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Do Your Value Selling Tools Speak Your Customer’s Language?

I recently met with the marketing manager at a new ROI Selling client. While reviewing a draft of their new value selling tool, the manager commented, “Customers don’t think about it that way and they would never say that. That’s our internal language about our product.” Oops. How did that happen?

Fine Tune Your Value Selling Tools to Boost Adoption and Sales

Wonder why your buyers and sales teams aren’t using your value selling tools? Chances are they’re built around a product-centric value proposition and creating unwanted complexity, despite your best intentions. Here are two strategies for fine tuning your value selling tools and increasing adoption.

Sell Successfully to the CFO Using These 5 Easy Steps

Sellers have been told for years to “sell higher in the organization.” This is especially true for complex sales, which require the approval of the CFO or another senior-level financial leader. Unfortunately, financial approval remains elusive, partly because sellers are often unprepared.

5 Easy Steps to Better Estimating Labor Savings in Your Business Case

Labor savings is the value dimension most often challenged by prospects when building a business case. Why is it so tough to get customer buy-in for your labor-saving estimates? While the answer will vary by company, these hesitancies are often at the core.

Why Do We Make Irrational Economic Decisions in Life and in Business?

In B2B buying decisions and consumer purchases, humans do not always make optimal or even rational economic decisions, as predicted by Rational Choice Theory. If this is true, why do we continue to preach value-based selling? The fascinating and evolving study of Behavioral Economics may hold the answers.

How to Engage Buyers and Sell More with Personalized Information

The buyer's journey has evolved from a linear, predictable process to a complex expedition with twists, turns, and multiple decision points. Unfettered access to information puts the buyer in charge but something important is missing: a clear perspective of a product's value to the business.

4 Ways to Avoid Complexity in Your Value Selling Tools

Why would a company abandon its existing value selling tools after investing in their development? The answer is often simple: the tools are too complex and the sales team won’t use them. To better understand how to deploy more effective value selling tools, it is first important to understand how and why they are too complex.

How to Persuade More Buyers with a Better, More Focused Business Case

An effective business case conveys your solution’s value and impact as they relate to the specific needs of your buyer. Although different levels of approval are often needed, a business case should be tailored to include the messaging and metrics most important to the decision maker.

How to Win More Sales by Improving Your Value Calculation

A well-designed value calculator gives buyers an easy way to analyze your solution’s impact on their bottom line and get meaningful answers to their questions. One of the biggest challenges is ensuring that the results are defensible and believable enough for users to engage with your sales team.

See How Value Selling Can Help Overcome the Growing Buyer-Seller Gap

A key stop for many on the buyer’s journey is understanding the value of an offering. Does your marketing or sales organization know which buyers would benefit from knowing your solution’s value? If they do know, how well do they communicate your value proposition to those buyers?