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Are Your Q2 Revenue Projections Fact or Fiction?

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Hope everyone had a safe and great long weekend. Last week on the site we had Mason Bendigo from the Breathin’ Air podcast on as our guest in a don’t miss episode where we talked about how he found his way to settle in as he moved to new places as a kid, the role college athletics played in getting him ready to be a professional in medical device sales and of course his amazing and insightful Breathin’ Air Podcast.

Happy Selling,


Fact or Fiction? Assessing your Sales Situation

With Q2 coming quickly to a close, you may be wondering what deals will really come in and which deals won’t. Here’s a little something to help you and we’re here if you need us after checking in to see what business is fact or fiction.

Do you believe out Definition of Selling?
Selling is 
Understanding what the customer needs and wants. 
Being Brutally honest about your ability to meet of exceed their expectations. 
If yes are you better than any competitive alternative 
if No. Do you have the ability to influence what they need and want.
If you believe fist and foremost in out definition of selling here a self assessment of reality (be brutally honest with yourself). On your top must win deals can you answer Yes, Maybe or No to the following questions.
If you have all yes. go close the deal and take the commission
If Maybe go engage with your contacts at the customer and find out
In No either commit to changing your position in the deal or get it out of your pipeline.

Can You…	Yes	Maybe	No
Identify the most important individuals (3-4) who are engaged in the buying process
Identify each individuals role in the buying process
Decision Maker
For each individual, 
confirm the key buying criteria
 expectation levels
 and weighting of importance
Using the Perception Index (PI)
determine how your solution meets each buying criteria and customer expectation level (CEL)
Using the Perception Index (PI)
determine how each competitor’s solution meets each buying criteria and customer expectation level (CEL) 
Prioritize top 3 competitors

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Session Description

The world has changed in previously unthinkable ways in the past 60 days. For the IT community, OEMs, and channel partners those shifting business that is equally true. Clearly some areas of Tech are losing out, while other areas are having unprecedented growth and will continue to accelerate. Partners are feeling pressure like never before. In some cases it’s a financial strain, while in other cases it is meeting customer expectations. In this session you will get a view of “what we know has changed” based on real world feedback from countless interviews with peers in the industry and end user decision makers. Drawing on that feedback you will be given insight into strategies and tactics used to navigate that new landscape, ways to identify changes in the end user’s buying process, and strategies to get projects prioritized.

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Tim Kubiak is a Business Geek, Nomad, Aging Metal Head, Nerd, & Coffee Addict. Plus the only big guy at Hot Yoga. For over 25 years he's been building high-performance sales teams globally. With over 2 billion in lifetime sales in goods and services. Tim works as a coach mentor with Founders, Business Owners, Executives, and High Performing individuals to transform companies, bring new solutions to market and achieve their professional goals.

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