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Barrett has been publishing sales articles, research whitepapers, and sales trends reports for several years and more recently has published 21 e-books on sales and sales management.

Feature writers on a regular basis for some of Australia's most prominent business media outlets such as BRW, Smart Company and more recently IPA's magazine The Public Accountant, Sue Barrett is regarded by many mainstream business press publishers & editors as the most authoritative thought leaders reporting and commenting on the selling profession and sales operations in Australia today.

Sue's aim is to keep business leaders, salespeople and the general population informed and up to date on the latest in sales operational effectiveness including articles on:
sales philosophy & culture; sales leadership management and coaching; sales forecasting, metrics & measurements; customer satisfaction indexing; sales psychology, neuroscience, resilience & mindset, sales recruitment & sales assessments;sales performance modelling & sales force design; sales strategy & sales structure; sales incentives & rewards; key account management, and more.

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What others say about Sue

Amanda Gome, Publisher of BRW, SmartInvestor, Asset at Fairfax Media and former CEO of Private Media (www.smartcompany.com.au, www.crikey.com.au, www.startupsmart.com.au and other web publications):

"I first approached Sue Barrett to write for SmartCompany when it launched in February 2007. I approached her for several reasons. Firstly she had a unique approach to selling. She looked beyond the quick sell to explain to people how to build sustainable and profitable relationships. Secondly she was a great presenter. Many sales people on the circuit turn people off with a very pushy, gimmicky approach and Sue presents as highly intelligent, caring, ethical and extremely positive. Thirdly I knew she got results because I knew clients who had used her including my own sister!

I would always say when starting a writer that we don't know how many columns they have in them: whether one, six or they can last the distance. From our experience a new writer can write one column and find it was very hard work so they don't continue. Then others have nothing else to say after the sixth column and start to repeat themselves. But Sue, week after week, serves up terrific, intelligent copy that is thoughtful, insightful and extremely helpful for our readers. She is also very professional and adheres to deadlines.She is been part of the reason SmartCompany is so successful."

 

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Our team worked closely with Barrett's at a time when the market place in which we operate had become increasingly competitive, and as a result our sales team could no longer rely on our strong brand and passive referrals for new business. Leading up to the program our entire sales team completed an assessment to gauge sales prospecting fitness, with the team provided with individualised reports during the program to illustrate suggested strengths and potential weaknesses highlighting areas for development. This included a discussion on mindset around the sales process.Our three day course was introduced to our Regional General Managers on the first day with some specialised coaching training so that we could follow up one-on-one with the sales team once the program was completed. To enable this we were armed with practical tools provided by Barrett's to assist this coaching process, to ensure we could respond to the needs of each member of our sales team. The program itself illustrated the changes that had taken place in the sales process over time, and provided information and action plans as to developing an increasingly successful sales environment within our organisation. We looked at the overall prospecting process including goal setting, lead generation and review.Prior to our work with Barrett's the sales team had accepted a huge challenge to talk to 1000 new prospects over a short timeframe, and initially we heard any number of barriers and excuses as to why this would not be possible, however with the practical lessons gained from Sue, our 25-strong sales team put into practice the learnings from the course, and with the confidence gained we successfully hit the target, with time to spare. Working with a limited timeframe the sales team were able to focus their energy on the prospecting process, and successfully generated a pipeline of enquiries to follow up over the following period.This great result has provided a great deal of motivation for the sales team, and we are confidently looking forward to a productive prospecting future. Thanks Sue and the team at Barrett's for your support.