Recently, there was a boat show at a dock near our home and I decided to pop in and take a look at what’s new and exciting. It’s fun to amble down the dock and look at the many options, from motorboats to sailing boats and everything in between.
We’re all in sales, right? Well, maybe. I think the answer depends on what you mean by that (intent) and how you define “sales.”
As Matt Dixon (of Challenger Sale and Challenger Customer fame) points out in his latest book “The Jolt Effect”, B2B salespeople have been preconditioned by most of the established sales methodologies to focus on cultivating their customer’s fear of missing out (FOMO).
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This article, first published in the International Journal of Sales Transformation, leads to the conclusion - which I suspect will come as no surprise to regular readers - that we need to stop talking about the "value" of our so-called "solutions" and start focusing on the value of our customer's outcomes...
It seems as if the phrase “sell on value, not on price” must have been around since shortly after the dawn of B2B selling, and it would be hard to argue with the sentiment. But what do we actually mean by value - and perhaps more important, how do our customers perceive value?