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Help Sheffield Children Have the Best Christmas |  Morton Kyle Ltd Supports ANT Kids

Help Sheffield Children Have the Best Christmas | Morton Kyle Ltd Supports ANT Kids

You remember Christmas as a kid right? Crazy! First there’s Halloween. Then there’s Bonfire Night, Then you got the gentle reminder to be extra specially good because Santa was listening. You knew it was nearly time when you’d be wrapping Christmas gifts for all your Aunties and Uncles. Wrapping, and writing Christmas cards, picking a…

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What is a Sales Close? Probably Not What You Think…

What is a Sales Close? Probably Not What You Think…

What is a Sales Close? Simple answer… It’s a sales mindset that guides you and the sales prospect through your sales process. We’ve all heard the line about ‘always be closing’…yawn! But…it’s not wrong. How many sales closes do most sales people build into their sales pitch? How many sales closes do you build into…

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Sales Results Tell a Story… But Here’s What They Won’t Tell You

Sales Results Tell a Story… But Here’s What They Won’t Tell You

The world is built on stories. Yours, mine, everyone’s world is based on a collection of stories. It’s how we make sense of things we don’t immediately understand. Stories help us learn. Help us process information. Hard wire information into our memories. It’s how we relate to each other and how we get to understand…

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Sales Coaching Program | 5 Sales Therapy Sessions

Sales Coaching Program | 5 Sales Therapy Sessions

Sales coaching is the fastest way for you to remove sales blocks. You get the opportunity to solve specific, defined issues that currently hinder you and stop you achieving meaningful sales goals. With high accountability sales coaching you get to spend time working on what’s important to you. Devoting energy and focus where you want,…

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Fast Action Areas of Improvement for Sales Reps

Fast Action Areas of Improvement for Sales Reps

There are at least 60 ways to increase sales if you work with sales reps At least. Many of those break down even further. Here are the top three. Specifically selected to be fast acting, free to implement and easy to introduce. This is a whistle stop list, if you need more detail, just the…

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Free Sales Improvement Guide | Building Successful Sales Teams | Starting Now

Free Sales Improvement Guide | Building Successful Sales Teams | Starting Now

Following a very long drive back from the South West earlier this week I had the opportunity to reflect on some of the most common findings from the last batch of sales audits. Of course, every business is unique, but the issues that stop the sales functions fully thriving are often very similar, here are…

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Sales Improvement | Looking Beyond Sales Results

Sales Improvement | Looking Beyond Sales Results

Sales Improvement – this is written for you if you’re not seeing quarter on quarter, or even week on week improvements in your sales team, your sales results and your sales performance. It covers: sales improvement, training needs analysis, performance management, sales metrics and sales leadership. If that’s of interest to you at the moment,…

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Sales Bonus Schemes | Discover What’s Important to the Business and the Sales Team

Sales Bonus Schemes | Discover What’s Important to the Business and the Sales Team

Sales bonus schemes can cause some heated discussions, that’s for sure. Earlier this week I had a half day session with a business owner to review the bonus and reward structure for the sales team next year. The conversation came out of a separate meeting two weeks ago when we discussed the overall sales performance,…

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Benchmarking Sales Performance | The Key to Continuous Sales Improvement

Benchmarking Sales Performance | The Key to Continuous Sales Improvement

Benchmarking sales performance is where is it all starts. Undertaking any kind of sales improvement initiative without first getting a base line of what your current sales function is achieving, and by what means they are achieving, is akin to map reading in the dark! Why Should You Be Benchmarking Sales Performance? Because it’s the…

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Sales Systems Thinking | Building Strength and Resilience in the Sales Function

Sales Systems Thinking | Building Strength and Resilience in the Sales Function

Sales Systems Thinking is the easiest way to begin to unlock the hidden sales potential within your business. Meaning higher levels of operational efficiency, better sales results and clarity around what is REALLY  happening in your sales function. The Morton Kyle Sales Systems Thinking Course delivers all of this and more The course is delivered…

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Cross Selling to Increase Your Average Sales Order Value | Filling the Sales Pipeline

Cross Selling to Increase Your Average Sales Order Value | Filling the Sales Pipeline

In your business you have a source of high quality sales leads, that will cost you next to nothing to harvest, will be easy to contact, happy to take your call and open to what you have to say. And even better than that? They already know, like and trust you. And just when you…

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Overcoming Price Objections | Because Price Should Never Be a Real Objection

Overcoming Price Objections | Because Price Should Never Be a Real Objection

Overcoming price objections is one of the first things you’d be taught in sales traing. Not anymore. Now we know…we live in enlightened times. Price objections are caused by seller not buyers. So, accept that reality and overcoming price objections becomes a thing of the past. Just don’t create any more price objections. What? Yes,…

