Category Archive for: Sales Management

Meddic the book

MEDDIC The Book, Coming Soon!

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. First Ever Book Written About The MEDDIC Sales Methodology Do you…

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CUSTOMERS-DECISION-CRITERIA-Value-Triangle

The VALUE TRIANGLE

What Is The Value Triangle The Value Triangle is a subset of the customer’s Decision Criteria that we, as a vendor, satisfy and that our competition does not. The larger it is the better the deal is qualified. Best sellers focus on it, enlarge it, make sure it’s solid, review it often with the client…

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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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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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Is There A MEDDIC In The Area?

In addition to the courses that you can take online, we run extremely helpful MEDDIC workshops that we only deliver in-person for now. They help you learn how to apply MEDDIC on a daily basis and practice.

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Announcing MEDDIC Certification

Get MEDDIC Certified™ ! When I started offering online courses on MEDDIC Academy, I had only one goal: to share my knowledge and translate the proven (and older) techniques of management and business into the millennials’ language. I was not expecting such a fast adoption by the market. The consequence is that MEDDIC learners and…

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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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KEEP CALM and develop soft skills

Get Ready For Negative Unemployment Rates

Why Everyone Is Wrong About Automation Killing Jobs We have never been as worried or pessimistic as today about our economy’s ability to create new jobs faster than others vanish. Every week, we see new articles based on new studies that tell us that self-driving cars are going to push all professional drivers out of…

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MEDDIC Characteristics & Benefits

Benefits of Meddic

What are the benefits of MEDDIC sales methodology? This is a question often asked by new MEDDIC Academy clients. It’s a great question. What are the benefits of MEDDIC? Why has MEDDIC become the most renowned sales methodology for Enterprise B-to-B sales? In this article we are going to point out some of the key…

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MEDDIC Definition

Definition of MEDDIC

Definition of MEDDIC Sales What does MEDDIC stand for? MEDDIC is the most renowned Sales Qualification Methodology, applicable to any Enterprise Sales Process which is rather complex. The definition of MEDDIC is the acronym it represents, composed of six elements. They represent the MEDDIC checklist as described below: METRICS: Measure the potential gain leading to the economic…

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