Closing the Million Dollar Deal

How did one of my clients close a million dollar deal? 1. It started with  an event – a prospect, someone she had not done business with in the past, came to an event geared toward educating our audience on the trends and risks associated with today’s cyber criminals. 2. An assessment was done – […]

Shoot Straight…Why the Elusive Proposal?

For some reason, discussing money is the major hurdle.  Yesterday I had several sales calls with potential buyers.  One example stands out… We had discussed the need, talked about options, come to a conclusion on next steps, and even picked dates to begin.  My prospect then said, “Send me a proposal with some options and […]

Refocusing Your Discovery Process

Several companies I am working with right now are going through various assessment and discovery programs to create justification for larger projects.  This builds on the material presented online last week. The problem is, most assessments are too technical.  A change is needed if justification is going to be found in your discovery/assessment process.  Here […]

Creating an Effective UC Value Prop – Using Discovery

In a recent sales opportunity we (the seller and myself acting as a sales coach) were charged with providing a competitive quote on unified communications (UC) products.  The company already uses UC, so the quote is simply an upgrade.  The seller assembled the quote, listing all of the necessary hardware, software, and services to move […]