Well then -- are you ready? Have you got what it takes? How motivated are you? What state are you in? Where will you be when the gold rush starts?

When a company fails, the usual reasons get trotted out; "unfavourable market conditions" "the longest recession since xxxx" "fashions have changed" "the internet". Maybe it's the same if you don't reach your sales targets?

Brilliant sales results do not happen by accident. Of course there'll be an occasional fluke -- but on the whole, sustained sales success certainly does not happen by chance. To be relaxed, confident and in control -- and ultimately successful in sales -- takes some level of preparation.

Why Most B2B Sales Professionals' LinkedIn Profiles are Worthless

The LinkedIn Profile Mistakes You're Making How to Start Communicating Your Value

9 out of 10 profiles for sales professionals are worthless sales and marketing tools. They are practically worthless to prospects. Read this article to see how sales professionals are failing to communicate their business value to prospects and why you may need to give your LinkedIn profile an immediate makeover.

New 'digital listening tools' are providing organizations with greater insight into the sales pipeline than ever before. By leveraging comprehensive, real-time analytics, sales reps can see how a proposal moves through the pipeline, identify all decision makers, and learn about customer hot buttons to keep sales on track.

When you hire outbound telemarketing services, what is the best way to pay the callers to set appointments, qualify leads, and do other prospecting tasks for you? Some people in the industry put their callers only on commission to encourage high-performance while others pay a reasonable base wage and offer opportunities for bonuses and incentives based on success.

Keep Calm Communicate and Become an Effective Leader

How to become an effective leader in your company and drive results

Whether you are an aspiring executive or in a support role in the workplace, successful interaction and effective communication skills are a key ingredient to business success. The art of excelling in communication builds better relationships, harnesses a sense of community within the workplace, increases employee retention and maximizes productivity within an organization.

I'M A BIG BELIEVER IN YOU GET WHAT YOU EXPECT, NOT WHAT YOU HOPE FOR. DO ATHLETES WORK ON BUILDING THEIR POSITIVITY BEFORE A PERFORMANCE? DEFINITELY. How do you put yourself in a positive state? What about your team?

Why you need more I.P.A For most of us, after our summer holidays, we share that foreboding as we crack up our laptops wondering what 'the figure' of emails will be. Then there are the bragging rights. I reckon most people share their inbox total with their immediate colleagues within 30 minutes of discovering it (go on -- be honest!). And there's that tinge of disappointment if a colleague has a higher total than you! Not that I've got involved with any of that nonsense myself :) Seriously...

Why are Selling Techniques so bad? You will know by now I'm on a mission to improve the nation's selling techniques. It seems every day I collect more evidence of just how big a challenge that is going to be! On the other hand a bottom less pit of potential work it seems. Take my colleague Jonathan's example from a while ago...