At a recent partner conference, CEOs and Presidents of value-added resellers discussed how to support their commercial teams and navigate the evolving landscape of selling, training, organizational design, and trust. Listen as Adele shares the Executives' viewpoints on what to start doing now to defend value in the marketplace.
Topics: Negotiating with Backbone
Is Your Product a Commodity? Is it really? Or, does your customer cry commodity to get you to decrease your price? Adele McLean talks about how you can get out from under the negotiation tactic "cry commodity" to avoid the commodity trap.
I have been reflecting on Travis Umpleby’s article, 3 Qualities of a High-Performance Pricing Team, and I wanted to share some observations from my recent client work about teaming and its impact on project success or failure.
Its hard to believe its been 10 years since we released Pricing with Confidence: 10 Ways to Stop Leaving Money on the table. In that time, the book has become a global success, published in different languages, and read and followed by executives from Fortune 1000 B2B companies.
I received a call late Friday afternoon from one of our clients, a $800m DaaS company. The VP of Sales Transformation had attended a recent Negotiating with BackboneSM workshop and played the role of a Coach. She was collecting revenue-and-profit impact stories from the 30 employees who had also attended the workshop, and she was thrilled with the results they were reporting.
Adele McLean talks about finding your pricing purpose in this week's video blog. Find out if you have succumbed to some of the common pricing pitfalls, like cost-plus and market-based pricing, and how to get your pricing priorities back on track.