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Sharon Drew Morgen

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When you prepare to meet a prospect, how do you know who or what your competition is? How do you know how to position yourself strategically against them? Do you ‘wing it?’ Do you do research? Where do you get your research from? How do you know your research is adequate or accurate? I’ve got the answers for you. eCompetitors is this amazing site that has me gobsmacked (did i spell that right?). It does all of the research  you could ever wish for, on 11,445 global industries and companies at the line-of-business level. That means that it checks out everything – e v e r y t h i n g – about a company that you could ever, ever need to know, and then some. Here is some of what I gleaned from playing with the site with co-owner Alan Michaels – and please forgive me here for going on and on. I was truly amazed. When you look up an industry, you get to choose whichever c... (more)

Just What Exactly Is Email For?

Email Archiving Journal I don’t know about you, but when I get long emails my eyes go running around my head. Too many words for me to take in during a busy day when I’m sure I’m suffering from some form of ADHD as I try to multitask beyond human capability. So I ask folks to please, please, puLEASE not send me long emails. But they do anyway. And then they get mad when I don’t read them – especially when they’ve written something personal. They actually expect me to put down what I’m doing and read a one-way missive, interpret what they are meaning and feeling against how I in... (more)

Why is a 90% failure rate ok?

Why is a 90% failure rate ok? is a post from: Sharon Drew Morgen The sales model builds in a 90% failure rate and we expect that! We build it right into the entire system: We hire 10X more sales people to get the results we seek, we expect and get 50% longer sales cycles than we could be having, we face objections because people are responding to the sales model itself, we lose clients we shouldn’t lose. And we consider all of this de rigour. What a waste – not only for sellers, but for buyers. This doesn’t need to happen. Sales is just an incomplete model that we’ve accepted as... (more)

How do you buy? Steps in a buying decision

People are getting confused about the terms buying decision journey, buying path, buy-cycle, helping buyers buy, and  buying  decisions. Using a case study, let’s look at how a real buying decision happens. When I began using the terms in the 80s my meaning described a change management process to lead buyers through their non-solution/non-need-related, behind-the-scenes internal and political issues that enable all who touch the solution to buy-in. Lately I’ve noticed the terms applied to the sales end of the buying decision – that 10% of the buyer’s journey that manages the  p... (more)

Cloud-Based LeadFormix Is a Necessary Sales Enablement Tool

Highly proactive. Cloud based. Lead insight data. Convert to qualified lead. Actionable intelligence. Up-sell opportunities. Holistic overview of each site visitor. Leadformix is a wonderful tool to add to the sales technology process. They provide ’superior lead intelligence’ using their unique platform. Cool, right? Great for the new marketing initiative of bringing in good leads to the sales team. Here are a few things that Leadformix can do: Intent assess the intent of the website visitor provides a company level view which reveals where the company is in their solution pur... (more)