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27 Reasons Why Your Prospects Don’t Buy From You

Sometimes in sales things don’t go as we want them to. Having spent time and effort discussing your product/service with your prospect you can find yourself not winning their business. Spending time evaluating these situations and learning from them can … Continue reading

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From Ignorance to Performing – How to Improve Your Skills

One of the things that separates successful people from the ‘also ran not-so-successful’ people is their determination and persistence to improve their skills. The model below illustrates 4 levels of skill; ignorance, awareness, acting and performing. There is forwards progression … Continue reading

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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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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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The Lightning Bolt That Turned Me Into A Muppet

I was sent on my first sales training course against my best wishes. Having had some success I took being told I should attend a course to teach me how to sell as an insult rather than an opportunity to … 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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The Unlikely Salesperson Who Taught Me How to be More Successful

It’s true that salespeople come in all shapes and sizes. There is no such thing as a mould that successful sales people are cast from. This has never been more apparent than when I joined a company that was hiring … Continue reading

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