Is A Career In Sales The Right Career For You?

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So, you’ve been in your current role for a few years and achieved a relative degree of success. Now, though, you’ve seen your enthusiasm and drive start to wane. You’re concerned because you don’t want to look back in five or ten years and feel you’ve wasted your career. You seriously are concerned that you’re in the wrong job. There…

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New To Sales? Here Are 5 Ways To Make Yourself More Valuable…

We often see people who are new in sales on our programmes, some of whom having even started selling yet. They ask my trainers how they can quickly get up to speed and get results. We offer some suggestions and recommendations, but essentially it’s the individual themselves who are in charge of how they develop. My top trainers have given…

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A Great Sales Lesson That Will Make You Memorable To Your Customers

There was a story going around the internet that was probably apocryphal, but I like to think it was true, as it gives a valuable lesson in sales, if not in life generally. A university student at a business school was carrying out his final exam when the last question came up. It simply asked: “What is the first name…

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5 Steps To Nail Your Sales Job Interview

This is a guest blog written by Stephanie Earle from Simply Sales Jobs Job interviews are often a nerve-wracking prospect, especially if it’s a job you’d really love! Don’t be daunted by the prospect, as a salesperson you’re in the perfect position to smash it – just treat your interview as a sales pitch.   1. Do Your Research  You…

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7 Ways To Build Value In The Customer’s Eyes (Psst..It’s Not Always About Money!)

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A recent straw-poll that we carried out with a series of buyers showed a interesting fact about how salespeople approach concerns that those buyers have. We asked the question concerning how often salespeople resort to lowering their prices when price wasn’t really a concern. Fully three-quarters of the respondents (74%) said that this happened most, if not all, of the…

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Are Your KPI’s In The Way Of Your KRA’s?

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Most salespeople we train know they need to achieve their KPI’s, as this is the key measurement against which their performance is analysed. Normally these performance areas revolve around the number of calls they need to make, the amount of leads they need to generate or the time spent on each lead. It is necessary to have these performance indicators…

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If You Don’t Invest In Yourself, Then Why Should Your Customers?

I was talking to a client of ours last week and he mentioned something that made me stop, think and agree with him. He said that he is getting tired of salespeople trying to sell to him without doing the necessary research on his business to identify where potential needs may be. He’s also tired of having to cover information…

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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Sales People Make

When discussions move round to the subject of sales, conversations often get quite negative. The profession has, in many circles, a bad reputation and it’s obvious to many that the salespeople they have been dealing with have difficulties in emotional intelligence so they can’t see when they are being unprofessional and unlikely to get the sale. A little like the…

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Be A First Rate Version Of Yourself, Not A Second Rate Version Of Someone Else

I remember years ago being on a training course where we were learning coaching skills. The facilitator was coaching someone to use a golf putter when they had never played golf in their life. It was fun to watch this person try to hit a golf ball a few yards across the room into a cup laying on its side….

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An Impressive Way To Stand Out From Your Competition

I watched the First Night of the Proms at the weekend (well, there is a little time left in my life for culture!) and, as usual, the co-ordination and cohesion between all the players in the orchestra was magnificent. The harmonies majestically played underneath the main themes and everyone was beautifully controlled by the conductor. It set me thinking about…

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