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The Challenger Sale - Matt Dixon

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Matt Dixon - Author of the Challenger Sales & Executive Director, Sales & Service Practice at CEB

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-dixon/1/17a/8b2
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  • This is good stuff! I just posted the link to this as part of a comment I made on a recent article in the Harvard Business Review on qualities to consider when interviewing for sales candidates check out - https://hbr.org/2016/08/the-20-most-common-things-that-come-up-during-reference-checks. My Regional Sales Director asked our whole team to buy this book and read it. I rep BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT), the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, check out - "www.gobio.com" Heavy outside sales where complexity may vary. I am responsible for the New Mexico, El Paso and Durango area. The Challenger Sale is a good sales book, thought provoking. Although I also like your short PowerPoint presentation here, thanks for posting. I'm also writing a book on interviewing, may end up citing a quote or two from this book.
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The Challenger Sale - Matt Dixon

  1. 1. The Challenger Sale Driving Growth by Taking Control of the Customer Conversation
  2. 2. A DIFFERENT KIND OF BUYING 57% Customer Due Diligence Begins Customer Purchase Decision Customer Contacts Supplier © 2012 CEB. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. © 2011 The Corporate Executive Board Company. All Rights Reserved. KEY DRIVERS OF CUSTOMER LOYALTY Company and Brand Impact Product and Service Delivery Value-to-Price Ratio Sales Experience ContributiontoCustomerLoyalty Drivers of Customer Loyalty •Rep offers unique, valuable perspectives on the market •Rep helps me navigate alternatives •Rep helps me avoid potential land mines •Rep educates me on new issues and outcomes •Supplier is easy to buy from •Supplier has widespread support across organization 53% 9% 19% 19%
  4. 4. © 2011 The Corporate Executive Board Company. All Rights Reserved. THE FIVE PROFILES OF SALES REPS • Always goes the extra mile • Doesn’t give up easily • Self-motivated • Interested in feedback and development • Always has a different view of the world • Understands the customer’s business • Loves to debate • Pushes the customer • Builds strong customer advocates • Generous in giving time to help others • Gets along with everyone Hard Worker Challenger Relationship Builder • Reliably responds • Ensures that all problems are solved • Detail oriented • Follows own instincts • Self-assured • Independent Lone Wolf Problem Solver
  5. 5. © 2011 The Corporate Executive Board Company. All Rights Reserved. CHALLENGER REPS MOST LIKELY TO WIN 22% 14% 26% 17% 12% 7% The Hard Worker The Problem Solver The Relationship Builder 23% 15% 39% 25% The Challenger The Lone Wolf PercentageofPopulation Percentage of Core Performers Percentage of High Performers
  6. 6. 6© 2010 The Corporate Executive Board Company. All Rights Reserved. THE CHALLENGER FINGERPRINT Challenger • Offers unique perspective • Two-way communication skills • Knows customer value drivers • Can ID economic drivers • Comfortable discussing money • Can pressure the customer Relationship Builder • Forms good relationships • Builds customer advocates • Builds cross-functional relationships • Can work with anyone • Is genuine • Accessible to the customer • Gives time to help others • Respects the customer’s time Build Constructive Tension Reduce Customer Tension Tailors Asserts Control Teaches Gets along with Others Likeable Generous with Time
  7. 7. © 2011 The Corporate Executive Board Company. All Rights Reserved. CHALLENGERS EXCEL IN COMPLEX SALES 20% 54% 25% 25% 26% 10% 18% 7%11% 4% Low Complexity Sale High Complexity Sale Relationship Builder Problem Solver Hard Worker Lone Wolf Challenger PercentageofHighPerformers
  8. 8. © 2011 The Corporate Executive Board Company. All Rights Reserved. NOT JUST ANY TEACHING Lead to Your Unique Strengths Challenge Customers’ Assumptions Catalyze Action Scale Across Customers
  9. 9. © 2011 The Corporate Executive Board Company. All Rights Reserved. DON’T LEAD WITH, LEAD TO LevelofCustomerExcitement Positive Neutral Negative Reframe Rational Drowning Warmer Emotional Impact A New Way Our Solution
  10. 10. Learn More @CEB_Challenger www.thechallengersale.com Group: The Challenger Sale From CEB

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