How to Gain Market Share with a Tech Product or Service

During my time in field sales, I wanted to obtain the business of Dental Schools and Hospitals. After obtaining meetings and making presentations to prominent Dentists, I was informed that they could not buy from me. After handling objections, showing how my offerings were better than the competition, I found out why. The decision-makers explainedContinue reading “How to Gain Market Share with a Tech Product or Service”

How & Why People Buy Tech Products

1. What motivates people to buy a tech product or service? 2. How do people find a tech product or service to buy? I surveyed my LinkedIn audience for answers. 1. What motivates people to buy a tech product or service? People buy a technology product or service for many reasons.  2. How do people findContinue reading “How & Why People Buy Tech Products”

How to Create Marketing that Enables Sales & CX Teams

I asked my LinkedIn audience If the Sales and Marketing function merged and run by Sales, What would be your main focus? Why? As you can see, 68% of those surveyed said that increase lead generation and demand generation was a top priority. What this means is that people see Marketing as a vehicle toContinue reading “How to Create Marketing that Enables Sales & CX Teams”

What’s the Hardest Part of Product Marketing The Job of a Product Marketer

What is the hardest part of Product Marketing? LinkedIn poll of my audience Marketers need to develop and deploy a buyer-centric go-to-market strategy. It is time for marketers to ask better questions about buyers. What is the role of a Product Marketer? I covered the Product Marketing Community workshop to find out. Workshop Topics includedContinue reading “What’s the Hardest Part of Product Marketing The Job of a Product Marketer”

How &Why People Buy Technology

When marketing and selling a product or service, it is important to ask two questions to understand your buyers. 1.What motivates people to buy a product or service? 2.How do people find a product or service to buy? I surveyed my LinkedIn audience for answers. 1. What motivates people to buy a product or Service?Continue reading “How &Why People Buy Technology”

9 Strategies to Support Sales Teams to Close More Deals & Make More Sales

Sales processes include the following: customer development,   prospecting, discovery calls, closing deals, cross-selling, upselling, post-sales implementation, customer experience, obtaining referrals, and testimonials. What is the hardest part of the sales process? I surveyed my LinkedIn audience to find out. Survey Results Of those surveyed, 53 % said closing deals was the hardest part ofContinue reading “9 Strategies to Support Sales Teams to Close More Deals & Make More Sales”

9 Techniques to Overcoming Customer Objections

In sales, everyone has to be able to overcome objections to be successful. The best way to overcome objections is to prevent them. This can be done by providing a thorough sales presentation that covers all the information about your products and services. Also, you must address any questions the prospect has immediately. However, objectionsContinue reading “9 Techniques to Overcoming Customer Objections”

Why People Do Marketing & Their Challenges

People do Marketing for different reasons and they have different sets of challenges concerning the Marketing they do. I conducted two surveys of my LinkedIn audience. I asked the following:  1.What do you hope to gain from your marketing efforts? 2. What is your biggest marketing challenge? Why? Based on survey findings, 56 percent ofContinue reading “Why People Do Marketing & Their Challenges”

Marketing New Product features to Prospects & Customers: What I’d Do

If I was going to launch a bunch of new product features and I was tasked with developing a social media marketing campaign to market these features to existing customers and generate new leads. What questions might I have when starting to plan the campaign? I would ask: Which channels do customers use when makingContinue reading “Marketing New Product features to Prospects & Customers: What I’d Do”

Ways to Deliver Value to Customers with Content

Creating content that engages customers is key. Another key element to creating customer-centered presentations and digital content is knowledge of buyer learning styles. In other words, how do buyers learn best? There are three learning styles, Visual, Auditory, and kinesthetic. 65 percent of learners are Visual but this is not everyone. Survey Results I surveyedContinue reading “Ways to Deliver Value to Customers with Content”