Category Archive for: Management

Reasons why MEDDIC

12 Reasons Why Sales Leaders Need A MEDDPICC Training Now!

Why a MEDDPICC Training now? Sales leaders are usually conscious of the continuous need for training for their teams. However, they don’t necessarily see the specific issues and challenges they face every day, which could be resolved with our educational programs here at MEDDIC Academy. So how to know if there is an urgent need?…

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Budget

Why You Should Never Ask About A Customer’s Budget

In Transactional sales, Budget is key In transactional sales with a short sales cycle and low value-added sales, it’s been prevalent to use the customer’s budget to qualify a sales opportunity. It makes sense. The budget is a crucial qualifier. The Budget is even a pillar of the framework for several older sales methodologies and…

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MEDDIC Sales Kickoff MEDDPICC SKO

MEDDIC Sales Kickoff : The Perfect Agenda

A MEDDIC Sales kickoff should be inspirational, short and valuable. I’m sure everyone agrees with that. But what is an inspirational event? For example, you might be wondering, “should we invest in a top-notch motivational speaker?” Or “should we take them to the luxury resort of their dreams?”  Time is your sales force’s most valuable asset.…

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sales methodology

Sales Culture vs. Sales Methodology

Sales culture is a set of habits and behaviors of a sales team in a consistent way. That’s both internally and externally.

Meddic the book

[update] MEDDIC The Book, Is Here!

[UPDATE]: Registration closed. The book is out. Grab your copy here. I’m excited to announce the arrival of my new book. No surprise! Of course it’s about sales qualification. ALWAYS BE QUALIFYING. You are welcome to call it MEDDIC-The-Book. More on it later. For now, sign up to get on the list to be notified.…

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Enterprise Software Paul Graham

How Is Enterprise Software Sales Different?

An edition of this article, titled “Paul Graham doesn’t understand enterprise software” was published earlier this week on Venture Beat. As a philosophy lover, I follow Y Combinator founder Paul Graham on Twitter mostly because of his philosophical comments and quotes related to technology. Yesterday, I saw this on my Twitter feed: I wondered why he’s attacking…

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Symptoms Requiring Immediate MEDDIC Training

Enterprise sellers may look healthy, be in great shape, be fun to interact with, show amazing forecasts at the beginning of the quarter but sometimes despite the great look, they find reasons why their deals didn’t close on time. They may show signs and symptoms that prove they need an in-dept MEDDIC training and workshop.…

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BANT banned

Should BANT Be Banned?

This week I was privileged to be invited to speak at a Sales Kick Off in Chicago and to spend time with a wonderful sales team. As we were reviewing qualification criteria from the sales rep’s perspective, a question was asked about BUDGET which is the B of BANT. My response was different than what…

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7 habits sales people on weekends Darius Lahoutifard

Seven Habits of Highly Successful Salespeople On Weekends

Happy Weekend! During my career, I have observed successful business people, whether they were in sales, in leadership or self employed and have heard them talking about some similar habits on weekends. Based on seven top habits that I have seen, here are my recommendations for your weekends. 1. Entertain yourself and enjoy the time…

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