The IDEAS Sales System: A Revolutionary Approach to Selling

In the ever-evolving world of sales, it’s essential to have a robust and adaptable strategy that resonates with the unique needs and desires of each customer. Traditional sales methods often fall short in creating meaningful connections and understanding the real needs of the customer. That’s why I developed The IDEAS Sales System, a comprehensive approach that redefines the sales process, focusing on the customer’s individual needs and values.

INTRODUCING: Identifying a Customer and Making an Intentional Introduction

The first step in The IDEAS Sales System is INTRODUCING. This is not merely about presenting yourself or your product. It’s about identifying the right customer and making an intentional, meaningful introduction.

This stage involves research, understanding the customer’s industry, their challenges, and their goals. It’s about approaching them with genuine interest and curiosity, not just a sales pitch. The introduction sets the tone for the entire relationship, so it must be thoughtful, respectful, and tailored to the customer’s specific situation.

DISCOVERING: Extreme Active Listening

The second step is DISCOVERING, which emphasizes extreme active listening. This is not just about hearing what the customer is saying but truly understanding their needs, concerns, and aspirations.

Active listening involves asking insightful questions, reflecting on the customer’s responses, and digging deeper to uncover the underlying issues or desires. It’s about creating a safe space where the customer feels heard and understood, fostering trust and openness that will be crucial in the later stages of the sales process.

EVALUATING: Taking Time to Really Understand What the Customer is Saying

Next comes EVALUATING, where you take the time to really understand what the customer is saying. This goes beyond the surface level and requires a thorough analysis of their needs, preferences, and potential objections.

Evaluating involves synthesizing the information gathered during the discovery phase, identifying patterns, and connecting the dots. It’s about seeing the bigger picture and understanding how your product or service can fit into the customer’s world. This stage may also involve consulting with other team members or experts to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the customer’s situation.

ADAPTING: Adapting the Presentation so It Is Most Valuable to This Person

The fourth step is ADAPTING, where you tailor your presentation to be most valuable to the customer. This is not about a one-size-fits-all sales pitch but a customized approach that speaks directly to the customer’s unique needs and values.

Adapting involves taking the insights gained during the evaluating phase and translating them into a compelling narrative that resonates with the customer. It’s about showing them how your product or service can solve their specific problems or help them achieve their particular goals. It’s a personalized, empathetic approach that builds connection and credibility.

SERVING: Selling Is Serving. We Sell to Help the Customer.

The final step in The IDEAS Sales System is SERVING. This recognizes that selling is not just about closing a deal but serving the customer. It’s about helping them make the best decision for their situation, even if that means recommending a different solution or taking a different approach.

Serving is about putting the customer’s needs first, acting with integrity, and building a long-term relationship. It’s about recognizing that each sale is not just a transaction but an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone’s life.


The IDEAS Sales System is a revolutionary approach to selling that puts the customer at the center of the process. By focusing on intentional introduction, active listening, thorough evaluation, personalized adaptation, and genuine service, it creates a more meaningful, value-driven experience for both the salesperson and the customer.

Explore more about this system and other valuable insights at Closer Classes or dive deeper into the philosophy behind it in my book, “The Master Salesman: Jesus and the Art of Service,” available here.

Your customer wants to buy. He needs you to help him believe.

Summary: The IDEAS Sales System is a customer-centric approach to selling, focusing on intentional introduction, active listening, thorough evaluation, personalized adaptation, and genuine service. It’s a method that goes beyond traditional sales techniques, aiming to create meaningful connections and provide real value to the customer.

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