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Inbound Engagement
The Rules of Engagement for Inbound Sales
Carole Mahoney, Sales Coach
@icarolemahoney
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This is me.
Mom.
Mainah.
Sales coach.
Entrepreneur.
Recovering marketer.
@icarolemahoney
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Is this you?
C-Suite
Sales Executive/Manager
Sales rep
Entrepreneur
@icarolemahoney
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Buyers don’t want to be tricked or hacked.
@icarolemahoney
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Salespeople don’t trust
salespeople!
The Trust Project
2012 Objective
Management Group
@icarolemahoney
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Buyers want to
engage...
@icarolemahoney
Source: 2015 SiriusDecision B2B
Buying Guide
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...but with whom?
@icarolemahoney
Source: SalesforLife/IDC
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Mindset
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and
believe, it can achieve.” ~Napoleon Hill
@icarolemahoney
1. Never about you. Help people buy right.
2. Be transparent. Look for the no.
3. Take baby steps to speed up the process....
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The Buyer Engagement Matrix
TOFU Do they have a problem I can fix?
Do they know it?
Do they want it fixed?
MOFU ...
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What are the elements a great salesperson?
Supportive
Beliefs
Doesn’t
Need
Approval
Controls
Emotions
Supportive...
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Decision maker hide and seek.
@icarolemahoney
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TOFU
Turn Education and Attention to Interest
“Qualify the company, not the contact.” ~Trish Bertuzzi
@icarolema...
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TOFU Checklist
Do they have a problem I
can fix?
Do they know it?
Do they want it fixed?
Buyer
Is this a problem...
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Baby steps.
@icarolemahoney
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● Linkedin
● Quora
● Twitter
● Facebook
● Instagram
Social Media Interaction
@icarolemahoney
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Content Cocktail Party Rule
● Thought leadership
● Create
● Comment
● Share
● Shelf life
@icarolemahoney
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Content Download ● Did it download ok?
● How did you find it?
● Your idea, or someone
else’s request?
● Any ah-h...
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Webinars ● Why did you sign up?
● What were you hoping for?
● Did you have an aha
moment?
● What was your #1 tak...
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Conferences ● Is this your first time here?
● What are you famous for?
● What other shows have you
been to?
● Ar...
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Buyer
Context
Image credit: Chris Skinner
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TOFU Questions
● How did we get together? How did you find me?
● How did you get in this business? What are your...
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MOFU
Create Interest and Desire for a Solution
“The trusted advisor status is achieved by few, but
aspired to by...
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MOFU Checklist
Can they tell me to fix it?
Can they pay me?
Buyer
Do I need to fix it now?
How have others fixed...
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Straight from the...
@icarolemahoney
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Disqualification ● Do they value your time?
● Do you have their attention?
● Are they using you to keep a
vendor...
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No fixing
@icarolemahoney
Image credit: HubSpot blog
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It’s not you, it’s me realizing you are terrible for me.
@icarolemahoney
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MOFU Questions
● Where is this in your priorities?
● Does that ever work for you?
● Has it always been that way?...
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BOFU
Narrow Selection, Get Action
Commitments, and Ensure Satisfaction
“Close before you propose.”
@icarolemahon...
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BOFU Checklist
Do they believe that I
understand their world?
Do they believe I have the
expertise to help them?...
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Everyone is nervous.
@icarolemahoney
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The salesperson...
● Did I do everything?
● Can I handle their objections?
● This is what it all comes down
to.
...
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The buyer... ● Uh-oh, how much is this
going to cost? Can I get a
better price?
● Now they are going to try to
t...
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The proposal problem.
@icarolemahoney
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The proposal solution.
@icarolemahoney
Hey, wait your turn!
I’m next in line
to write my own
proposal.
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BOFU Questions
● Does everybody agree?
● I'm not the one. Am I? Are we done here?
● Is that everything? What did...
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Questions?
@icarolemahoney
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Contact me.
e@carolemahoney.com
Download the 1st 3 chapters of
the book:
www.allboundassociates.com/ingagements
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So many inbound leads, so few inbound sales people. What's an inbound buyer to do?

