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Jeremy Blake on May 23, 2017

Bob and I recently spoke at several conferences in April and May, a flurry of sales conferences as the new financial year begins.

At one event, we talked about the power of Related Stories...

Jeremy Blake on May 23, 2017

I’m enjoying a book my eldest brother Charlie bought me called 'Philosophy for Beginners'. It is always a good place to start, the very beginning as the well known modern philosopher Maria said....

Jeremy Blake on April 11, 2017

A few years back Bob and I found ourselves in a great little hotel in New York, on West 47th St overlooking The Brooks Atkinson Theatre. A few doors down was a family owned Italian restaurant that...

Bob Morrell on February 14, 2017

This blog post is aimed at any Sales Managers, Sales Directors and Salespeople who are curious about sales techniques.

Like many, I have been enjoying the Georgian romp that is ‘Taboo’ on a...

Anonymous on July 14, 2016

Long live follow up!!

Well where to start with this one…

Have you worked in sales?

Have you ever tried to earn commission through selling products or services?

You have...

Bob Morrell on June 8, 2016

You are recruiting for your sales and service team, so what type of person will serve you best? People who are more self aware, or people who are more outward in their perspective?

Let’s...

Jeremy Blake on May 16, 2016

Everyday you are confronted with choices. Which shirt to wear, which shoes, what to have for breakfast, whether you should put a wash on or hang out the washing; and this is before you have even...

Bob Morrell on April 18, 2016

On a recent holiday, my son wanted a Real Madrid football strip. He and his mother had already seen one he liked (the away kit, Ronaldo’s name on the back) and had been offered it for 40 euros. I...

Jeremy Blake on April 12, 2016

I’m back from a glorious week in Devon where my family relaxed in Grandma’s immobile mobile home for the week.

We spent time on the beach and it hardly rained. We visited all of the nearby...

Jeremy Blake on February 4, 2016

‘By “Don’t Ask If – ask which”, I mean you should always frame your words, (especially at the close) so that you give the prospect a choice between something and something, never between SOMETHING...

Bob Morrell on January 6, 2016

On a recent holiday in the Canaries, we went for lunch in an Asian themed restaurant. This was in a brand new retail park that had some fantastic shops and this restaurant offered us some welcome...

Bob Morrell on November 17, 2015

Jeremy Blake's first sales trainer, Adrian Webster, once said to him, 'In sales, make sure you are speaking to Mr Corbett.' What he meant was this, you can spend a great deal of time developing a...

Jeremy Blake on September 27, 2015

In 1971, a few months before I was born, Albert Mehrabian published Silent Messages where he stated the results of his experiments in communication.

He carried out a series of face to face...

Bob Morrell on September 3, 2015

We receive many calls and emails from companies claiming they can enhance our business through marketing, web development or direct mail services.

What’s fascinating is that these enquiries...

Bob Morrell on August 21, 2015

Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to sell my wife’s old car – a VW Sharan. It’s been an interesting experience receiving enquiries from different types of potential buyer. Incidentally, if...

Bob Morrell on August 6, 2015

Over a period you become familiar with a customer and develop a productive relationship where both sides benefit. The conversations become more casual but also they are quicker and the work...

Bob Morrell on July 22, 2015

In my role as a salesperson I often follow up decision makers who haven't yet decided whether or not they want to engage us, as well as approaching new prospects.

With every product or...

Bob Morrell on June 22, 2015

What is 'No Deal'?

This blog post explains how complex and significant negotiations are handled, and gives you some essential tips on how to negotiate.

The problem:

The news...

Bob Morrell on October 27, 2014

I have attended approximately 107 exhibitions in my life, I've sold at 23, and these shows have been both business and consumer ones. Having attended a number this year I am compelled to write a...