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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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Why Don’t Sales People Show a Little More Initiative?

On a fairly regular basis, sales managers and business owners tell me that what they really need is a sales team that’s much more entrepreneurial – they desperately want their salespeople to show a little more initiative towards their problems and opportunities. One

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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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5 Paths to Hitting this Year’s Sales Target

If you’re sales targets for next year are looking steeper than the north face of The Eiger – worry not my friend. There are 5 business principals below that might very well hold the alchemy that will catapult you towards

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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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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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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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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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