sales skills assessment

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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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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How to sell without being pushy

Pay-off: do this and you’ll get lots more yeses Investment: 4 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here No one likes pushy. Pushy pushes people away. Systems scientist, Peter Senge said, “The harder you push, the harder the system pushes back.” So, at the risk of stating the obvious, if you’re receiving push back, you must be …

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To anyone who is uncomfortable selling themselves

Pay-off: become more comfortable selling Investment: 40 seconds Sign up to weekly posts here To anyone who is uncomfortable selling themselves: You’re smart You’re not pushy You’re good at your job You want to help You’re a problem solver You’re a good person You’re professional You’re reliable You’re organised You’re trustworthy You’re honest You care And you’re glad you’re …

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How to write a follow up email after getting no response from your client

Pay-off: how to master the sales follow up and turn ‘no response’ into business Investment: 10 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here So, you’re feeling ignored, and you want to know how to write a follow up email after getting no response from your client? And presumably, it’s not just any follow up email you want. No, …

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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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3 powerful and novel presentation tips

…that will transform how you present Pay-off: learn 3 actionable tips that most ‘good’ presenters don’t even know Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Presenting was once my biggest weakness and fear. But it didn’t take long to turn it into a strength that forms a major part of how I’ve earned a …

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How to find your perfect sales mentor

Pay-off: sell more, more easily, by getting someone else to tackle your sales challenges ahead of you Investment: 10 minutes – this is a thorough ‘how to’ post that should make significant impact on your sales performance if you apply what you learn Please share if you think others will find it useful. (Thank you!) Consider this week’s …

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