Category Archives: Being A Salesperson

Muhammad Ali’s Wisdom For Salespeople and Others Seeking Greatness

Until his retirement, the king of the television chat show in the UK was Michael Parkinson.  For the best part of 4 decades ‘Parky’ interviewed sports stars, celebrities from television and film and business people.  His shows were watched by … Continue reading

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How To Re-engage A Key Decision Influencer Who’s Gone Cold In Your Sales Presentation

I was speaking with one of my clients’ salespeople today about a project they’re working on. A final presentation/meeting had taken place and the salesperson was telling me he was confident it would be moving on to the order, yet … Continue reading

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How Offering Good Customer Service Cost Me A Sale … and Why I Won’t Be Doing It Again!

There’s an old saying that says, “The road to disaster is often paved with good intent”, and in the case of sales and customer service I have experienced a number of occasions when I, colleagues and clients have come unstuck; … Continue reading

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This Must Be The Strangest Job In The World!

Over the years you get to see, hear and experience all sorts on the road. One particular thing that I’ve become used to is graffiti written on dirty cars, vans and trucks I’ve been sat behind in traffic jams heading … Continue reading

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How You Can Increase Your Worth And Earnings Potential Without Spending Any More Time Working

In carrying out the work of an external sales person there is always an amount of travelling time that can be used to enhance our prospects of success.  For many salespeople this is often considered as dead time; getting from … Continue reading

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Nobody Wears Shoes Here!

A shoe manufacturer finds itself with sales having plateaued.  Despite their best efforts there is no growth to be found in their existing markets.  So looking to kickstart growth the Sales Director decides they have to look at new markets.  … 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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