You vs. The Competition…Want To Win? Here’s How…

I’ve been speaking to more of my clients recently. Not that that should surprise you, but I’ve taken some time out to find out some of the key issues they are facing and identified many of the specific ideologies that drive them to make decisions. In some cases it’s been eye-opening, and has allowed us to tweak our offerings and…

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The 3 Words That Will Galvanise You To Sales Superstardom

I’ve just finished listening to another Tony Robbins CD. He’s someone who I’ve always admired, not only because of his knowledge and awareness of what makes us do what we do (although he’s up there with the rest of the top coaches in those areas) but also because of the way he makes me feel after listening to him.  He…

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4 Strategies All Successful Salespeople MUST Employ

We often see the successful salesperson and put it down to being in the right place at the right time, getting the breaks or simply being ‘lucky’. When successful people are analysed, though, we see that, although there may be streaks of luck involved in their successful results, by far the majority of the results they achieve come from doing…

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Apply These 8 Characteristics To Boost Your Sales Success

How would you define success? More importantly, if someone were to ask you what are the key components of success, would you be able to list the top eight? Richard St John,researcher, marketing guru, and CEO speechwriter, writes about 8 keys to success and I’ve listed them below with some comments for sales consultants in how to apply them. The…

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5 Factors That Prevent You From Being A Sales ‘Nearly Man’

One of my friends likes a flutter now and again. Oh, he’s not a bona-fide better, just someone who now and again enjoys taking the risk of seeing if his horse can beat the others. There’s one big problem. He always bets on the horse to place. When you place a bet on a horse to win, your bet pays…

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How Sales People Get Beyond First Base…

Many sales people ask us for that ‘one thing’, the idea that will solve all their problems and enable them to hit their goals every time. The ‘magic pill’ if you like, that will make them their sales managers’ dream machine. Sorry, but there isn’t just one thing that will make you successful. But if there is one bit of…

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How To Respond To “Why Should I Buy From You?”

Look up the word ‘commodity’ and you’ll find definitions like “a basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type” or “a type of widely-available product that is not markedly dissimilar from one unit to another.” Another definition may be, “a product that is the same as other products of the same type from…

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Use This Simple Call To Action To Shake Up Stale Deals

Many times you will send a message to prospects and they will be deleted or thrown in the bin before being opened. They are simply not interested in being sold something via email or through marketing blurb. Others may open your message and read it before again throwing it away or deleting it. One technique that seems to work more…

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The 8 Main Obstacles ALL Sales People Must Overcome

Dr W. Edwards Deming was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant – an all-round clever guy. He is regarded as having had more impact on Japanese manufacturing and business than any other individual not of Japanese heritage. So , he might be someone we could learn from. I came across a list of what he called…

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4 Ways To Prevent Post Sales Training Stagnation

Most good sales managers recognise the need to develop their sales teams and these managers often see the rewards that come from training their staff to build skills and attitudes. Oftentimes, though, the changes and improvements are short-lived and the return to the ambient levels of performance shows that the investment hasn’t been as worthwhile as originally thought. How can…

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