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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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Val Dani, Group General Manager Dome Garden Supplies
We began working with Barrett midyear 2009.  Our Sales Team was in need of a makeover as our business had grown from Small Business to SME in a very short time. We desperately needed skilled, organized and proactive sales reps to sustain the growth and maintain our position in the market place.  For a period of 6 months, Sue Barett became our surrogate Sales Manager and held regular weekly sales meetings which involved coaching, mentoring and up-skilling the sales team to plan ahead and give them the confidence to get out on road where previously they were more in-house order takers rather than field reps.  The experience was both challenging and rewarding for the sales team and the process revealed the businesses' strengths and weaknesses which lead to the restructure of the entire business.  Barrett's approach is honest and encouraging and it's about seeking out real solutions.  There are no false promises or gimmicks on how to be the best but its rather a journey of self discovery supported with common sense sales strategies and plans that work and can be adapted by any sales rep and business.  One of the first things that Barrett warned us about was that not all sales reps will last the journey.  The process exposed some sales reps that didn't have what it takes and in time they exited the business which made way for more talented sales people.  Choosing Barrett was the one of the smartest business decisions we've made.  We still work closely with Barrett utilizing their services and tools such as the Psychometric Sales and Leadership testing which I highly recommend to recruit and retain the right people.  Sue is a rare and amazing coach, facilitator, mentor and business woman who inspires and challenges everyone she meets to be better sales reps, managers and people.