“Jeffrey, I speak with many people in organizations that want you to think they are the decision maker when in fact they are not. I have wasted too many emails and follow up on people that can’t help. How do you ask without hurting the relationship you may have built? How do you determine the real decision maker? Steve”
Finding the real decision maker may be one of the largest barriers to a sale in existence. It’s second to one other barrier: “Once I find the decision maker, what do I say?”
Finding the decision maker and speaking with that decision maker intelligently are not just critical, they’re also skills that can be career building or career ending.
Read more in today’s Small Biz Strategies by Jeffrey Gitomer.