Navigating the Buying Committee with Tom Williams
Thomas J. Williams is the founder and CEO of Strategic Dynamics Inc, a firm which helps sales organisations sell more effectively by markedly improving their new hire candidate assessment process, sales productivity and business acumen.
He is also the co-author of The Seller’s Challenge: How Top Sellers Master 10 Deal Killing Obstacles in B2B Sales. Think of it as a “tactical field manual” about what top-performing sellers do – how they research, plan and implement activities that maximize their chances of winning.
We discuss navigating the Buying Committee and Stakeholder Management at length, Tom has great experience and insight in this area.
We also dig into dealing with gatekeepers, who Tom calls ‘VPs of Access’, Tom recommends a professional and respectful approach and gives us some great straightforward tips.
Steven Norman is an accomplished frontline sales and business leader dedicated to helping B2B sales leaders upgrade their knowledge and skills, build next-generation sales teams and turbo-boost their careers. Over a 25 year career Steven has been responsible for more than US$4 billion of sales with major tech companies such as Dell, NEC and Targus across the Asia Pacific. Recent years of intense B2B sales research and analysis led to the foundation of Growth Acumen, a modern sales and leadership development advisory service. In 2019 Steven released his New Book “Future Proof Sales Strategy.” Seven steps to equip sales leaders with the tools to rise above the complex challenges facing the B2B sales industry.