Category Archives: Sales Driven Organisations

Less IS More when it comes to Sales Planning & Market Segmentation

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Less Is More when it comes to doing good strategy, sales planning and market segmentation. As Michael Porter, Professor and ‘Father’ of Competitive Strategy (Harvard Business School), says: The essence of good strategy is choosing what not to do; The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you are trying to […]

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The 5 Dimensions for Sales Alignment, Harmony & Success

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As CEOs and sales leaders, we understand that there are many factors that make for a successful sales strategy, operating system and sales team in the competitive, complex, variable world of selling. Leading a sales team and operation is like bringing together an orchestra where there is a fine line between success and failure, being […]

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4 Questions to Test if your Sales & Prospecting Tactics are Ethical

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Do other people stand to gain from your sales tactics and actions? Do your sales tactics and actions have a positive influence on your own and others’ well-being and self-esteem? Do your sales tactics and actions move you and your customer closer to your respective short- and long-term goals? Would most people approve of how […]

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Sales Trend 6: Moving CX & HX – really it’s all about people now

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Sales Trend 6 of Barrett’s 12 Sales Trends for 2018 is about the ‘human experience’ in businesses and sales. The terms Customer Experience and Customer Centric have been around for some time. These terms are now referred to in shorthand as CX. Now a new term is emerging – HX, the Human Experience. What does […]

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Is your organisation your worst ‘Sales Blocker’?

Many articles have been written about the many, many excuses salespeople come up with as to why they haven’t hit their sales targets, why they find it hard to sell, and so on. The accusatory finger always seems to be pointing at the salespeople. And sometimes this is fair, however, there are many reasons why […]

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How Sales and Marketing can excel in a world in flux

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In this sales trend from the Barrett’s 12 Sales Trends Report for 2018, David Hubbard explains what sales and marketing can do working together to excel at generating revenue. Who’s in flux? The Buyer. They have dramatically changed how they identify, evaluate and purchase solutions over the past 10 years, and they continue to evolve. […]

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Want to find & own uncontested markets? Try Blue Ocean Strategy

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In today’s cluttered business landscape and global marketplace, finding uncontested markets to sell into and own, free of competition, at least for the foreseeable future, is getting harder, and harder and harder. Developing innovative ideas that turn into something new, unique and viable, are not easy to copy, and deliver revenue and healthy margins is […]

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What are the biggest sales issues & opportunities for CEOs & Sales Leaders today?

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Since late 2014, we have been rolling out the Sales Strategy & Operations Audit working with a wide range of businesses across industries in the public, private, and N4P sectors to help them sell better. In 2017, we compiled the Barrett Sales Strategy & Operations Benchmark Report for 2015-2017 based on over 20 companies and […]

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Sales Trend 4: Buyer Behaviours, AI & the Future of Sales Roles

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Sales Trend 4 from the Barrett 12 Sales Trends Report for 2018 is about buyer behaviours and the future of sales roles. According to Gartner Research, by 2020 85% of interactions between businesses will be executed without human interaction. [i] Automation has already diminished the number of people required for blue collar manufacturing roles; however, […]

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What does Selling Better mean to sales team’s retention rates?

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What do you make of this statistic? The average tenure of a sales representative across Europe and USA is currently 15 months. Ouch! There are other stats that also show the average staff turnover can be anything around 25-50% per annum, or more in some cases.  Some call centres experience turnover rates of over 70% […]

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