career advancement

The top mistake people make when learning to sell

Pay-off: avoid wasting hours trying to learn the wrong thing Investment: 4 mins Sign up to monthly posts here The shortcut to results The shortcut to improving your performance in just about anything is knowing the single ‘right thing’ that you, personally, should learn next. This is the one skill, item of knowledge, or behaviour …

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It’s 2019 – time to use your time better

Pay-off: shake things up, and take better control of your time to save hours, days, even weeks Investment: 5 minutes Sign up to monthly posts here I’ve written this to help anyone who feels that they’re not making the best use of their time. They’re either time short, stressed, or frustrated as time just seems to …

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A simple way to win people over

Pay-off: shift your focus to this and you’ll become more persuasive Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to monthly posts here As with most of the ideas on this blog, this one applies to anyone – that’s you – not just people in sales. This tip applies when you’re interacting with other people and you need …

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10 short tips to communicate, learn, think and sell better

Pay-off: 10 quick and actionable ideas to help you communicate, learn, think and sell better Investment: read whichever you like (5 mins to read the lot) Sign up to monthly posts here   There should be something for everyone in this post. Most of these short tips apply to most people. Usually, in my posts I …

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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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Want to know how to persuade in just one question?

Pay-off: equip yourself to convince others with just one question Investment: 7 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Soon you will face a conversation where you need to convince someone to do something that you believe will create a win:win for you both. In that conversation, every single thing you say or do will either …

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How to get yourself to do what you don’t want to do

Pay-off: plenty of ideas to get those challenging things done Investment: 5 minutes Sign up to monthly posts here Here’s one of the big four skills I write about less often. But it will be the weakest link in the behavioural chain for many people: How do you actually get yourself to do the things you …

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Solving the problem of “too busy to sell”

Pay-off: if you or your team do this, you’ll no longer be ‘too busy to sell’ Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here We’re all busy. But the busiest of all of us; those who are expected to sell who find it really uncomfortable. These people take ‘busy’ to new levels. After all, …

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Why your learning and growth are slow

Pay-off: learn how to learn more efficiently Investment: 1 minute Sign up to weekly posts here Assuming that you’re already learning in the most effective style for you… If you’re quick to agree with what you’re learning, or you’re soaking it up or practising it with ease, then you’re not really learning. You’re just familiarising yourself …

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