Sales Engineering Courage and Leadership

It’s Your Job to Tell the Emperor that He’s Not Wearing Any Clothes

 

I’ve talked a lot about discovery because it’s so important. Now let’s examine what comes next.

After you’ve gathered a sufficient amount of information about an opportunity, you and your account executive decide whether or not this opportunity is a good fit for your company’s products and services.

Often this is much harder than it sounds. Here’s why… Read more of this post

The Joy of Discovery – Part 2

So… after a slightly longer than planned hiatus, let’s get back to our examination of the discovery process. Read more of this post

The Joy of Discovery – Part 1

Dog digging in the sand at the beach

Author’s note: Discovery is a big topic, so big that I’m going to cover it in two parts.

Before you ever decide to demo software to a prospect you first have to conduct a process called discovery. There are at least two different types of discovery: business discovery and technical discovery. Business discovery is a discussion with the prospect that usually covers BANT (Budget, Authority, Need and Timeline.) Most of these topics are the domain of the sales representative, but the critical topic of “need” (ie, why do they need this software?’) overlaps with technical discovery, which is the domain of the sales engineer. Read more of this post