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Overcoming Objections | Because Sales People Create Far More Sales Objections than Buyers

Overcoming Objections | Because Sales People Create Far More Sales Objections than Buyers

‘My product/service/company and I offer such overwhelming value that what we sell is worth two or three times the price we ask, and I’m going to prove it to this buyer so he understands what he’s getting and what a gift it is…at any price’ This is a savvy sales person’s mindset… Until… …the buyer…

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Setting Appointments Over the Phone | When You Really Don’t Want To

Setting Appointments Over the Phone | When You Really Don’t Want To

Setting appointments over the phone – is it a dying skill? Shouldn’t you just wait for the phone to ring, email to ping, twitter to tweet, LinkedIn connections to flood you with lovely business opportunities? If only! Look, we’ve all listened, read, debated the statement is cold calling dead…and years on (yes, years!!) setting appointments…

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Lemons With a Side of Sugar Please… Well, Anything is Better Than Change Surely…?

Lemons With a Side of Sugar Please… Well, Anything is Better Than Change Surely…?

Can You Make Good Lemonade? It’s a skill you know. You’ll never drink canned stuff again once you’ve tasted homemade lemonade…on a hot Sunday…in the Derbyshire sunshine, at the end of a 10 mile walk. Why has it taken me so long to discover this wonderful elixir? Anyway, having discovered this my brain is seeing…

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Sales Structure – What You Sell Is Less Important Than How You Sell

Sales Structure – What You Sell Is Less Important Than How You Sell

Sales structure is not that important is it? You’ll be fine, just wing it. Be responsive to the buyer, be in the moment. It’s fine, everyone knows the end game… You’ll be great. Will you? Some of the time! What about the rest of the time? You’ve heard the line…successful people practise until they get…

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Sales Process Design to Support Fast & Continuous Sales Improvement

Sales Process Design to Support Fast & Continuous Sales Improvement

Sales process design is at the heart of any sales improvement plan Here are three things you must do if you’re serious about continuous sales improvement, sales growth, low risk scaling of the sales function. Sales Process Design Be conscious about this. Too many sales functions rely on the CRM to map the sales process….

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Sales Management Training Courses | Solving Key Sales Problems for Sales Leaders

Sales Management Training Courses | Solving Key Sales Problems for Sales Leaders

Sales Management Training Courses courses often conjure up the picture of long courses filled with lots of great theory and knowledge building, folders three inches thick, flip charts and pages of great ideas. That’s great. But how many of those great ideas make it back into the business? How much of that great theory ever…

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Sales Target Objectives | Are You Getting the Most From Yours?

Sales Target Objectives | Are You Getting the Most From Yours?

Sales target objectives are the typical guide for making sure a business gets the turnover and profit margin it needs. If that’s the definition you’re using it’s not the worse definition. But there’s so much more. Sales Target Objectives Build a Solid Business Using turnover and profit margin only is not a bad position to…

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Sales Training | 4 Things You Need To Know Before You Book Your Next Course

Sales Training | 4 Things You Need To Know Before You Book Your Next Course

Sales training should improve the sales skill set within your sales team. That’s a given. But what else do you need to consider when faced with all the options you have when selecting the sales provider? Sales training that is not only perfect for your sales team needs but also gives the highest ROI…is that…

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Morton Kyle Limited – Leading Sales Training Companies UK

Morton Kyle Limited – Leading Sales Training Companies UK

Bespoke B2B Sales Training |Open B2B Sales Training Courses | Sales Consultancy |  Sales Coaching | Sales Audit | Sales Turnaround | Sales Build   Bespoke B2B Sales Training – Basic to Advanced level for all Sales Functions, covering the whole sales process Sales Training Consultancy – providing a fully holistic approach to sales improvement and sales growth Sales Skills Training Needs…

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Open Ended Sales Questions Increase Sales Conversion Rates

Open Ended Sales Questions Increase Sales Conversion Rates

Open ended sales questions are the fundamental backbone of any worthwhile sales call. You are not a walking brochure. An industry expect, a trusted advisor. You are also a sales counselor. You’ll help the prospect make the very best buying decision. A buying decision based on matching their very specific needs with your product/service solution….

