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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

Sales results tell a story… In fact, 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…

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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 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 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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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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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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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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Sales Improvement – 6 Ways to Amp Your Sales Results on Zero Budget

Sales Improvement – 6 Ways to Amp Your Sales Results on Zero Budget

What is not having a system that delivers predictable sales results costing your business? Every firm is seeking continuous sales improvement. They would like to achieve that on zero budget. Every firm seeks predictability and stability. It’s the Holy Grail because once you’ve cracked that formula for your sales lead generation and closing, then you can simply…

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Higher Sales Performers use Sales ROI – Do You?

Higher Sales Performers use Sales ROI – Do You?

If You’re Not Using Sales ROI…. When Sales ROI is such a powerful sales tool then you are a fool! I wish there was an easier way to say this, because it’s not nice, but well there isn’t. If you’re offended then hopefully you’ll think about working differently. Hopefully you’ll be offended enough to do…

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Business Development Coaching for Ambitious B2B Sales Professionals

Business Development Coaching for Ambitious B2B Sales Professionals

Business Development Coaching for Ambitious B2B Sales Professionals Business Development coaching is powerful, strategic and one of the fastest ways to bring about a positive change. Sales professionals will engage in coaching either for themselves or the team for many reasons, but here are some of the most common: The sales results are typically ok,…

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Three Sales Myths That Cost You Sales – BUSTED!

Three Sales Myths That Cost You Sales – BUSTED!

Sales Insight – Do You Have It? Every business leader craves real, meaningful and timely sales insight. If you’re still struggling with this then check our Sales Insight Audit out. If you’ve got your sales management information all sorted and relevant then carry on reading, because, quite simply, you’re on the fast track to continuous sales improvement….

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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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Not Demonstrating ROI? You’re Throwing Business Opportunities Away…

Not Demonstrating ROI? You’re Throwing Business Opportunities Away…

Demonstrating ROI is Critical Demonstrating ROI is really that important? Yes, it really is critical. If your business, your sales team and their sales pitch can’t demonstrate ROI, then you’re leaving business on the table, and most certainly you’re leaving chunks of cash there too. Without demonstrating ROI, you can’t demonstrate value, explore risk or…

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How to Close Profitable Sales

How to Close Profitable Sales

How to Close Profitable Sales – Because it costs you a lot to close cheap business! Discover how to close profitable sales and it: Saves time Builds turnover Protects margin Enhances reputation Cripples your competitors Effectively uses business resources and… Keeps you sane!! Get it wrong and welcome to: Inaccurate sales forecasts Deals left wide…

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The Relationship Between Risk, Value and Price – Know the Implications

The Relationship Between Risk, Value and Price – Know the Implications

Risk, Value and Price Risk, Value and Price, and how your explore these areas with the buyer are the cornerstones are sales success. Or sales failure. The relationship between risk, value and price in the eyes of the buyer/prospect is complex. That’s a fact. The relationship between risk, value and price in the eyes of…

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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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Sales Pipeline or Sales Plug Hole?

Sales Pipeline or Sales Plug Hole?

10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Sales Pipeline Sales Pipeline Abuse! Let start off by explaining what a sales pipeline is, it is: Your pay check for the next 12 months and beyond. The difference between you going on holiday or having to explain to the family why it’s another staycation. Choices and options –  do…

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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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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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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 Manager – Has Your Job Died?

Sales Manager – Has Your Job Died?

Sales Manager I regret to inform you that as a business we’ve taken the very difficult decision to let you go. We will honour the obligations laid out in our contract and as such, hope you will do the same as a Sales Manager in the business. I would like to take this opportunity to…

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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 Build Value in Your Sales Pitch

How to Build Value in Your Sales Pitch

How to Build Value – answer that question, specifically for your business, and the sky really is the limit. You’ve seen the figures, the figures that claim 57% of the buyer’s decision making is done BEFORE they invite the sales person in… Whether you believe them or not, the truth is clear… If you’re trying to get…

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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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Sales Training Courses – Monthly – Sheffield

Sales Training Courses – Monthly – Sheffield

Sales Training Courses – Monthly – Sheffield…for you if you’ve ever wondered how high performance sales teams get the sales results they do…

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