Overcoming Product Demo Objections

Proficientz – Product Management University

Product demo objections are a staple of the sales process in the B2B software business. Successful demos require that you master the art of making certain product deficiencies seem trivial in the grand scheme of the overall solution. The Playbook: The single biggest factor to overcoming product demo objections is to understand very early in the sales cycle the strategic goals of the executive buyers. Product Management Playbook Positioning & Sales Enablement

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How Buyers Sell Themselves, Product Usability & Revenue, and Two Types of Demos

Proficientz – Product Management University

We also examine product usability and its impact on revenue, plus sales demo tips. The post How Buyers Sell Themselves, Product Usability & Revenue, and Two Types of Demos appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. Blog Market & Customer Insights Positioning & Sales Enablement Roles & Responsibilities Strategy & Product PlanningThe B2B Product Manager Magazine October 2017 is now available.

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Product Presentations & Demos: How Credibility Boosts Your Win Rate

Proficientz – Product Management University

Product presentations and demos can be the determining factor in winning or losing a sale. Contact Proficientz to learn techniques for product presentations and demos that boost your credibility and your win rate. Stress-Out Your Buyers (a little) For More Effective Product Positioning. Using Product Demo Themes to Improve Your Sales Win Rate. Web Demos: Engaging An Audience You Can’t See. Product Management Playbook Positioning & Sales Enablement

Product Demo Techniques: Telling Versus Selling

Proficientz – Product Management University

When it comes to product demo techniques, there are two styles: telling and selling. The “telling” demo (stop me when you see a feature you like) won’t energize your buyers or set you apart from the competition. The “selling” demo energizes your buyers with a vision because it’s more about their business than it is your products. The “Telling” Demo. It’s more or less a rewind and replay for each demo.

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Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

position of either rejecting your users’ needs or ripping out. Watch a free demo WHY “BUILD OR BUY?” IS THE WRONG QUESTION FOR ANALYTICS Introduction.1 When to Build Your Own Analytics. 2 When to Buy a Bolt-On Solution. 6 When to Take a Combined Approach. 9 About Logi Analytics.

Positioning with formulas

Under10 Playbook

In marketing, positioning is the process by which marketers try to create an image or identity in the minds of their target market for its product, brand, or organization.— Finally it hit me: “Are you trying to figure out my positioning?” ” Upgrade positioning.

Web Demos: Engaging An Audience You Can’t See

Proficientz – Product Management University

The #1 challenge with conducting web demos is the ability to read and engage an audience you can’t see. Is the demo going well? The key to reading a prospect you can’t see is to engage them in a discussion during the demo. Ideally, you should have some idea of what your prospects are trying to accomplish and why it’s important prior to each demo so you are prepared with a few discussion points. Blog Positioning & Sales Enablement

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Product Success Metrics, Demo Value Themes & The Definition of Successful Product Management

Proficientz – Product Management University

We also look at the benefit of using customer value themes to drive your sales demos and how they can improve win rates. Using Product Demo Themes to Improve Your Sales Win Rate. The post Product Success Metrics, Demo Value Themes & The Definition of Successful Product Management appeared first on Product Management University. Blog Market & Customer Insights Positioning & Sales Enablement Roles & Responsibilities Strategy & Product Planning

Customer Value, Underperforming Products, Product Demo Objections and More

Proficientz – Product Management University

The post Customer Value, Underperforming Products, Product Demo Objections and More appeared first on Proficientz - Product Management Training for B2B. Blog Gathering Market & Customer Insights Portfolio Strategy & Product Planning Positioning & Sales Enablement Roles & ResponsibilitiesThe B2B Product Manager Magazine May 2017 is now available.

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Product Demos: Selling Value in Spite of Product Deficiencies

Proficientz – Product Management University

In a perfect world, you’ll always understand big picture business objectives before a product demo and you’ll invest your time on prospects that give you the best chance making the sale. If you need to make the shift from selling tactical products to strategic business solutions, contact Proficientz to discuss how our Product Demo Training Courses can help you shorten sales cycles, improve win rates and expand the deal size. Blog Positioning & Sales Enablement

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

To get the position right, you’ll need to do some research into the main user classes that make up your customer mix. only see a demo and never actually use your software. In meetings, adjust the position of the dots. are positioned in your Packaging Decision Framework.