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Your Guide to B2B Sales Training UK | Results Driven B2B Sales Training

Your Guide to B2B Sales Training UK | Results Driven B2B Sales Training

Morton Kyle Limited design and deliver the most comprehensive, results driven and tailored selection of B2B Sales Training UK wide. Courses are designed to develop the relevant sales and business development skills in a B2B market place. How Do We differ? We also build in an understanding of the relationship between daily sales activities that…

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Ways to Increase Sales in your B2B Sales Team | Improve Sales Results

Ways to Increase Sales in your B2B Sales Team | Improve Sales Results

Every sales leader looks for ways to increase sales results. The fatal flaw is in looking for that one great big sales improvement idea in the hope of hitting the sales jackpot! You know how often that happens? Almost never. Almost never? So it happens sometimes? Of course. I’ve worked with one B2B sales team…

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Make B2B Sales Lead Generation Simple and Easy | Use Your Perfect Prospect Profile

Make B2B Sales Lead Generation Simple and Easy | Use Your Perfect Prospect Profile

How do you know you’re having a sales conversation with your Perfect Prospect Profile? Well, first of all, it doesn’t feel like a sales conversation. It probably feels more like a meeting of minds, sharing wisdom, experience, insights, challenges and testing out scenarios. There is a free flow of information. Interesting, challenging questions on both…

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How to Create Sales Goals

How to Create Sales Goals

Create Sales Goals that match the focus of the overall business. Or maybe create sales goals that motivate the sales function using their earning potential. What about shareholders? How about if you’ve got to also consider stake holders as well as shareholders in the business? Will their needs always be the same? Can you create sales goals and…

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Sales Value Proposition | What does this really mean?

Sales Value Proposition | What does this really mean?

What’s your sales value proposition? Look for the value… Create value with your buyer… Be a person of value… There are loads of statements floating about at the moment about the ‘sales value proposition’ and such associated terms. Listen to any sales guru long enough and they’ll come up with their variation on the theme….

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Does Cold Calling Work?

Does Cold Calling Work?

Does cold calling work is a very common question. Business leaders have all read the articles about how cold calling is dead, they’ve see the ads from the social media and seo gutus about how to get an ongoing and incoming flood of high quality sales leads. Now balance that against the costs and demands…

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Sales Call Structure | B2B Sales

Sales Call Structure | B2B Sales

Sales Call Structure is wildly different than that tired sales call script you’ve had for years, you know the one that gets used with all your sales new starters to get them out of the blocks… What is a Sales Call Structure for B2B Sales? A sales call structure is just that…a structure It’s a…

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B2B Sales Prospecting Training | How to Engage with High Quality Sales Prospects

B2B Sales Prospecting Training | How to Engage with High Quality Sales Prospects

B2B Sales Prospecting Training is the foundation of a high converting, highly qualified sales pipeline. Take Control – Don’t Confuse Sales Activity with Sales Success You can’t make 30 decision maker calls per day and at 5.30pm claim it’s been a good day because you’ve loaded 30 no value leads on to a CRM system!…

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High Performance Sales Pro’s Consistently Achieve Sales Targets. You?

High Performance Sales Pro’s Consistently Achieve Sales Targets. You?

The first rule of being a sales professionals is that you achieve sales targets, consistently, ethically and predictably. That’s the basics, just to be in the sales game. But it takes effort. The very best sales pro’s make it look (almost!) effortless. Some get there by sheer hard work, some by talent and most by…

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Sales Process Audit to Boost Sales | Continuous Sales Improvement

Sales Process Audit to Boost Sales | Continuous Sales Improvement

So, do you really need a Sales Process Audit? Urban myth or not, we’ve all heard the story of the business who decided to employ a productivity specialist to make the production line go faster. The aim to make more widgets per hour, so up the production, sell more and make more money. Now, there…

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Not Every No is a Hard No | Not Knowing the Difference Costs You Sales Orders

Not Every No is a Hard No | Not Knowing the Difference Costs You Sales Orders

Sales rejection is a killer. And I know. But what dawned on my last week is that lots of sales people suffer from it and that many more of them are carriers. In fact, some sales teams are just a steaming hot bed of sales rejection germs… Sales Rejection | Are You Infected or a…

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17 Things Your Buyer Wished You Knew About Sales | How to Win at Sales

17 Things Your Buyer Wished You Knew About Sales | How to Win at Sales

Sales call best practice is a tough one. The very essence of being a great sales person is that you know how to interact with decision makers. You build rapport easily. You’re confidently able to challenge thinking respectfully as well as encourage senior buyers to open their mind to new ideas. You can influence and…

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3 B2B Sales Questions No-One Uses Any More

3 B2B Sales Questions No-One Uses Any More

3 B2B Sales Questions No-One Uses Any More So, you’re a progressive sales person, you understand the concept of asking great B2B sales questions and then listening. And, it works, you’re doing ok. Great. But, do you ever wonder why some sales questions are more powerful than others? How some sales questions push the sales…

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When Is A Sales Person Not Really A Sales Person?

