February 17, 2021

Sales funnel stages, with Sean Doyle

Episode 991:

Sean Doyle has drilled a deep well of unmatched expertise in helping B2B companies sell more to their most profitable customers. With experience spanning over 25 years and more than 5,000 client engagements.

Sean is CEO and principal at FitzMartin Inc, a leading consultancy focused on sales and marketing and management, sales and marketing technology services, and revenue operations.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How FitzMartin works to take businesses beyond the “awareness” level to a deeper connection with their customers
  • Why truly understanding sales funnel stages is about early stages and late stages in the sales cycle.
  • What important lessons business owners can learn from the Ford Edsel about the value of brand awareness alone
  • How the six stages of the transtheoretical theorem mirror the steps of the typical consumer decision journey, and what key concepts we can draw from the comparison
  • How a request from a client who accounted for a huge amount of Sean’s team’s business showed the importance of late-stage marketing
  • How today’s technology allows businesses to get super granular and targeted in marketing to prospects and going far beyond the awareness level
  • Why too many sales people are in a rush to close deals far too soon rather than allowing a healthy relationship to develop through its later stages
  • Why science says that 80% of your prospects will retreat right before pulling the trigger, and what steps you can take to overcome some of the obstacles
  • Why there’s a big difference between how customers perceive gated versus ungated content, and what message each sends
  • How behavioral science is universal and applies to any situation in which you are trying to help someone make a change, from your personal life to sales prospects

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Stephen Woessner

Stephen is the CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast. He is the author of two bestselling books, speaker, trainer, and his digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and other media.