Sales Stories

Why Storytelling Is Becoming The #1 Sales Skill To Master

As we were growing up, one of our fondest memories is often associated with sitting on our parent’s knee, being read a story. It created that initial and long-lasting bond between us. Maybe we were intrigued by a fairy-tale, or…

Read More

10 Timeless Values That ALL Salespeople Should Adopt

The only constant today is change. When you look back 10-15 years, it barely seems to be the same world we are living in. And yet, there are some things that remain constant and never-changing, and I’d like to share…

Read More

What To Do When Your Experienced Sales People Have Lost Their Edge

They were once the sales people that you could rely on every month to pull in the numbers for you. But now for some reason they have gone stale. They seemed to make it look so easy but for some…

Read More

6 Components That Add Up To A Sale (And How To Utilise Them…)

We often get asked for the Holy Grail of selling, that one thing that would increase sales exponentially. Without being patronising, we say there really isn’t just one-size- fits-all when it comes to sales. But there are a series of…

Read More

3 Quotes That Will Inspire Your Future In Sales

I came across three interesting quotes while doing research the other day, and they all give an insight into the future of sales. See what you think when you read these: “The modern consumer is digitally-driven, socially-connected and mobile-empowered. Sales…

Read More

The One Small Mindset Change That Rockets Sales Success…

I’ve always admired Jim Rohn. His insights into the deep philosophies of life always touch a nerve and his laid-back delivery is one that I admire. His untimely death has left a big gap in the motivational speaker’s circuit, but…

Read More

A Sales Lesson From…Bird Droppings?

I read an amusing story recently that made me think seriously about being a victim of circumstances and the attitude we should have about things. Apparently, reports had been coming in about a massive pile of bird droppings that had…

Read More

Should A Sales Person Always Trust Their Hunches?

John Adair tells a story about Conrad Hilton, the Hotel magnate, who was once trying to buy a Chicago Hotel. The deadline was looming for the sealed bids to be placed and Hilton submitted a bid for $165,000. He went…

Read More

Double Your Sales With A Sat Nav?

It’s my lifeline, my saviour, my instant access to finding new destinations. Yet, since I started using satellite navigation systems, I have been lulled into a false sense of security, allowing it to control my thoughts and, against my better…

Read More

How To Guarantee Your Audience Will Sit Up And Take Notice

Once in a while, I come across a film or video that makes an impression on me and I say to myself that I have to let as many people as possible see it. This particular short film amused and…

Read More

Would You Employ Any Of Lord Sugar’s Apprentices?

Yes, it’s excruciating, painful and hilarious. But it’s also a great study programme for those of us interested in the psychology of the fame-seeker. And the interest is shaken, stirred and served up with a delicate slice of hyperbole in…

Read More

How a Marathon Runner’s Mind-Set Can Improve Your Sales

I’m always interested in what makes a person successful in their area of responsibility. In order to be successful, the key has to be how they think about things.  Success for many people can be summed up in just seven…

Read More