Old school analogue skills

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There’s been a lot on LinkedIn lately about the power of contacting others in person as opposed to digitally.

I attended the Welsh Business Show yesterday and met a few people that I’d previously only been in contact with digitally.  Without out doubt the digital contact added the recognition factor, but there is nothing to beat meeting someone face to face, with second place going to via the telephone.

To talk to me about improving your phone skills ring 07976 359069 (or you could email Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk if phoning is too big an ask!)     The picture is a postcard by the way – ask your parents what it was used for…………………

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Where is the pain?

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No, this is not a medical advice column.    I went to a seminar last week at https://www.shedmarketing.co.uk/ and one of the things we discussed was the ‘pain point’ that every business has.

Most businesses have got things sorted, but there is often one important issue that they just can’t get quite right.     I work with companies on their sales strategy as sales is so often that pain point.

I always say, if you haven’t got sales, you haven’t got a business.

What do I do to help?    Get in touch Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk to talk about your ‘ouch’.

Use LinkedIn

I rarely carry business cards these days and ask new business acquaintances if I can connect with them on LinkedIn instead. Most people are on LinkedIn, although I meet many who say ‘I’ve got a profile but it’s not complete’ or ‘I don’t use it’. To my mind LinkedIn is essential for business people.
It’s free……………what more do you want????

Do you want to make more sales with the right customers? Contact me Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk

Upping your game

Would you like to go up a level with your sales skills? A straightforward way of doing this is to ‘up’ the level of your target customer. Is this challenging? Yes, maybe. The upside is that your performance is likely to go up too, enhancing your skills and keeping you on your toes. A good thing, surely?

Contact me on Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk 07976 359069 to find out more.

I’m not a sales person so why would I want sales training?

In my view everyone is in sales. Ever been manipulated by a very small child? Perhaps a child that can’t speak yet? That’s a (small) sales person in action.

So……….you haven’t got the word ‘sales’ in your job title or job description, so why would you be interested in sales training? Refer to the paragraph above! The ability to persuade others (with integrity) to see your viewpoint is essential in business. Also your job or business only exists because you have customers, whatever your role it is vital that you keep that in mind.

Contact me Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk 07976 359069 to talk about sales and communications skills training for you and your company.

Focus

No, not an advert for an optician.    I’m often asked, how do I find new customers?     I would strongly suggest that you profile your customer, whether they be consumer or business.  My strength is B2B sales (business to business) and when I am working with a new client I ask them to think about their last ten customers, who they are and what did they buy?

The focus bit comes in when you have your answer.   These are the customers that you aim to contact and create a relationship.

Contact me for sales training and consultancy Deborah@anewcolour.co.ukfocus

Nine to five

Who invented the concept that we work Monday to Friday, nine to five? Answers on a postcard………..
The rise of contract workers is increasing because we no longer wish to work this way. Businesses increasingly want to source help when they need it, which may be long or short term. Workers who want to get the job done quickly and efficiently, without having to suffer presenteeism (I’m here, but I’m not doing anything) love this way of working.
Get in touch if you need short term help with your sales process, including training and coaching. Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk

Why I became interested in personality profiling

Like many people I fell into a sales career by accident. Took a job with the sole purpose of earning some money and discovered something that I loved and that I was good at; the black art of sales.

I don’t subscribe to the concept that sales people are motivated by money. In my experience sales people are motivated by success and money earned is a by product.

I soon learned that successful sales people are good at reading people very quickly and tailoring their approach accordingly. This may seem blindingly obvious, but how often have you been ‘sold’ at by someone who is more interested in getting their point across than finding out what pushes your buttons to buy.

Soooo……..my interest in personality profiling came about because I am intrigued by the question “why does anyone choose to do anything?” The answer is that it feeds something and the more able you are to find out what that may be the more successful a sales person you will be.

For information on sales training and consultancy contact me Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk

Sales Masterclass

I’m running the ever popular sales masterclass in Cardiff starting in April. The masterclass runs over six months and takes up 3 hours of your time, plus an optional half hour call/skype with me. My belief is that everyone is in sales, no matter what your job title may be.
My question is, what would you like included in the masterclass? The course outline is written, but not in stone, and I would be grateful for input.
I’m particularly speaking to the scaredy cats; the ones who think sales is the hard bit! (I think it’s the fun bit)

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Picture of a very scared cat.