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10 conversations to have before sales training

Pay-off: 10 things to discuss with your colleagues before paying for sales training Investment: 7 minutes Sign up to monthly posts here This article is also on Linkedin here. And if you wish to print and share with colleagues you can download it as a PDF article here. You’re somewhere between the hoping and planning stage …

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How leadership can help their consultants to sell

Pay-off: help your consultants to improve at sales Investment: 3.5 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here A question I’m often asked is, “how can I get my non-sales consultants to sell?” The answer? By first eliminating any thinking that you’ll get them to do anything they didn’t sign up to do. After all, would …

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One way to remove buying resistance

(And how to help people avoid acting like jerks!) Pay-off: get this right, and you’ll find selling a lot nicer Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Every day I work with people struggling to sell. Less often I work with people who sell well. Makes sense. I learn a hell of a lot from …

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What to do when prospects are too busy to talk

Pay-off: engage more prospects, more successfully Investment: 4 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here You might have seen the cartoons below. Frustrated salespeople share them on social media for light relief. Clearly, there’s some truth in them. And they’re amusing. But keep in mind that while you’re busy laughing at them, the next person could be …

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Why learning how to sell is not the challenge you think it is

Payoff: the shortcut to learning how to sell Investment: 1 minute Sign up to weekly posts here Let’s nail this right now. When learning how to sell, you only ever have to be ‘good enough’. Good enough to win. Good enough to get the ball over the line. Good enough to beat the competition. That’s all. Phew! …

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How to fight your way out of your comfort zone (and win)

Pay-off: a chance to re-direct your energy and abilities Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here This one’s about the fight you’re having. The important fight, with major lifelong consequences. Whoever you are, and whatever stage of your career and your level of success, in some area of your work or life… You’re having one …

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The one thing others need from you to improve performance

Pay-off: do this and you and your teams can improve their performance in just about anything Investment: 6 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here I’ve written this post for anyone leading a team or a business who wants to see improved performance in their people. But it equally applies to ourselves as individuals. Serious about …

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How to find the decision maker

  Pay-off: Some ideas and a step by step guide to help you get to the decision maker and get a ‘yes’ Investment: 5 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here How to help a prospective client organisation make an informed business decision You know what it’s like. You’ve put a lot of time and effort into engaging …

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Connect yourself to more rewarding opportunities

Pay-off: Immediately actionable advice to connect yourself to more rewarding opportunities Investment: 4 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Everything is connected Or at least it has the potential to be. (You could discover how things are connected, or find a way to connect things, or people.) If you’re not building connections between things, ideas, …

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