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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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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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2 Christmas Sales Stories – Prospects, Perceptions & Paradigms

A successful businessman recently told me that he thought far too many of his salespeople initially approached prospects with a ready-made set of expectations, beliefs and paradigms – and that even the most experienced were missing out on new business

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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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