3 Steps to the Perfect Sales Dance (Cha Cha Cha)
Sales is a dance between you and your potential clients. Just like with dancing, it’s a good idea to know your strengths and to know what your ideal partner is like. If you are a waltz professional, then there is little... read more
5 Sales Strategies for Business Growth
Businesses are like gardens, they need to be constantly worked on to sustain them and bring in new clients, convert opportunities and retain customers. Follow these sales strategies to tend your business. Sales Strategy #1 ~ Attract new potential... read more
7 High-Octane sales lessons from the movie The Wolf of Wall Street
Whether you are just starting out a new business, or launching new products or services, you need to have a strong sales proposition. Maybe you need to draft a powerful sales letter, or perhaps you are trying to come up with... read more
5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Brochures and Sales Collateral
So you have a company brochure or two, but do they actually work? When was the last time you reviewed your marketing collateral and sales materials? Or better yet when was the last time you obtained a strategic independent... read more
Sales Tip: Know Your Buyer!
Great selling is about helping people buy. It follows then that the more work you do to understand who your buyer is and how they want to buy; the easier it is for you to help them. Sales Tip: Start... read more
Export Tips for Small Business
How are you going to grow your business this year? Have you ever thought about exporting your products or services? Research shows that, on average, exporting companies are more profitable than their non-exporting counterparts. “Exporting exposes you to new... read more
Simple 5 Step Plan: How To Answer Sales Questions
One of the biggest fears that non-sales people have is that they don’t know how to answer sales questions from a potential client. They think that until they have it ALL worked out, they can’t possibly go and talk... read more
Sales Tip: Go on, Ask for the Business!
There is a truism in life and sales ~ if you don’t ask – you don’t get! I meet lots of sales and non-sales people who are terrified of asking the person to buy from them. They invest time... read more
Goodbye “Cash Only”: The Low-Down on Eftpos and Accepting Credit Card Payments on Your Mobile Phone
Back in 1981, while I was playing with my Rubik’s Cube and watching Tony Barber on Sale of the Century, some clever techies in the US developed eftpos. It’s amazing to think this revolutionary cashless payment system came into... read more
Sales Lessons from Your Mother
Most people get sales confused with manipulation and conning people to part with their money. Great selling is a world away from that and is really about putting together some simple principles. Basic principles that are very similar to... read more
When is a postcard not a postcard….
and how could that help you sell? One of my missions in business is finding effective marketing products that won’t break your budget. Postcards are probably the cheapest form of printed marketing you can buy. They can also be... read more
Are You Supplementing Sales with Customer Relationship Management?
For many businesses, customer relationship management (CRM) software is just another necessary data collection tool. You buy it, use it, but don’t really consider how it is that you’re actually benefitting. While you do need a place to store... read more