prospect company who are involved in a decision to buy your products and services has increased and often can be 4-7 company representatives. Do you ever look through dozens of email conversations for something that is critical to making a purchase decision?

Salespeople With This Weakness Score 47% Worse at Reaching Decision Makers

Understanding the Sales Force

A lot of the salespeople I coach have a weakness in their Sales DNA - their need to be liked. Approximately 58% of all salespeople have this weakness and on average, salespeople score 76% in that competency.

Why Business Decision Makers tune out Left Brain Thinkers

Babette Ten Haken

That is why business decision makers turn off and tune out presentations and communications from the left brain thinkers in your organization. When business decision makers tune out these talented professionals, their actions negatively impact workforce productivity and profitability in your organization. Business decision makers tune out left brain thinkers because of their style and professional assumptions.

How Do You Sell to a Millennial B2B Decision-Maker?

Anthony Cole Training

A Guest Post by Salesloft.com. How to Sell selling to millennials how to sell to millennials B2B marketing

5 Easy-to-Implement Tips on Reaching High-Power Decision-Makers

Marc Wayshak

If you think cold calling is dead and your emails to high-powered decision makers have gone unanswered, you may want to ditch those ancient strategies and try these five pro tips for connecting today. Blog decision-makers

How Can I Get Access to the Real Decision Makers?

Sales Benchmark Index

Selling in the information age can be challenging. 20 years ago buyers were dependent on sales representatives. The representative was the main source for providing product insights and education. Today buyers have the ability to access information on their own. This can present several problems.

Using LinkedIn Groups To Network And Engage With Key Decision Makers

MTD Sales Training

So how can you delve into this network of key decision makers and engage with them on a one-to-one level?

Episode #090: Selling to Multiple Decision Makers with Matt Heinz

Jeff Shore

In This Episode of The Buyer’s Mind with Jeff Shore: Matt Heinz, President and Founder of Heinz Marketing, discusses with Jeff what to do when you’ve got more than one decision maker. 14:07] How do you make everyone happy with multiple decision makers? [21:38]

Why Technical Decision Makers remain Skeptical of You

Babette Ten Haken

Technical decision makers are skeptical by nature. Technical decision makers are just as skeptical with each other as they are with the sales, marketing and non-technical types reading this article. Let’s chat, shall we?

Communicating with Decision Makers

Engage Selling

Would you like to speak to more decision makers and close more deals in 2014? You can do so simply by rethinking how you attempt to connect with the decision makers.

Identifying Sales Prospects: Gatekeepers, Influencers, and Decision Makers

Hubspot Sales

And, chances are, they’ll need to know someone other than the decision maker pretty well. In days of old, salespeople could call the C-suite, marketing could email them, and it was much easier to gain access to the decision maker. The Influencer vs. the Decision Maker.

Top 4 Reasons Salespeople Struggle to Reach Decision Makers

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan Three separate, but related, incidents occurred this week, all having to do with reaching decision makers. Conceptually, he needs to know that he can reach senior decision makers.

Think You Know Your Prospects? 3 Steps to Closing Business With the Right Decision-Maker

Smart Selling Tools

Who’s the right decision-maker now? In addition, enriching company data with individual contact information will help you narrow down your audience to focus in on the decision-makers with whom you should be engaging.

Coaching Sales Reps to Reach Higher-Level Decision Makers

Topline Leadership

A common complaint I hear from sales managers is that their sales reps are stuck selling to low-level decision makers: supervisors, purchasing agents, clerks. Coaching sales reps to reach higher-level decision makers will make closing the sale more attainable.

Leveraging Triggers to Reach Business Decision Makers

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2013-10-07. Author: Henry Schuck. Teaser: Arming your sales reps with as much timely and accurate sales intelligence as possible can spell the difference between success and failure, between closing and walking.

2 Selling Shortcuts That Will Always Work

Understanding the Sales Force

Dave Kurlan reaching decision makers shorten sales cycle shortcutsDo shortcuts work in sales?

Crazy-Hour Callbacks: Making Contact with High Level Decision Makers

Paul Cherry's Top Sales Techniques

High-Level, Hard-to-Reach Decision Makers You’re trying to contact that high-level decision maker. The post Crazy-Hour Callbacks: Making Contact with High Level Decision Makers appeared first on Paul Cherry Sales Training & Coaching.

Sales Tips: Maintaining Contact with Decision Makers

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Maintaining Contact with Decision Makers. When sellers begin at decision maker levels: Opportunities can be more quickly qualified. That said, many sellers get delegated but in the hand-off lose contact with decision makers.

Are You Qualifying Hard Enough? 3 Powerful Tips On Qualifying The Decision Maker Over The Telephone

MTD Sales Training

If you are still having problems with unqualified DMs (Decision Makers) when you show up, then perhaps you are not qualifying for the true DM on the telephone as strong as you think you are.

