After the Customer Interview, Turn Feedback into Action

Increased revenue, saving existing relationships, and applying the key learnings towards future opportunities should be the result of actionable intelligence gathered during customer interviews. No one likes to lose, but in sales it is going to happen. Instead of looking around for someone to blame, the key is to gather as much information as possible about why you lose and then apply those learnings to future opportunities. If done correctly, the improvements made as a result of the feedback should help to reduce the number of losses that happen.

Customers vs. Prospects: Aligning Customer Experience and Win Loss Analysis

There are more questions that can and should be asked; the important concept though is that you need to design your research to be able to make appropriate comparisons between the two groups of customers. Without the ability to align the needs of customers and the wants of prospects, I cannot understand what my products need to satisfy the differing desires of each.