Category Archives: Sales Meetings

Cringeworthy: how arrogance and ‘seniority’ destroy sales


Here is a senior manager’s account of a real life, cringeworthy example of when a so called ‘experienced’ senior consultant completely stuffs up a prospective client meeting despite the young graduate, a millennial from the vendor’s company, sitting in the meeting with them instinctively knowing better and trying to do the right thing by the […]

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Going mobile – the rise of Smartphones in Sales


In December 2012, we published the 12 Sales Trends Report for 2013 and released a brief summary of each trend. This month we are focusing on the Sales Trend “Going mobile – the rise of smartphones in sales”. As Australia deals with the challenge of becoming more globally competitive, organisations are making greater use of […]

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Is anyone listening to me?

Listening to the Needs of the Customer

We’ve talked long and hard about how sales people need to listen, listen, listen to the client.  Not just hear but really listen to what is being said, how it is being said and so forth.  Seeking to understand your clients and prospects is critical to any effective sales relationship. However, we talk very little […]

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Sales Meetings

Have you ever sat through a pointless meeting and calculated how much of the company’s money was being wasted on individuals sitting around a table completely zoned out? Sales meetings in particular are an important tool for helping you to keep your team’s performance on track. Effective sales meetings don’t just happen, and improving your […]

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