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The new business model: Relationship Selling

Relationship selling is all about empowering sellers to drive customer engagement. In the digital age, engagement isn’t just about in-person interactions. It’s about delivering the type of touch a buyer expects, at the time it is expected in the buying process, in the context of what the buyer needs with a measurable impact (conversion, trust,...

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Relationship sales isn’t just for selling—How marketing can make an impact

Adapting to the ever-evolving behaviors of modern-day B2B buyers is impacting sales teams within B2B companies. It’s also impacting marketing teams that are aligning their sales and marketing strategies are setting themselves up for success. The basis of relationship sales is engaging the right type of touchpoint the buyer expects, at the time it is...

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Customer 2.0: Understanding the Modern buyer through Relationship Selling

When B2B organizations originally implemented a CRM, sales management focused on sales productivity—visibility into forecast, pipeline and activity tracking. This ended up driving a sales management agenda that manages our sellers versus empowering them to deliver value to buyers. From our buyer’s perspective, the focus on productivity and lack of understanding of their journey magnifies...

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Conversations about Business Applications: Momentum and progress

Over the past several weeks, I’ve had an opportunity to spend quality time with several customers, partners, and industry analysts. It’s been incredibly insightful to learn more about their experiences and perspectives on our business and to share with them my optimism and excitement about Microsoft Business Applications. On the recent Microsoft Q2 earnings webcast,...

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Building Personal Relationships through Technology

Over the last decade, the retail industry has undergone a massive transformation. The proliferation of e-commerce expanded customer choice, the rise of social media changed how people gather product details, and the expansion of smartphones placed an unlimited supply of information at our fingertips. All of this means that customer expectations are changing—rapidly....

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Your sales team needs to be quick to impress

The tough stats around personal engagement in sales For three days, 1,400 B2B sales and marketing leaders descended upon Las Vegas to learn, share and experience how we can improve our marketing efficiencies and sales processes, and deliver value in an increasing customer-driven environment. Regardless of your perspective at the beginning of the week, The...

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