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David Svigel

David Svigel
David helped launch ROI Selling with the vision of bringing other like-minded value practitioners together to deliver seamless value selling programs. He contributes to the firm’s strategic path and is active in all aspects of the business. His focus is on helping clients construct their value proposition, tool delivery, and client service. He has extensive B2B market planning, marketing, and sales enablement experience with Fortune 500 enterprises as well as startup companies. Through all these roles, he studied how a solution’s value was (and wasn’t) communicated to customers. David took the learnings from those successes and failures and helped create a set of value-based marketing and sales tools adapted to today’s technology. David earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cleveland State University. He serves on the planning committee for OHTec’s Sales & Marketing Group and volunteers his time across his community. David and his wife enjoy small town life and sharing the unique experiences and conversations that come with having a daughter in the sixth grade.
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Recent Posts

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.

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.

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.

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?

10 Guiding Principles of a Successful Value Selling Tool

With value selling tools, sellers can develop a more persuasive business case with insights into customer problems. And buyers can justify investing in a solution whose value is expressed in dollars and cents. In our experience, successful value selling tools adhere to ten core principles.

Complex Solution Sales: This is How to Win More Deals

Societal upheaval over the past year has profoundly changed the buyer’s journey. Beyond mandates and restrictions, buyer behavior has been influenced by declining levels of trust in government, institutions, and other people. The result is that buyers have become less trusting and more firmly rooted in their beliefs.

How a Dynamic Value Proposition Leads to New Growth Opportunities

Value propositions need to be constantly refreshed as customer, competitor, and market dynamics change, which is all the time. Successful, energetic companies embrace this renewal and use it to sustain ongoing profitable growth. Let’s examine more closely why and how to adopt this approach.

3 Keys to Effectively Highlight Your Solution’s Value

What’s your sales strategy for 2021? The global pandemic has wreaked havoc in every business sector and will likely dominate the economy going into next year. And the upcoming presidential election is sure to add more uncertainty. What better time to build a 2021 sales strategy that focuses on delivering business value?