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Would Your Customers Offer You a Job?

Here’s an interesting way for you to set the bar professionally. Just imagine the unthinkable happens tomorrow – and you’re current employer just collapses, got sold, or decides to make 50% of the sales team redundant, including – (clearly) unjustifiably

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4 Steps to a Sales Team You Can Be Proud Of

Are you truly proud of the way your sales team go about their work and the results they deliver for the company? How about the way they treat your customers – their standards with regards to ethics, professionalism and personal attitude? Are

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5 Reasons Why Selling is Like …. Being a Boxer

About 10 years ago I started working with Glenn, a personal fitness trainer. Glenn was a thirty something ex-army, boxing champion who did a bit of modelling as a side-line, allegedly just missed out on being an original member of

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How to Personalise Your Email Campaigns

If you are anonymously trying to reach your customers on mass with the wonders of e-mail and mailing lists, do me a favour and leave me out. I know you’re only doing your best; you’ve just been thrown into an

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A Business Fairy Tale – The Sales King

Once upon a time there was a Sales King. The Sales King had two beautiful daughters who gave him great joy, they were called Prospect and Customa. Great fortunes were spent on them and many songs were sung. One night

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How to Create a Self Sufficient Sales Team

Do members of your sales team knock on your office door and ask you questions that; They really should already know the answer to You’ve already given a similar answer to on previous occasions – or Relate to problems that

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A Member of My Sales Team Was Lap Dancing When She Should Have Been Selling

Peppered across the sales teams of my management career, there have been one or two salespeople who flagrantly abused my trust – spending their time on a variety of activities throughout the working day, rather than on the job we actually paid

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Stop Trying to Sell to THAT Customer (and Help THIS One Instead)

I received quite a lot of feedback and comments with regards to my last post – These People Will Never Be Your Customers – telling me how I was wrong to use the word “never”, and that only failures wouldn’t try

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The Real Secret to Sales Success

There’s a secret to sales success – which, if you’re already doing it on a regular basis, won’t be that much of a big surprise – but that’s probably only around 5% of all the salespeople out there – so

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How to Bridge the Commitment Gap and Close More Deals

During the first morning of our training workshops a large percentage of delegates regularly remark; “I just want to get better at closing – that’s all I really need. If I could close more sales, everything else would fall into

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