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Category Archives: Sales Results

Turning Underperformers Into Sales Winners

the word clarity viewd from a glass

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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Getting back to sales basics

It’s time to get back to basics. I don’t know about you but recently I have found myself getting more and more distracted by the latest trend and fads, especially the social media phenomena. My reason for this is that I have been trying to get my head around social media and specifically, the impact […]

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Help! My sales team isn’t coping with the fallout from the GFC

Many sales people, for the first time, are experiencing tough times when it comes to selling and many are not sure how to handle themselves in these difficult situations. The current climate is, indeed, a test of character. Many sales people, especially those in their 20’s and 30’s have not likely experienced selling in tough […]

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Why everybody lives by selling something – part 2

For some time now I have been testing the concept of ‘everybody lives by selling something’ with almost everyone I meet, including senior leadership teams (comprising of HR, Finance, IT, Operations, and Sales), primary school teachers and administration staff, senior banking risk professionals, and health professionals (including my podiatrist and GP). I am curious to […]

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