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Enabling B2B Sales & Marketing

The salesperson of the future - 6 tips for 2017

Posted by Bruce Rasmussen on 02-Feb-2017 12:19:05

As buyers continue to change how they buy, sales people need to keep evolving.

But how - and why?

In short - the salesperson of the future will be the one that adapts his/her selling processes to match the new way in which buyers buy.

There are lots of disrupting influences in the B2B marketplace at the moment - the move to the cloud, social media, globalisation, etc. These issues are disrupting commerce - but the accompanying change in how buyers buy in particular is disrupting and making irrelevant the "old ways of selling"..

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Topics: B2B Sales, Sales, Sales Methodology

7 Golden Rules of Sales

Posted by Bruce Rasmussen on 12-Jan-2017 16:52:47

You might have heard the analogy about sales (including social selling) being like a cocktail party.

The person at the party people want to talk to is NOT the guy talking about how great he is. Rather, it's the person who's doing active listening - responding to and engaging with what others have to say. 

Sales is the same. Successful salespeople are not those who yammer away at the prospect with a megaphone, talking incessantly about their products and services. Instead, it's the person who listens to the prospect's pain points and challenges, showing understanding by articulating the problem and painting a picture of a solution before ever mentioning their own product. 

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Topics: B2B Sales, Sales, Sales Methodology

How to Construct the Best Sales Methodology

Posted by Bruce Rasmussen on 01-Sep-2016 11:58:27

If you're asking yourself which sales methodology or process you should be using in your business - chances are you're asking the wrong question!

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Topics: B2B Sales, B2B Buyers, Sales, Sales Trends, Sales Methodology

3 Topics for your Next Sales Kickoff

Posted by Bruce Rasmussen on 07-Jun-2016 15:22:03

It's that time of year again - doesn't matter how successful you were last FY, you're about to go back to zero again!

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Topics: Social Selling, Sales Methodology, Disruptive Selling

Disruptive Selling FAQs

Posted by Bruce Rasmussen on 31-May-2016 14:31:25

What is disruptive selling?

Left to their own devices, buyers will engage with sellers well after the buyer has figured out what they want to buy, and from whom. We need to engage with them before they reach that point - "disrupting" their thinking, to "move the goalposts" more in a direction that leads to our unique strengths.

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Topics: Sales Methodology, Disruptive Selling