Summary of A Seat at the Table
How Top Salespeople Connect and Drive Decisions at the Executive Level
How can you sell to senior execs? Hint: No one looks forward to sales calls, but trusted advisers are always welcome.
Do you enthusiastically look forward to having someone stop by to sell you something? Probably not. But how do you feel when a trusted adviser comes in to help enhance your strategy? You’re grateful for the counselor’s time and valuable advice. If you want the welcome mat to be out when you call, heed sales expert Marc Miller, who shows salespeople how to change their image from product hustlers to strategic consultants. Even if some of its strategies seem hard to achieve, getAbstract believes that this book is useful for salespeople who handle big-ticket products and services with extended “sales cycles,” those who sell entirely new products or methods, or those selling commodities who need to shift customers’ concerns from price to value.
In this summary, you will learn
- What customers want
- How to sell big-ticket goods and services to senior executives
- How to position yourself as a “businessperson who sells”
About the Author
Marc Miller is founder and CEO of a firm that offers organizations ideas, products and services to improve sales. He also wrote Selling Is Dead, which covers selling complex business solutions.
Comment on this summary
1 year agogreat summary...looking forwared to the rest of it
2 years agoThis is another approach to move from a product transaction seller to a solutions trusted advisor. This is no longer the trend but the industry norm. Although this process is good there are others out there that maybe a better fit for your industry or role. I like the Challenger Sale
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