Category Archives: Sales Talent

How we can learn MasterSales lessons

Like many people in Australia, my family and employees have been captivated by MasterChef Australia. What I love about MasterChef is that it can be seen as a metaphor for expressing our talents and being the best we can be. Given my interest in everything to do with sales, personal mastery and performance, I particularly […]

Be the 1st to vote.

Read more ...

Why you can’t have a one-type-of-sales-person-does-it-all approach

I find it somewhat frustrating when people make simplistic claims and statements about salespeople like: ‘super sales performers are all risk takers and oblivious to rejection and failure’. Statements like this are simply not true and trivialise the complex world of selling by trying to box people without proper analysis and insight. There is a […]

Be the 1st to vote.

Read more ...

The Entrepreneurial Sales Person

As part of my ongoing professional and personal development I belong to a CEO leadership group where we meet monthly and discuss a whole range of topics to stimulate our thinking and decision making. Recently we discussed the concept and qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs. Besides making the obvious comparisons with ourselves as to whether we […]

Be the 1st to vote.

Read more ...

Create your ‘Ideal’ sales force blueprint

Now is the time to rethink your sales strategy and your sales force. Design the sales force your business needs and get great results. Tip: It’s all in the thinking and planning that happens before the execution. To help you start your thinking and planning here are two case studies from our work files where […]

Be the 1st to vote.

Read more ...

The cost of poor sales selection

Have you ever done the math on how much sales recruitment costs you, especially when you get it wrong? If you are like most managers then chances are you haven’t. So let’s consider the costs, overt and covert, involved in sales recruitment. If you don’t know it already, sales recruitment is one of the toughest […]

Be the 1st to vote.

Read more ...

Exceptional Prospectors

“My most important appointment is prospecting and I do it first up every day.” “I qualify all leads I generate and have an approach to handle those that aren’t ready yet.” “People appreciate a professional sales approach and are able to make an informed decision to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ because I clearly explain, up […]

Be the 1st to vote.

Read more ...

Leading a healthy sales career

It is well documented that being healthy (physically, emotionally, and mentally) is vital to leading an effective and productive life. In sales your health is a critical factor to your success. Many highly successful sales people I meet are self disciplined in all aspects of their life ensuring they are fit, healthy and well trained […]

Be the 1st to vote.

Read more ...

Who’s in charge of your sales recruitment?

1. How much is a good sales person worth to you? 2. How much is a good hiring manager worth to you? Speaking about recruitment in these current economic times may seem foolish, however in the area of selling, this is where you could make great strides by picking up highly effective sales people who […]

Be the 1st to vote.

Read more ...

Practice, Practice, Practice then Play

In the sporting world it is expected that athletes make the time to practice, practice, practice and then go and compete or play the game. Through regular practice they hone their skills, behaviours and attitudes to ensure they are ‘match fit’ and ready to compete at the highest standards. A sports team needs to make […]

Be the 1st to vote.

Read more ...

A Test of Character

I can honestly say I did not enjoy the early years of my sales career. I initially found it hard, relentless and sometimes really distressing. I was asked to do things I didn’t always understand that significance of. I often felt overly scrutinised by the constant monitoring of activity and performance by my managers. I […]

Be the 1st to vote.

Read more ...

How can we help?

New Article Notification

Receive an email when new articles are added to the blog.

Ads by Google




Categories

Archives