Cold calling is bad

How many cold calls have you had this week?

In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, an excellent book about success, Eric Barker mentions some interesting research into insurance sales. The project concluded that sales people could actually be hired on their level of optimism alone. Apparently, agents who scored in the top 10% of optimism, sold 88% more than the most pessimistic tenth. Reading […]

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What are the key buying patterns and why are they key for sales success?

In the world of sales and business development, people are always judged by their sales success. Their job longevity depends on developing an ever-growing pipeline with a high percentage of deals closed quickly. This has been my world for much of my professional career and whilst I got some great training along the way there […]

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What’s more important, new leads or conversion and what does it have to do with colourful plasters?

I am sure it will not surprise many if I said that both were as important because one will not work without the other. So far so good, but here are a few questions for you: Why do most companies invest more time and money in new lead generation and much less in improving their […]