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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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Relevant Sales Activity and the Equal Odds Rule

Relevant Sales Activity and the Equal Odds Rule

In Sales YOU have as much chance of winning as losing. Where you engage in meaningful and relevant sales activity… You have as much chance of getting a customer as getting a rejection. You have as much chance of succeeding as failing. Your chances are equal. Need more proof? The Equal Odds Rule was published…

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What’s Your Sales Why?…Why Should the Buyer Buy From You?

What’s Your Sales Why?…Why Should the Buyer Buy From You?

What’s Your Sales Why? Everyone knows sales isn’t just about your product, your service, your money back guarantee etc…it’s about so much more. It’s also about you, the sales person. Sure people buy from people is a very old cliche, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. So my question to you is – what…

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Sales Pipeline Management: Do Not Resuscitate

Sales Pipeline Management: Do Not Resuscitate

Sales Pipeline Management: Your Sales Crystal Ball Sales Pipeline Management is the key to predictable and stable sales performance. That means sales growth, sales security, certainty and the ability for any business to produce accurate sales forecasts. So today, whether you’re a sales leader or a sales person, let’s think about your sales pipeline. How do…

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Lead Generation for Professional B2B Sales People – Leads ++ 

Lead Generation for Professional B2B Sales People – Leads ++ 

Sales lead generation is a bug bear in any sales team. Every single sales guy in the world today wants the hot leads, the warm data…yet few of them realise that they are sitting on the hottest leads around. If you work in a sales environment where you are selling more than one product then…

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Strategy – Cheap or Fast…What’s Your Choice?

Strategy – Cheap or Fast…What’s Your Choice?

Strategy and Sales Business Plans – Questioning the Reality Strategy Overload, Strategy BS and Strategy Words Without Meaning!! I’ve seen it all over the last 4 months. I spent three weeks in summer looking through some very ambitious sales strategy and business plans for a company that has huge ambition and even bigger potential. Huge potential….

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Your Sales Conversion Rates: Your Very Own Sales Crystal Ball

Your Sales Conversion Rates: Your Very Own Sales Crystal Ball

Sales Conversion Rates: The Ultimate Sales Metric…or is it? Lots of sales leaders and sales people monitor their sales conversion rates since it’s a good top line indicator as to how things are going…from staying steady to gently increasing or, heavens forbid, heading south. But, I also know some firms who don’t pay that much…

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Free Guide | Build a Sales Funnel of High Quality, Highly Qualified, High Converting Sales Leads

Free Guide | Build a Sales Funnel of High Quality, Highly Qualified, High Converting Sales Leads

Filling the Sales Funnel? That’s someone else’s job right? Sales Funnel Truth. Experienced sales people and sales leaders know lots of things about sales and how to sell. But they forget stuff too…we all do. And you and I get rusty at the things we don’t do regularly, so if you’re in sales then listen up….

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Sales Audits: Uncovering Untapped Sales Opportunities

Sales Audits: Uncovering Untapped Sales Opportunities

Why Conduct Sales Audits? Sales Audits are vital if you’re serious about managing sales growth, building an environment for sales success and cultivating a continuous sales improvement culture. Some see the sales audit as a starting point for their sales improvement journey, others see it as a health check, giving them confidence that they’re on…

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Not Just Sales People – Value Added Problem Solvers

Not Just Sales People – Value Added Problem Solvers

Changing Times Sales and the art of selling is changing….just like everything else. New theories, practices and reworked ideas come around again and again. Some of them stick, some of them fade. Many work, some don’t. One thing that’s been around for ages, but always there in the background, as something that good (and great)…

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Problem Solving in Sales Performance and Sales Results Improvement: 3 Easy Steps

Problem Solving in Sales Performance and Sales Results Improvement: 3 Easy Steps

3 Easy Steps to Being a Sales Detective Sales Performance and Sales Results Matter! Making sure that the key metrics are on point all through the month is key, plus having the skills and insights to reverse any decline and accelerate any upward trends is vital. But, before that you’ll need to learn how to…

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What’s Your Sales Process Really Costing You?

What’s Your Sales Process Really Costing You?

Your Sales Process – What’s It Really Costing You? I hate waste. I especially hate waste in the sales process because it just costs so much money and wasted time, talent and resource…and don’t get me started on the opportunity costs. It’s criminal. If I tell you the cost of running an inefficient sales process…

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Sales Meeting: How Not to Send Prospects to Sleep

Sales Meeting: How Not to Send Prospects to Sleep

Prospect Sales Meeting – Wake Up! Your prospective buyer is NOT here to entertain and educate you during a sales meeting. You might wish they were, but they’re just not. Surprisingly, some sales people haven’t cottoned on to this yet. That has some disastrous results, like: Prospects runs the sales meeting! Your agenda gets hijacked by the prospect!…

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How to Improve Sales Performance: The Friday Sales Rant

How to Improve Sales Performance: The Friday Sales Rant

How to Improve Sales Performance: The Friday Sales Rant! You’d be surprised what businesses will do to improve sales performance. You’d be surprised the lengths they’ll go to, the resources they’ll commit and the efforts they’ll expend all in an effort to improve sales performance. Selling their soul? No…but not far off. So, why, why, why,…

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Sales Performance – What Do You Really, Really Want?

Sales Performance – What Do You Really, Really Want?

Sales Performance – What Do You Really, Really Want? Sales Performance – the puzzle for anyone in sales management. Bigger? More? Faster? But what does Sales Performance means to you, and how do you measure it? I ask this question a lot. Every business and sales leader I know wants better sales performance. Every single…

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Competitive Strategy – Do You Just Drop Your Price?

Competitive Strategy – Do You Just Drop Your Price?

Competitive strategy allows you lots of options. Competitive strategy takes more than simply dropping the price. Discover how lowering price is not the best differentiator when you’re trying to boost sales, profits and market share, and why simply distracting the market with cheaper prices is the last thing you should do.

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How To Start Managing Poor Sales Performance Today

How To Start Managing Poor Sales Performance Today

Managing poor sales performance takes effort. Much more effort than managing sales performance when the team are operating in line with expectations. That’s why it’s always ideally more sensible to work hard to keep the sales team performing to target, as opposed to let things slip. That’s really hard work, I know. High performance sales…

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How to Boost Sales Revenues and Profits…Start Your Sales Engine Today!

How to Boost Sales Revenues and Profits…Start Your Sales Engine Today!

How to Boost Sales Revenues and Profits – 10 Ways You Could Be Leaving Money with the Buyer… You’ll know I’m a keen advocate of delivering exceptional value – just check out these two posts to see what ‘delivering value’ is and what it could mean for your business if you decide to go down…

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How to Increase Price, Win Business and Boost Profits – 3 Case Studies

How to Increase Price, Win Business and Boost Profits – 3 Case Studies

How to Increase Price, Win Business and Boost Profits… Not a catchy title but it definitely covers three of the issues I’m most often asked to sort out. I thought this week that I’d address the issues by looking purely through the ‘How to Increase Price’ lens. To help I’ve outlined three case studies that will guide you…

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There are Over 135 Ways to Boost Your Sales Results and Sales Performance

There are Over 135 Ways to Boost Your Sales Results and Sales Performance

Sales Results and Sales Performance – Over 135 opportunities to get it right or get it wrong . OVER 135!!

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