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A New Year Message to Salespeople

May the charlatans and half-jobs never darken your door – but may the knowledge that they exist, drive you to reach every customer an hour before the dishonest ever get a chance to call. May you wake every morning eager

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All Sales People Fall Into 1 of these 3 Categories

It’s been my experience, that most Sales People fall into 3 distinct categories. Can’t afford to lose them Can’t afford to keep them Can’t afford to leave 1. Can’t Afford to Lose Them There are certain individuals who deliver so

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Can You Solve the Puzzle of the 18th Camel?

There was once a man who had three sons and 17 camels. On his death bed he split his 17 camels between his boys; Half to his eldest, One third to his middle son and One ninth to the youngest.

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A Business Fairy Tale – The Procrastination of the Sales King

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

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Salesman Bob and the Sales-Gym Treadmill

Salesman Bob has just renewed his membership at the “Sales Gym” for the New Year. He’s decided that he wants to get himself ready for the testing times ahead – healthy, wealthy and thinking like a champion. All the members

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Sales in Top 10 Professions Most Likely to Experience Depression

Not so long ago, a report on Health.com listed sales as one of the 10 professions where workers are most likely to experience depression. If you didn’t know already, depression affects about one in ten of the population – and can

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Managers – Are You Earning Less than Your Team?

During my very first sales management role, I decided that everything leaving the desks and computers of my team would be a direct reflection – with regards to customers and competitors – of the way I ran my ship. There

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Sales Team or Manager – Who is Accountable for Results?

When business is bad, who do you think should take the responsibility for the lack of sales? Is it the fault of the sales team or the sales manager? And when you think about the phrase “The Buck Stops Here”,

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My Sales Team Are Busy Doing Everything Except Selling

In this blurry new, multi-tasking, on-line opportunistic world in which we all now live – it can sometimes be a little difficult to work out where marketing strategy stops and the sales process begins. So, as a sales manager, it’s

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Salespeople – Are You Really Worth Your Wages?

There are 5 questions below, which if you answer honestly, will give some indication on what effect you genuinely have on your own sales figures. To my mind there are far too many people out there, earning the well-deserved wages

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