How Buyers Sell Themselves, Product Usability & Revenue, and Two Types of Demos

Proficientz – Product Management University

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3 Practices for Building Strong Presentations

The Product Coalition

A Product Demo Field Guide There’s a few components to a product demo. Though after having delivered a hundred some-odd product demos, these “unexpected issues” have taken a much more predictable air about them for me. 3 Practices for Strong Product Demos 1.

Today’s Product Manager vs. 20 Years Ago | Great Sales Discovery | Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse Acquisitions

Proficientz – Product Management University

This month we tackle two critical phases of the sales process – discovery and demos – with tips for getting better results on both fronts. Product Presentations & Demos: How Credibility Boosts Your Win Rate. Blog Positioning & Sales Enablement Roles & Responsibilities Strategy & Product PlanningThe B2B Product Manager Magazine July 2018 is now available.

It’s time to get your Ph.D. in Sales Comp

Product Beautiful

We did a “lunch-and-learn” where we fed the team pizza and spaghetti, while one of our product managers did a demo of the product and talked about how it was complimentary to the products they were already selling into their accounts.

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Demonstrating Solutions vs. Products

Proficientz – Product Management University

Once you know the “real” reason, make it the strategic theme of your pitch such that every demo scenario is related to the overall value theme. During the demo, there is no reason to refer to each product separately unless asked. The fewer the number of people delivering the demo, the easier and more integrated the solution will be perceived. Base the Demo on Job Tasks Instead of Features or Problems. Product Management Playbook Positioning & Sales Enablement

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Demonstrating Solutions vs. Products

Proficientz – Product Management University

Once you know the “real” reason, make it the strategic theme of your pitch such that every demo scenario is related to the overall value theme. During the demo, there is no reason to refer to each product separately unless asked. The fewer the number of people delivering the demo, the easier and more integrated the solution will be perceived. Base the Demo on Job Tasks Instead of Features or Problems. Product Management Playbook Positioning & Sales Enablement

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Selling Around Deficiencies, Rock Star Product Managers & The Functional Designer Role

Proficientz – Product Management University

Product Demos: Selling Value in Spite of Product Deficiencies. Blog Gathering Market & Customer Insights Portfolio Strategy & Product Planning Positioning & Sales Enablement Roles & ResponsibilitiesThe B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2017 is now available. In this issue we cover everything from selling value in spite of your product’s deficiencies to what makes a rock star product manager to the criticality of the functional designer role.

Selling Around Deficiencies, Rock Star Product Managers & The Functional Designer Role

Proficientz – Product Management University

Product Demos: Selling Value in Spite of Product Deficiencies. Blog Gathering Market & Customer Insights Portfolio Strategy & Product Planning Positioning & Sales Enablement Roles & ResponsibilitiesThe B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2017 is now available. In this issue we cover everything from selling value in spite of your product’s deficiencies to what makes a rock star product manager to the criticality of the functional designer role.

Product Training for Sales – More Buyer, Less Product!

Proficientz – Product Management University

And yet, they’re still challenged to articulate key value points that hook a prospect and position your products in a manner that’s compelling. This concept also holds true for salespeople who do product demos, with the understanding that a further level of product training is required. Chances are your salespeople will hear several of the scenarios you’ve covered during the training and can position your solutions appropriately.

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Win the “Customer Value” Relay Race and Dominate Your Market

Proficientz – Product Management University

The marketing and sales enablement function has three goals: Create a corporate résumé (positioning) that communicates your strategic value to the market in the customers’ vocabulary. Do it early in the sales process and your presentations and demos will flat out “nail it.”. Blog Gathering Market & Customer Insights Portfolio Strategy & Product Planning Positioning & Sales Enablement Product Development & Delivery Roles & Responsibilities

Persuasion Tips: Have A Goal

The Secret PM Handbook

The goal can be positive or negative, and you can have more than one. This was the demo I mentioned earlier. I had a secondary goal during my demo as well. There were parts of the demo that showed up rough spots in the product.

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The Secrets of Highly Successful Products: The Sales Discovery Call

The Secret PM Handbook

This helps us understand the position we have in their brain.). Then the sales person can talk about how we address those challenges, and schedule a demo to show how we address them. Would you like my team to show you how we address resource management in a demo next week?”

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Win/loss analysis: the product marketer's most powerful tool

Under10 Playbook

Every deal the company won had one thing in common: the buyer participated in a non-customized demo in the company briefing center. The solution was to standardize the selling process around a standard demo. Have it always ready for a standard demo.”

