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About trenthamwhitmore

Salesperson, trainer, author, speaker, student and forever curious about what makes top performing salespeople so much more successful than their contempories.

How Dress Down Day Worked For Me

I had been working on breaking into a major competition account and had visited them a number of times when they introduced ‘dress down Fridays’.  This involved the usual formal attire of business suits and ties making way for smart … Continue reading

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Whatever It Takes To Succeed!

I’m a competitive person.  I love winning and so I suppose a career in selling is something that befits my D.N.A. Don’t get me wrong though, I can take losing so long as I lose to someone better than me … Continue reading

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“The Company That Does Not Obsolete Its Own Products Runs The Risk of Becoming Extinct Itself”

A client of mine was telling me how his customers are always trying to commoditise what he does.  Whilst his company spends time, money and effort developing solutions to their problems and they start to do repeat business, he told … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing As Real Value … It’s All Perceived

There’s no such thing as real value … it’s all perceived.  It’s true … and I’ll prove it with an example. Story Version A: A man and his wife decide to sell their family home in Liverpool that they’ve lived … Continue reading

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Snow Shovels

One day there was heavy snowfall in an area and a man realises his drive will be blocked and inaccessible for his car.  He remembers seeing snow shovels being sold at a store local to him and when he gets … Continue reading

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Do You See An Opportunity For What It Really Is?

Success in selling often comes down to how observant you are as an individual.  Do you see what is in front of you or rather what you think is in front of you?  Let me explain why this is important. … Continue reading

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Hey Good Looking … Fancy a Sale?!?

Here’s a controversial start to a blog post for you … the better you look, the more sales you’ll make! Politically correct or not … in my experience it’s true.  It all boils down to human nature; we prefer to … Continue reading

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