Hey, it's that time of year again. If you've got any conscious time on this planet, it seems we've all gone through this sort of fifth season that seems to be part of our lives. In fact, I think it's become so much a part of our lives, we don't even recognize it as a season, but I'll challenge that. I think back to school is a season!
I often debrief sales calls with my clients and hear of the great opportunities they’ve just uncovered, but the longer we discuss what happened the reality about the greatness of the opportunity changes dramatically. One particular part of a successful call tends to be missing when the salesperson shares the details of the call. That missing element more often than not is that no deadline of timeline has been agreed to or even discussed. And for my money, when you don’t have a deadline for a decision there is not much of a chance of completing a sale.