Often you and the whole team are totally focused on the great advantages that you provide with your products and services. You consistently make a rational case for the sale of your products, unaware that 99% of buying decisions are made on irrational, emotional bases, led primarily by fear of making a bad decision.
I have several clients whose products and services are demonstrably better than those of their competitors, based on independently verifiable measures.
Nevertheless, these clients do not always win their deals—in fact, when we first meet them, they are typically losing out on many deals where they offered a superior solution.
Why is that? How can that happen? If you base your sales strategy on “we’re the best,” you’re bound to lose.
Occasionally my sales fantasies turn into realities. When it happens, it’s so
easy to be seduced by this low-hanging fruit. Outwardly, I try to appear calm, cool and collected – a true professional. But inside, every inch of my body wants to scream out, “Take me! Take me!”