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More than just conversations: the next frontier of live chat for sales

Inside Intercom

With our Google Calendar Meetings app , your visitors can automatically book a demo with you right inside the Intercom messenger. That’s the case for Salesloft, where Intercom now drives 40% of their sales demos , an 8x improvement over their previous live chat tool. Sales has changed.

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Your Product’s Most Important Feature Isn’t Getting the Attention it Deserves

280 Group

They’ve purchased a 6-month pilot on your ATS, because their recruiting team loved the demo. Senior decision-makers think in terms of outcomes, which is how they earned their positions in the first place.

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Meet Your New Partner: The Sales Team – B2B Marketing Rules

280 Group

To gain enthusiasm from sales for these sessions, keep the focus positive. How can we make sure every committee actually gets just most critical comparative information/ demo/ thought leadership/ etc. In B2B, Sales is your #1 customer. No, no, no… Sales is not our customer!

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Is Agile Really The Best Way to Manage All Projects? A Story of Agile Implementation

The Product Coalition

Rolling out a demo was a challenge every time. Sometimes preparing for the demo was so time-consuming that we had to stop the development process several days before the demo day. Honestly, positive word was a rare thing that time.

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Persuasion Tips For Product Managers

The Secret PM Handbook

After a few well-received presentations to senior executives, a few colleagues at my new company asked me, based on the positive effect I got, “Can you give us some tips on persuasion?”. Even one practice session will have a big positive impact on your persuasiveness.

What we shipped: 7 new features to deliver personalized experiences at scale

Inside Intercom

While a personalized approach is key to delivering engaging and positive customer experiences, it can be challenging to maintain the personal touch at scale. “A personalized approach is key to delivering engaging and positive customer experiences.” Get a Demo app updates.

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Customer Interviews: Should you Interview Users or Buyers?

ProductPlan

This might be unfair, but it’s a reality of any sale, particularly a B2B sale: the person who green lights the investment needs to feel confident that it will ultimately be a net positive for the company, to protect their own reputation and job.

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Sales Team Missing Quota? It’s Not Their Fault

The Secret PM Handbook

The sales engineers brought me in to help them articulate the product story better, especially for the demo. The sales process and demo were about us and our product, not about the prospect and their pains. And sales can position competitors out of the deal.

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Launching A New Product? Don’t Forget The Rest Of The Company.

The Product Coalition

It is worth the extra effort to ensure that you can potentially piggy back on an overarching marketing campaign that marketing has planned… anything that can amplify your overall messaging and positioning. Do you have compelling demos along with demo scripts?

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How to Choose the Right Beta Testing Tools and Features

Centercode

These features automatically score users based on positive or negative actions – submitting a survey within a certain window of time, for example. To learn more about the Centercode Platform and its purpose-built Customer Validation features, schedule a demo today !

Product Manager Job Description for B2B

Proficientz – Product Management University

Performs scenario-based competitive analysis (not a competitive feature matrix) that identifies customer circumstances in which your product is superior/inferior to the competition and the subsequent value narrative that should accompany marketing/sales positioning and future product plans. Positive, “glass-is-always half-full” attitude. Customer-facing roles (that possess many of the personality traits above) such as: Pre-sales consultant (demo specialist).

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5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders

ProductPlan

At the same time, they maintain their position as a thought leader. You are not a sales demo machine. Instead of being on speed dial for every salesperson with a “hot lead,” invest some time training the sales team on product demos.

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When messaging becomes more than just chat: which apps should I use?

Inside Intercom

For our website visitors, our most important goal was to put product demo resources front and center. Position #2 Content Showcase app, linking to our product tours. Position #3 Mailchimp Capture app to capture blog subscribers.

How High-Tech Anthropologists Menlo Innovations Creates Software That Delights Customers

Revulytics

In an internal demo of the software, many pictures of tropical places featured in the UI drew questions from other Menlo employees.

3 Data-Driven Tactics Meetup is Considering to Optimize Offline Connections

Indicative

Meetup is always seeking to “optimize for maximum positive impact,” Heiferman said. Request a demo of Indicative today! Meetup’s co-founder and CEO Scott Heiferman says he created the company in 2002 to “use the Internet to get people off of the Internet.”

Product Management Is a Contact Sport – What’s Your Injury Risk?

Proficientz – Product Management University

Future development projects will be disproportionately spent redesigning features from prior releases instead of building new ones, causing serious injury to your competitive position. The Body Part: Product Demos. In many companies, product demos are a second string job for anyone with product expertise. There’s a good reason why athletes in contact sports wear protective pads.

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