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Current Issue

July 2019 : The Toilet Light Offender

July 2019 : The Toilet Light Offender

The more you tell, the less people do.

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Past Issues

May 2019 : The Raspberry Flavoured Lollipop

May 2019 : The Raspberry Flavoured Lollipop

The Raspberry Flavoured Lollipop Handy Andy is our neighbour. He’s a brilliant neighbour and handy because he owns every DIY tool imaginable, and that I might possibly want to borrow. He’s even got a 2-metre drill bit. Kudos. Yesterday he popped round with his grandson, Ralph. Which is great because he knows we like to see…

Feb 2019 : Sales Forecast and the Fly on the Wall

Feb 2019 : Sales Forecast and the Fly on the Wall

My superpower is being a fly on the wall, and I love it. As a sales coach it’s where I add most value to my customers – observing the conversations sales leaders have with their people, especially in their forecast and 1:1 cadence meetings.

Dec 2018 : How Long is a Piece of String?

Dec 2018 : How Long is a Piece of String?

Measures, Activities and Customer Conversations On a current project I’ve been asked for help with how to measure the success of a sales initiative. The objective is to move from the safe haven of existing relationships to capitalise on wider opportunities in accounts. This is pretty much word-for-word what I came up with on the…

Sept 2018 : Sales 101 or Room 101?

Recently, I started a campaign on Linked-In to “Stop the Sales Training Madness” but many salespeople (myself included) look back to their first sales program with great affection. Stating that what they learned was the catalyst that kicked off their love of sales and it’s what they go back to when they experience a challenge…

July 2018 : Back to Basics

Back to Basics There’s a consistent pattern in the conversations I’m having with sales leaders at the moment, and the work I’m doing with them and their teams. It seems to be prompted by the digital transformation customers are going through. This is having a big impact on the way customers buy and their expectations…

April 2018 : Predictability and Socks for Christmas

Predictability and Socks for Christmas Some things in life are easy to predict – like socks for Christmas (size 42 and colourful please). Currently in the world of sales, Predictability is highly sought-after but unlike Christmas socks it’s not always so easy – when potential customers seemingly put all sorts of obstacles in the way….

Issue 42: February 2018

Have you Popped the Question? I did – on 5 February 1989, the top of the Eiffel Tower, on one knee. Romantic eh? She said “Yes, I’ve nothing better to do in July”, and I’ve been living in wedded bliss ever since. You may not have popped that question, but do you ask the “Anything…

Issue 41: November 2017

How to be confident asking the customer so-called tough questions.

Issue 40: August 2017

Set yourself up for success by planning customer meetings

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