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B2V – BUSINESS-TO-VIDEO // The ultimate tips for video calls with the experience of the Corona times

B2B, B2C, B2B2C, B2G, … these abbreviations stand for different sales channels. I would like to add a new approach based on the experiences made in the last months: B2V – Business-to-Video. This is the appropriate description for the many video calls we have made with our customers recently. But how do you prepare yourself and your sales team for B2V? Here is my suggestion how to do it.

These values count in B2B sales: 40 things that really matter to your customers

Purchasing decisions of B2B customers are more similar to those of private customers (B2C) than it may initially appear. It is not only objective criteria that count; subjective factors also play a role. These include whether the brand matches the positioning of the own company or whether the design and features are attractive. This article takes a look at the research and explains how – with the right data – it can be used to help you better understand the more personal elements behind your customers’ decisions. From this you can then form a value proposition that meets the deepest needs of your customers. After all, the customer should perceive the products and services of his supplier as unique and make his decision accordingly.

Thinking beyond the purchase: The dynamic customer life cycle

The management consultancy Gartner recognised early on that it is not enough to focus on the pure purchasing cycle. Since it is no longer enough to simply win orders, the focus must be on the entire customer life cycle. Here is a summary of the Gartner ideas from 2016.

DIGITAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE // Changing customer experience: 5 challenges for companies

Whether Big Data, Machine Learning or the Internet of Things (IoT): Technological progress and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing everything – including how customers experience companies and make purchasing decisions. What challenges do companies have to overcome to remain competitive in the future?
I will introduce you to the five most important trends and challenges of digital customer experiences – DIGITAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

New impulses through Interim Sales Managers: Resulting instead of Consulting

Interim Sales Manager in medium-sized companies: Resulting instead of consulting!
How to make a successful business restart in times of digitalisation? Interim Sales Managers initiate new business models in the digital change and lead sales teams to old strengths and new successes. This is becoming increasingly important, especially for medium-sized businesses.

Short explanation video: What exactly do I do?

Short, concise and clear. In one minute you’ll understand: What do I do? What can you expect? How do I work?

Through the Independence I became a tiger on the hunt

Ralf H. Komor is an interim manager, book author and absolute B2B Sales professional. Clients from corporations to small and medium-sized businesses benefit from his 30 years of experience in national and international projects. He is recognised in the industry as a thoroughbred salesman and heads the DDIM.fachgruppe “Vertrieb & Marketing”. He is also co-author of the book project “Chefsache Interim Management”, which was published this year by Springer-Verlag.
In an interview with division one, Komor talks about his experiences that he has had in his previous self-employment as a temporary manager and reveals valuable tips for newcomers to the Interim Market.

Structuring Sales Success through Vertriebshygiene®

I am totally convinced that the more agile a sales organization is to be, the more clearly the rules and scope must be defined. Rules and automatisms create freedom of manoeuvre. Only in this way is it possible for the local salesperson to quickly make clear statements to the customer’s purchasing team. This creates self-confidence in the employee, has a highly qualified effect and accelerates the decision-making process at the customer. This clear assignment of KPI-controlled implementation competencies is part of my concept of Vertriebshygiene®

Guest Contribution XING “Klartext”

Interim Manager is not a “trend profession”. Its presence in the media is due to the fact that the shortage of managers in companies is becoming increasingly apparent. Due to the good economic situation in the DACH region, there is an ever higher fluctuation at director level and, in parallel, an ever shorter period of time spent by managing directors and board members. What opportunities and privations does this profession bring with it?

The DDIM Specialist Group Sales & Marketing

Ralf H. KOMOR in an interview with Inés Carrasco, DDIM about the DDIM Sales & Marketing department. It was founded at the DDIM Congress in 2015 and with 10 Interim Managers is one of the larger specialist groups. The meetings take place three to four times a year with external guests and specialist presentations e.g. Sinus Milieus in B2B and Business Information Intelligence as a supplement to CRM.