Tag Archives: success

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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You’ve Got To Put In The Miles If You Want To Win Gold

Certain stories stay with you.  One in particular for me came from an interview I heard Sebastian Coe give about his rivalry with Steve Ovett.  During the 1980’s Coe and Ovett were two of the best middle-distance runners in the … Continue reading

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“How Do You Know You’ve Been Successful?”

Sitting with a group of senior managers of a new prospective client I was asked how I knew I had been successful in training a sales team. I acknowledged it was an interesting question and asked what type of answer … 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 Only Reason Why a Sales Contact Should Occur

Why should we carry out a sales activity?  The only reason a sales contact activity should take place (whether it be via a face-to-face visit, phone call, email, etc…) is to effect progress.  Progress that is in terms of: Creating … Continue reading

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The Importance of Goal Setting to Ensure You Succeed

Many surveys have been conducted into goal setting and is widely cited that less than 5% of the human race know how to set goals.  It is also claimed that less than 5% of us actually have goals and whilst … Continue reading

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