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  1. 1. INBOUND15 Inbound Engagement The Rules of Engagement for Inbound Sales Carole Mahoney, Sales Coach @icarolemahoney
  2. 2. INBOUND15 This is me. Mom. Mainah. Sales coach. Entrepreneur. Recovering marketer. @icarolemahoney
  3. 3. INBOUND15 Is this you? C-Suite Sales Executive/Manager Sales rep Entrepreneur @icarolemahoney
  4. 4. INBOUND15 Buyers don’t want to be tricked or hacked. @icarolemahoney
  5. 5. INBOUND15 Salespeople don’t trust salespeople! The Trust Project 2012 Objective Management Group @icarolemahoney
  6. 6. INBOUND15 Buyers want to engage... @icarolemahoney Source: 2015 SiriusDecision B2B Buying Guide
  7. 7. INBOUND15 ...but with whom? @icarolemahoney Source: SalesforLife/IDC
  8. 8. INBOUND15 Mindset “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” ~Napoleon Hill @icarolemahoney
  9. 9. 1. Never about you. Help people buy right. 2. Be transparent. Look for the no. 3. Take baby steps to speed up the process. 4. Prospects are people, opportunities are conversations. Key mindsets = the rules. @icarolemahoney
  10. 10. INBOUND15 The Buyer Engagement Matrix TOFU Do they have a problem I can fix? Do they know it? Do they want it fixed? MOFU Can they tell me to fix it? Can they pay me? BOFU Do they believe that I understand their world? Do they believe I have the expertise to help? Do they want my help? @icarolemahoney
  11. 11. INBOUND15 What are the elements a great salesperson? Supportive Beliefs Doesn’t Need Approval Controls Emotions Supportive Buy Cycle Comfortable Discussing Money Handles Rejection @icarolemahoney Source: Objective Management Group Icons by The Noun Project
  12. 12. INBOUND15 Decision maker hide and seek. @icarolemahoney
  13. 13. INBOUND15 TOFU Turn Education and Attention to Interest “Qualify the company, not the contact.” ~Trish Bertuzzi @icarolemahoney
  14. 14. INBOUND15 TOFU Checklist Do they have a problem I can fix? Do they know it? Do they want it fixed? Buyer Is this a problem? What if I don’t fix it? Can I fix it myself? Who can help me decide? @icarolemahoney
  15. 15. INBOUND15 Baby steps. @icarolemahoney
  16. 16. INBOUND15 ● Linkedin ● Quora ● Twitter ● Facebook ● Instagram Social Media Interaction @icarolemahoney
  17. 17. INBOUND15 Content Cocktail Party Rule ● Thought leadership ● Create ● Comment ● Share ● Shelf life @icarolemahoney
  18. 18. INBOUND15 Content Download ● Did it download ok? ● How did you find it? ● Your idea, or someone else’s request? ● Any ah-ha moments? ● Why did you select XYZ on the form? @icarolemahoney
  19. 19. INBOUND15 Webinars ● Why did you sign up? ● What were you hoping for? ● Did you have an aha moment? ● What was your #1 takeaway? ● Did you get the promised follow-up? @icarolemahoney
  20. 20. INBOUND15 Conferences ● Is this your first time here? ● What are you famous for? ● What other shows have you been to? ● Are you here for leads or solutions? ● Who are you looking to meet? @icarolemahoney
  21. 21. INBOUND15@icarolemahoney Buyer Context Image credit: Chris Skinner
  22. 22. INBOUND15 TOFU Questions ● How did we get together? How did you find me? ● How did you get in this business? What are your responsibilities? How is that measured? ● What do you struggle with? ● Was this totally your idea? ● What are you hearing in meetings from decision makers? @icarolemahoney
  23. 23. INBOUND15 MOFU Create Interest and Desire for a Solution “The trusted advisor status is achieved by few, but aspired to by many...” ~Chris Skinner @icarolemahoney
  24. 24. INBOUND15 MOFU Checklist Can they tell me to fix it? Can they pay me? Buyer Do I need to fix it now? How have others fixed it? Who can fix it? Can I afford to have it fixed? @icarolemahoney
  25. 25. INBOUND15 Straight from the... @icarolemahoney
  26. 26. INBOUND15 Disqualification ● Do they value your time? ● Do you have their attention? ● Are they using you to keep a vendor honest? ● Do they buy on price or value? ● Do they have a referral mindset? @icarolemahoney In? Out?
  27. 27. INBOUND15 No fixing @icarolemahoney Image credit: HubSpot blog
  28. 28. INBOUND15 It’s not you, it’s me realizing you are terrible for me. @icarolemahoney
  29. 29. INBOUND15 MOFU Questions ● Where is this in your priorities? ● Does that ever work for you? ● Has it always been that way? ● Am I the first person you have told about this? ● What happens if you do nothing? ● How will you decide if we should work together? @icarolemahoney
  30. 30. INBOUND15 BOFU Narrow Selection, Get Action Commitments, and Ensure Satisfaction “Close before you propose.” @icarolemahoney
  31. 31. INBOUND15 BOFU Checklist Do they believe that I understand their world? Do they believe I have the expertise to help them? Do they want my help? Buyer Do they understand what I want, need and can do? Are they trustworthy and credible? Whose help do I want? @icarolemahoney
  32. 32. INBOUND15 Everyone is nervous. @icarolemahoney
  33. 33. INBOUND15 The salesperson... ● Did I do everything? ● Can I handle their objections? ● This is what it all comes down to. ● I’d think it over if I were them… ● They’re never going to buy… ● If I don’t get this sale, I can’t pay the bills. ● I can’t upset them by asking that. @icarolemahoney
  34. 34. INBOUND15 The buyer... ● Uh-oh, how much is this going to cost? Can I get a better price? ● Now they are going to try to trick me… ● I’m not sure… what if? ● Past experience. @icarolemahoney
  35. 35. INBOUND15 The proposal problem. @icarolemahoney
  36. 36. INBOUND15 The proposal solution. @icarolemahoney Hey, wait your turn! I’m next in line to write my own proposal.
  37. 37. INBOUND15 BOFU Questions ● Does everybody agree? ● I'm not the one. Am I? Are we done here? ● Is that everything? What did we miss? ● Where do we start? What would that look like? ● Do you believe I understand the problem and can help? ● Do you want my help? @icarolemahoney
  38. 38. INBOUND15 Questions? @icarolemahoney
  39. 39. INBOUND15 Contact me. e@carolemahoney.com Download the 1st 3 chapters of the book: www.allboundassociates.com/ingagements @icarolemahoney “Everything is sales.”

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