Rather than creating scripts and pitch decks that encourage you or your sales reps to tell your story, start developing questions that prompt prospects to tell you theirs. Traditional salespeople tell prospects what they think the prospects need to know. Effective sales professionals establish themselves as trusted advisers by asking questions that make their prospects contemplate ideas and alternatives they wouldn’t have thought of on their own.
This week, we have an insightful conversation with Hannah Ajikawo as we explore the fundamental stages of awareness, consideration, decision, and post-purchase, shedding light on the complexities beyond the traditional "funnel" analogy.
We’re all taught at some point that we need to ask for a Call to Action (CTA)– a request that the person we’re talking to commit to do something. And usually, we make that request. But how effectively?
The “forecast” from the salesperson is not based on any meaningful data. It’s more of a guess. Often, what sales leaders hear is best translated as, “See, I’m a closer!” Or, if a deal collapses, as, “Look, it wasn’t my fault.”