When CEB reported that 57% of the buyer’s journey was happening without the engagement of sales, it led to the mistaken assumption that sales had no role in the early part of the buying decision. Similarly, when SiriusDecisions reported that 67% of the buyer’s decision-making journey happens digitally, once again the assumption was that sales had no role in the process. Yes, … [Read more...] about Status Quo is Your Biggest Competitor
In the iconic movie classic, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella hears a voice that insists that “If you build it, he will come.” Acting on instinct, Ray builds a baseball field in his backyard Iowa cornfield. As we find out much later in the movie, the calling Ray felt had bigger implications than just the appearance of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and the 1919 Chicago White Sox who show … [Read more...] about Getting on First with Buyers
With heightened buyer expectations and sellers struggling valiantly to keep up, it has never been more important to invest in your own learning and development. Why? The answer is simple. Learners are earners. Economists from the University of Padova, Italy, conducted a study a few years ago and determined that individuals who read for self-education earned 21% … [Read more...] about Learn = Earn!
Last week, I was making it rain opportunities through networking and education with over 1,000 sales professionals at SalesLoft’s Rainmaker 2019 conference. SalesLoft, a hometown tech success here in the ATL, launched Rainmaker in 2014. As I was putting this post together, I hopped into my time machine and zipped back to 2015 when I first attended Rainmaker and wrote about my … [Read more...] about Making it Rain in 2019!