Customercentric Selling, Second Edition by Michael T. BosworthCustomercentric Selling, Second Edition by Michael T. Bosworth

Customercentric Selling, Second Edition

byMichael T. Bosworth, John R. Holland, Frank Visgatis

Hardcover | January 8, 2010

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The Web has changed the game for your customers—and, therefore, for you. Now, CustomerCentricSelling, already recognized as one of the premiermethodologies for managing the buyer-sellerrelationship, helps you level the playing field soyou can reach clients when they are ready to buyand create a superior customer experience.

Your business and its people need to be“CustomerCentric”—willing and able to identifyand serve customers’ needs in a world wherecompetition waits just a mouse-click away.Traditional wisdom has long held that sellingmeans convincing and persuading buyers. Buttoday’s buyers no longer want or need to be soldin traditional ways.

CustomerCentric Selling givesyou mastery of the crucial eight aspects ofcommunicating with today’s clients to achieveoptimal results:

  • Having conversations instead ofmaking presentations
  • Asking relevant questions insteadof offering opinions
  • Focusing on solutions and notonly relationships
  • Targeting businesspeople insteadof gravitating toward users
  • Relating product usage instead ofrelying on features
  • Competing to win—not just to stay busy
  • Closing on the buyer’s timeline(instead of yours)
  • Empowering buyers instead of tryingto “sell” them

    What’s more, CustomerCentric Selling teaches andreinforces key tactics that will make the most ofyour organization’s resources. Perhaps you feelyou don’t have the smartest internal systems inplace to ensure an ideal workflow. (Perhaps, asis all too common, you lack identifiable systemsalmost entirely.) From the basics—and beyond—ofstrategic budgeting and negotiation to assessingand developing the skills of your sales force, you’lllearn how to make sure that each step yourbusiness takes is the right one.

Michael T. Bosworth is a cofounder of CustomerCentric Systems®, LLC. He has assisted clients in improving sales effectiveness and shaping customer experience since 1983. He lives in Del Mar, California. John R. Holland is a cofounder of Customer- Centric Systems, LLC. In addition to the thought leadership that driv...
Title:Customercentric Selling, Second EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.2 × 6.2 × 0.9 inPublished:January 8, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071637087

ISBN - 13:9780071637084


Table of Contents



Chapter 1What Is Customer-Centric Selling?
Chapter 2Opinions-The Fuel That Drives Corporations
Chapter 3Success without Sales-Ready Messaging
Chapter 4Core Concepts of CustomerCentric Selling
Chapter 5Defining the Sales Process
Chapter 6Integrating the Sales and Marketing Processes
Chapter 7Features versus Customer Usage
Chapter 8Creating Sales-Ready Messaging
Chapter 9Marketing's Role in Demand Creation
Chapter 10Business Development: The Hardest Part of a Salesperson's Job
Chapter 11Developing Buyer Vision through Sales-Ready Messaging
Chapter 12Qualifying Buyers
Chapter 13Negotiating and Managing a Sequence of Events
Chapter 14Negotiation: The Final Hurdle
Chapter 15Proactively Managing Sales Pipelines and Funnels
Chapter 16Assessing and Developing Salespeople
Chapter 17Driving Revenue via Channels
Chapter 18From the Classroom to the Boardroom