Category Archives: Sales Results

How Meditation Can Make You a Better Salesperson

pebbles in the ocean

In this increasingly complex world emotions such as empathy, compassion and benevolence are emerging as critical qualities of highly successful people, teams, companies and communities. Even in the highly competitive world of business and selling, those sales people and leaders who are able to incorporate these qualities into their daily work and personal lives are […]

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Top 10 Tips when Negotiating

Everybody needs to negotiate from time to time; at work, at home, as a leader, as sales person, and as a consumer. For some it seems easy, but others view the process of negotiation as a source of conflict to be resisted and avoided if possible. Negotiation is a process and a skill that can […]

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How Commissioned-only Selling Ruined the Sales Profession

The United States has been responsible for many great innovations but not all have turned out the way the inventors, architects or innovators intended. One such miscalculation was the introduction of ‘commissioned-only’ salespeople. This initiative spawned negative effect on the reputation and results of salespeople worldwide and its stigma has remained ever since, commissioned or […]

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Turning Underperformers Into Sales Winners

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Underperforming sales people plague sales managers and organisations in every industry sector. Over the decades business leaders have adopted an assortment of tactics to combat and address this issue, with most showing little in return. Some large businesses have a policy to let go of the bottom 10-20% of sales performers each year and replenish […]

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No Sales Leadership + No Accountability = No Sales Results

Leaders stick hands in sand

Companies spend billions each year on sales training, organisational development, leadership training and other efforts to ultimately boost sales results. Often this is a waste of money because nothing changes for the better. Too busy looking for a short term boost, magic bullet or quick fix, i.e. the 1-3 day motivational sales training event, many […]

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Learning how to ride the Boom AND Bust economy

boom AND bust

These turbulent, challenging and sometimes volatile times we find ourselves living in are making many of us rethink how we do business, how we live our lives and how we engage with the world. Unless you are hiding under the doona, the rest of us are witnessing and experiencing a major transition from the Industrial […]

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Why leading an examined life is good for sales

Distressed not good for Sales People

‘Leading an examined life’ was voted as the Number 10 of Sales Trends for 2011. For many years you could lead an intuitive sales life because your product was your edge, but not anymore. With products replicated in minutes, the spotlight is well and truly on the specific ingredients of being an effective sales person […]

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Is Call Reluctance® choking your sales effort?

Whether we are working for a private or public company, a “not for profit” or government institution, all of us are in some way competing for access to a revenue source to fund our existence. How capable people are to take on the responsibility for improving the revenue line of a company is a hot […]

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Should I fire my bad clients?

Run a mental checklist over your client base right now. Who fits into the ‘good’ client list and who falls into the ‘bad’ client list? It all really depends on what you define as good and bad. As we know not all clients are good for your business. Some clients are a wrong fit for […]

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Measuring and managing the right things in sales

Who wants to work with accountable, responsible, and self-directed sales people? Of course we all want these types of sales people in every sales team. Yet, most businesses do not support this by setting up their sales team to clearly measure and manage their sales performance. Sales performance management begins with accurate role descriptions and […]

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