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“Sell Me This Pen”

“Sell Me This Pen”

“Sell me this pen” is arguably the most well known sales one-liner in history. It’s a favourite for sales job interviews and there’s a reason for that …. it’s a really effective way pf assessing the sales approach of each candidate...
How Vulnerability in Sales Can Help You Close More Deals

How Vulnerability in Sales Can Help You Close More Deals

Salespeople need a particular set of skills to be successful and one of those skills is vulnerability, despite many people’s view that sales people need to be confident and outgoing. The Importance of Vulnerability in Sales In sales, it’s important to take stock...
Order Taker or Order Getter? What’s the Difference

Order Taker or Order Getter? What’s the Difference

A question for you — what makes someone a good sales person? Is it their ability to prospect, how they can deliver a sales pitch, or being a master at the upsell? All of these traits and more can make you a better salesperson. When it comes to professional development...
David Bowie, Michael Jackson…. And Me!

David Bowie, Michael Jackson…. And Me!

It’s always a huge honour to be invited to contribute to any publication, but this month, I’m in truly esteemed company. John Ferguson is a world renowned commercial and brand photographer who’s worked with some of the biggest names in the corporate...
5 Sales Closing Tactics To Avoid

5 Sales Closing Tactics To Avoid

Have you seen the film “Glengarry Glen Ross? In it, Alec Baldwin plays Blake, a belligerent trainer sent to shake up a tired, underperforming sales team. Blake storms into a room of unsuspecting sales reps and starts screaming about prospects. “Only one thing...