Discover the Decision-Makers Before Making a Deal

Paul Cherry's Top Sales Techniques

But this contact is not the person making the final decision on whether the company accepts your deal or offer. How do you sell your product or solution to someone when there are other people involved in the decision-making process. ? Who else is involved? We’ve all been there.

The Brain Is a Lazy Decision Maker

Sales and Marketing Management

Teaser: There's a good chance that your prospects need significantly less information to make a decision than you or they think they do. There's a good chance that your prospects need significantly less information to make a decision than you or they think they do. Issue Date: 2014-03-01. Author: Tim Riesterer. read more

Saturday Callbacks: Making Contact with High-Level Decision Makers

Paul Cherry's Top Sales Techniques

High-Level, Hard-to-Reach Decision Makers You’re trying to contact that high-level decision maker. Watch the video… The post Saturday Callbacks: Making Contact with High-Level Decision Makers appeared first on Paul Cherry Sales Training & Coaching.

Who is the “Decision Maker”? 3 common sales mistakes and how to solve them

Membrain

Most salespeople don’t really know what a buying decision maker is, even though they think they do. These salespeople may think the decision maker is the executive, or the budget holder, or whoever is in charge of procurement

5 Ways to Keep a Decision Maker’s Attention

The SalesPro Leader

Decision makers, as we all know, are busy people. Keeping your decision maker’s attention is paramount to effective B2B lead generation. The article, 5 Ways to Keep a Decision Maker’s Attention originally appeared first on SalesPro Leads - Connecting You with Tomorrow's Buyers. They are often in and out of meetings, on conference calls, and traveling.

Use a Prospect’s Salespeople to Introduce You to the Decision Maker

The Sales Hunter

Many times the best way to reach a decision maker is by leveraging a salesperson in the decision maker’s own company. The strategy might sound strange, but it works — especially when you can assist the salesperson who is helping you. The strategy is quite simple.

Identifying Decision Makers and Preparing For A Skills Transformation [Roundup]

SalesforLife

The first blog by Alex Hisaka covers how to leverage social selling to identify key decision-makers including advanced searches, LinkedIn groups and more. In this week’s roundup, we’re sharing articles from both the LinkedIn Sales Blog and SiriusDecisions. In the second article, Amanda Jensen of SiriusDecisions makes the analogy that skills transformation is similar to mountain climbing, both need a lot of preparation and planning.

How to Identify Prospects: Decision Makers, Gate-keepers and Influencers

MarketJoy

It is also about understanding the difference between decision makers, gate-keepers, and influencers. Decision Makers. Every organization has its fair share of people who promote themselves as having buying decisions, when in fact the final ratification comes further along the line. Getting intel on who genuinely makes the purchasing decisions in a company is the holy grail of prospecting, and sometimes means working with – or through – the other categories.

What is the Most Valued Content for IT Decision Makers?

The ROI Guy

Today’s buyer is more empowered than ever before, leveraging content from the Internet, discussion groups and social media to take charge of the purchase decision-making process. By a large margin, Financial Justification / ROI content was perceived as the most valuable in driving decisions.

Sales Tips: Who Is REALLY the Decision Maker?

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Who Is REALLY the Decision Maker? Looking at the org chart, many sellers would have assumed the SVP was the decision maker. As you’d suspect, we ultimately won the business, but later asked exactly how the decision was made. When finalizing the decision, the Training Manager presented his summary of both programs and made the recommendation to choose CCS®.

A Game Plan for Dealing with the Non-Decision Maker

SalesGravy

of the time when a sales person asks a non-decision maker if they can speak with their boss, the sales person is rejected. 99.9% It’s a FAILED sales strategy. Yet, most sales people keep running that same play and get nowhere with it. Ideally sale

Sales Tips: Bad Assumption #4 - The Senior Exec Is the Decision Maker

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Bad Assumption #4 - The Senior Executive Is the Decision Maker. When working with committees many salespeople and their managers assume that the highest-level person is the decision maker. When he shared this opinion Joe left the decision up to him.

One Question Provides Salespeople with Instant Feedback on How Well They Differentiated

Understanding the Sales Force

Most salespeople do not know the difference between their prospects' decision-making process compared with their decision-making criteria. If you do ask a prospect about their decision-making process, you might hear about the steps they will take.

Direct Dials: More than Meets the Eye

DiscoverOrg Sales

This was just bang the phones, get the decision makers, sell the deals. Empower the sales team to target higher-level decision makers. I think that every salesperson out there would prefer talking to decision makers all day long.

Why December is the Best Month to Reach Decision Makers

SalesGravy

Decision makers will typically not accept a meeting from mid to end of December. However, if you request a date to meet NEXT year (which is just days away), their calendars are usually wide open. Ask for a meeting in early January and watch your cale