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?’.

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

What to do When You Can’t Get a Meeting With the Decision Maker

The Center for Sales Strategy

Everyone wants a piece of the "big cheese"… the "head-honcho," the "main man" or "main woman," or otherwise known as the decision maker. What makes it even more challenging, is that everyone else is trying to get face time with the same decision maker as you.

Leveraging Data and Story to engage Decision Makers

Babette Ten Haken

How comfortable are you incorporating story into your data to engage and retain decision makers? Clearly, data is frequently used by sales teams to justify initial purchase of your organization’s products and services.

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

Smart Selling Tools

While that’s great news for most, the rapid turnover may actually disrupt the goals of sales and marketing professionals. Admit it, you’ve invested time and resources to prepare for a sales call, only to find you’ve reached the wrong person. Who’s the right decision-maker now?

Multiple Decision Makers? 5 Strategies for an Easier Sales Process

Hubspot Sales

You might sell a product that genuinely makes conducting business easier, but this doesn't grant you a simple sales process. The sales process can be long, tedious, and frustrating, no matter how innovative your product may be. It also confuses and delays the decision-making process.

How Can I Get Access to the Real Decision Makers?

Sales Benchmark Index

20 years ago buyers were dependent on sales representatives. Social Selling LinkedIn Sales Rep Resources Social Prospecting Selling in the information age can be challenging. The representative was the main source for providing product insights and education.

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? Stop scratching around for sales and learn how to sell the modern way with Sean McPheat’s FREE 40 minute online training session.

What Percentage of New Salespeople Reach Decision Makers?

Understanding the Sales Force

My team at Objective Management Group (OMG) built a great new tool and this one does not help us to more effectively evaluate sales forces and assess sales candidates. Dave Kurlan booking appointments reaching decision makers phone prospecting top of the funnel

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.

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

Why Technical Decision Makers remain Skeptical of You

Babette Ten Haken

Technical decision makers are skeptical by nature. First, they do not assume anything, including the validity of marketing and sales materials. As a result, these decision makers continuously validate the technical and scientific truth underpinning What They Know.

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. Could it be that the need to be liked - by itself - is a predictor of sales success?

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. sales #buyersmind Tweet This.

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. How to Identify Sales Prospects.

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

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. Issue Date: 2013-10-07. Author: Henry Schuck.

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.

4 Tips for Selling to Multiple Decision Makers

Carew International

Selling to multiple decision makers is a universal challenge for sales professionals. Often times, it isn’t just the number of decision makers, it’s the inability to get all decision makers in the same place at the same time to explore, discuss or to hear our sales presentation. As a result, we may have individuals involved in the purchase decision with whom we have had no direct contact. Customer Buyer Personas Sales Training

Sales Tips: Maintaining Contact with Decision Makers

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Maintaining Contact with Decision Makers. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. When sellers begin at decision maker levels: Opportunities can be more quickly qualified.

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.

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. The sales person makes a few dozen calls, all with little positive results.

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. Call the sales department in the company you’re trying to reach and introduce yourself to the salesperson you connect with.

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

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.

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.

2 Selling Shortcuts That Will Always Work

Understanding the Sales Force

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

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

MarketJoy

Savvy sales professionals know that the most fruitful lead generation activities come from in-depth knowledge of exactly who you are talking to. It is also about understanding the difference between decision makers, gate-keepers, and influencers. Knowing the nature of each can make the whole sales process slicker and more effective. How to Identify Sales Prospects. Decision Makers. The Sales and Marketing Blog from MarketJoy, Inc. Share.

Sales Tips: Who Is REALLY the Decision Maker?

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Who Is REALLY the Decision Maker? By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. The two most influential members of the buying committee were the SVP of WW Sales and the Manager of Sales Training. Looking at the org chart, many sellers would have assumed the SVP was the decision maker. sales tips selling tips sales process sales technique sales tip selling technique

A Game Plan for Dealing with the Non-Decision Maker

Sales Gravy

of the time when a sales person asks a non-decision maker if they can speak with their boss, the sales person is rejected. It’s a FAILED sales strategy. Yet, most sales people keep running that same play and get nowhere with it. Ideally sale99.9%

7 Sales Demo Tips for Selling Software

DiscoverOrg Sales

says Director of Sales Michael Veschio. A lot of companies struggle to get prospects to show up to sales demos. Effective salespeople are focused instead on solution sales : A thoughtful sales demo process that addresses issues specific to the customer.

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. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. I was working on an opportunity to sell sales training and process.

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

SalesforLife

In this week’s roundup, we’re sharing articles from both the LinkedIn Sales Blog and SiriusDecisions. The first blog by Alex Hisaka covers how to leverage social selling to identify key decision-makers including advanced searches, LinkedIn groups and more. Social Selling LinkedIn SalesIn 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.

Two different approaches to getting in-the-door

Sales 2.0

If you run a small company, you usually end up being one of your company’s early sales people. I graduated from Wharton’s MBA program in 1993 and had no sales training at all. Along the way I read every sales book I could find and then over time became friendly with many of the authors.

9 B2B Sales Closing Techniques You Can Use Today

DiscoverOrg Sales

First things first: People buy from people first, product second , according to Director of Sales Steve Wernke. Here’s how to manage so much winning, with 9 tips from our top sales closers. And if they are a CEO or the decision maker, they have the power to make it happen.”

Sales Tips: 4 Qualifications for Earning Senior Decision Maker Face Time

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: 4 Qualifications for Earning Senior Decision Maker Face Time. Senior Decision Makers think, speak and act using the language of business, which is finance. It equips salespeople with a repeatable process and Sales Ready Messaging®.

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.