“What’s in the next version?” “What are the top priorities on the roadmap?” If you’re a product manager, you have to answer product questions like this all the time. When answered literally though, they rarely give people the information they’re looking for. Here’s how you can use non-product dialogues to answer product questions. Do it well and you’ll be hailed as one of the great product communicators. The Playbook:
Customer advisory boards can deliver tremendous strategic value to your organization if you organize them with the appropriate customer roles and have business conversations. Employ these three best practices for your customer advisory boards and you’ll be able to accelerate the maturation of product management and product marketing with greater focus on delivering strategic value to the customer.
Customer Advisory Boards: The Playbook: […]
Remember the last time you bought a car? You bought the car that did the best overall job of meeting your needs.
There were other cars that had a better GPS, a faster engine, a nicer interior, etc. But in the end, those deficiencies weren’t enough to sway your decision because all the positives together far outweighed a few things that weren’t ideal. The Playbook: […]
You’ve surely experienced this scenario. You’re inquire about a product or service. A salesperson contacts you. The first thing they talk about are the benefits of doing business with their company. Your primary interest on the other hand is to discuss your own situation first. The Playbook: […]
Take a minute and go read a few of your product web pages or a piece of product literature.
They’re well-worded, proper and grammatically correct, which also means they probably lack emotion. In this day and age where buying decisions are 50-80% made (depending on the study) before prospects ever engage, establishing an immediate emotional connection is a must. The Playbook: […]
Imagine that your positioning is so clear and so simple that it doesn’t require anyone to think. They just get it!
It’s rare but you know it when you see it, and it’s the simplicity that stands out. Great salespeople are masters at doing it verbally. The Playbook: […]