Facilitating Success, One Decision At A Time

Sharon Drew Morgen

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NOTE: Due to the holidays, we are reposting favorite posts. Original posts will resume January 5th. 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 interpret their words, then gather my own thoughts and feelings along the way that I can’t manage cuz the communication is one-way and obviously my thoughts and feelings have no credence – and then, then… then what? I ... (more)

Podcasts: Easy Listening

  I decided to give you all of the podcasts, videos, and audio files of the interviews I’ve done so you can kick back and enjoy some ‘easy listening’ if you find listening easier than reading. I believe that you’ll be able to upload many of these onto your MP3 player for when you’re working out at the gym and need to get your mind off of the pain. Tony Parinello Interview: Listen while long-time friends Tony and Sharon Drew banter about sales, how buyers buy, and what to do once you’re in front of VITO. Tony Parinello Q&A: Hear Sharon Drew and Tony take audience questions – and... (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)

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)

Developing Strategic Content

I’m going to ask you a few questions. No answers today. Just questions you may want to answer for yourselves. How will you know that the content you are providing is the appropriate content for your prospect base? What skills do you need to have in addition to the ones you already have, to ensure that the right folks find – and purchase – your solution? What do you need to do differently to ensure that the right prospects know how to differentiate you from the competition? How will you know that one strategic plan would work better than another? How do you know what level of conte... (more)