When Is A Sales Person Not Really A Sales Person?

Sales fails trip you up when you least need it, they derail even the best of sales people, and they cost you deals, orders, target smashing months and bonus! That’s the bad news. The good news is – almost all of your sales fails, prospect objections, buyer barriers, whatever you call them, they are all…

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The Perfect Sales Recipe – What Sales Metrics To Use

The Perfect Sales Recipe – What Sales Metrics To Use

Sales Metrics and sales KPI’s matter,for lots of reasons. Having the right team sales KPI’s and the right individual sales metrics means your chances of achieving sales success are already increased. The following will help you identify some of the challenges around this area, and for a more step by step guide you can download…

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5 Times You Need to Shut Up in a Sales Call | Listening Skills | Selling

5 Times You Need to Shut Up in a Sales Call | Listening Skills | Selling

Listening skills aren’t often spoken about in B2B sales training courses, at least not as often as it should. I think it’s because sales people imagine they talk a lot less than they actually do, so it’s not until the sales person actually measures it, or listens back to calls, or even get feedback from…

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Sales Innovation and Disruption Sessions

Sales Innovation and Disruption Sessions

Sales Innovation Disruption sessions are designed to shake up your thinking so you can do the same to your sector. Are you tired of losing business? Fed up with discounting? Genuinely struggling to educate your prospects as to why they should buy from you rather than your competitors? Then join us for one day and…

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How High Performing Sales Teams Close More Sales

How High Performing Sales Teams Close More Sales

High Performance Sales Closes are like Unicorns. They exist, but no-one has ever seen it. Yeah, you know it. And the truth is – really successful sales people ask for the business, of course they do, but they never, ever hard close, because they just don’t need to. High Performance Sales Pro’s  Have a totally…

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Increasing Sales Results | What to do Before Starting B2B Sales Training

Increasing Sales Results | What to do Before Starting B2B Sales Training

Increasing Sales Results – What to do Before Selecting Your B2B Sales Training Courses There are lots of ways of increasing sales results, you could: Focus on bigger deals Increase, or decrease prices Sort out your incoming sales funnel and sales lead generation Only chase good quality business with your clearly defined perfect prospect profile…

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Close More Sales | Discover How to Hit Sales Target

Close More Sales | Discover How to Hit Sales Target

Everyone wants too know how to close more sales How to hit sales target. How to discount less And, whilst doing all of that, still get the orders coming in thick and fast… Having that kind of wish list, in fact having any wish list that has ‘hitting sales target’ on it , means there…

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BASIC B2B SALES TRAINING COURSE – Being Brilliant at the Sales Basics

BASIC B2B SALES TRAINING COURSE – Being Brilliant at the Sales Basics

Basic B2B sales training courses are not just for people who are new to sales and business development. Sometimes, especially when sales results are in reverse, it’s useful to go back to first principles and review current practices. Also, sales has changed a lot in the last few years. Buyers buy differently. Sales people need…

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B2B Sales Training | Legal | Insurance | Consulting | Accountancy | Advisory

B2B Sales Training | Legal | Insurance | Consulting | Accountancy | Advisory

Professional Services Sales Training Courses B2B – your key to removing departmental sales silos, building strong cross sell, lead generation and referral pathways, and unleashing your firms sales potential. Professional Services Sales Training Courses B2B You’re probably working in a very crowded market, highly competitive, perhaps you don’t really get that much opportunity to win…

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Cold Calling Techniques – So Your Buyers Love You

Cold Calling Techniques – So Your Buyers Love You

Cold Calling Techniques? Really, but I get most of my business from inbound leads, so then why do I need to do cold calling? And that’s a fair question. But at some point you’ll need to move that nurtured lead out of the social media play ground, so you can move it on to your…

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Are You a Sales Closer or a Sales Loser?

Are You a Sales Closer or a Sales Loser?

Great sales closing questions are often the final piece of the jigsaw. The questions that many sales guys forget to ask (read: wimp out of asking!) Great Sales Closing Questions means you increase the chances of getting an order – RESULT! And that’s a shame because when you do ask great closing questions it means,…

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Free Sales Health Check | Book Now

Free Sales Health Check | Book Now

The Free Sales Health Check – Your first step on your road to sales clarity and focus. Book now for your Free Sales Health Check If you’re struggling to see the real potential of your sales team… When you’re tired of wondering if your expectations are too high, or if the market is really that tough… If you…

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New Starters Sales Training

New Starters Sales Training

New starter sales training has to take in so many things. First of all, these people are new. They may not know heaps about your products, services, competitors, industry trends, jargon, key players…and the list goes on. And, they might not have a great deal of sales experience. Maybe you’ve recruited people who have a…

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