Personal effectiveness

Do you suffer from low frustration tolerance?

Posted: 21st September, 2022 in Case Studies, Communications, Customer Service, Motivation, Personal effectiveness, Tips & Tricks, Training and mentoring

Sometime ago, I read a quotation from the well-known author Brian Treacy that said, “Stress comes from within: It is your reaction to the circumstances, not the circumstances themselves”. 

One could argue that we should heed Brian’s advice. However, when you consider how difficult life has been for many over the past couple of years, the reality is that many people experience varying levels of anxiety and for many different reasons.

Thankfully, we have had a greater sense of normality for some time now as people are back to business, mingling and socialising just like old times. Yet, I sense there is still a “hangover” of anxiety lingering for some people.

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What’s your motive for setting up a business?

Posted: 28th July, 2022 in Case Studies, Communications, Marketing Services, Motivation, Personal effectiveness, Sales , Tips & Tricks, Training and mentoring

A number of years ago I had an interesting conversation when I decided to set up a business. The person I was talking to was an older and wiser individual I greatly admired.  As a mentor, I heeded any advice they offered. So, I found it intriging when they asked me the question"what was my motive for setting up the business?"

Sometimes we find ourselves in jobs we don’t like and we are eager to leave. There may be periods when we find ourselves redundant. So, we might think about starting a business purely out of panic or necessity. 

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Is the customer always right?

Posted: 17th June, 2022 in Case Studies, Communications, Customer Service, Personal effectiveness, Sales , Tips & Tricks, Training and mentoring

If there is one thing, I am passionate about – it’s customer service. Often, I am reminded of the phrase “the customer is always right”. Some of you may agree with it; whilst others will not.

Now, I understand that customers are not always easy to deal with and can be demanding. And as much as many companies will have wonderful products or services, we need to remember if we don’t look after our customers - we won’t have a business.

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10 Reasons why people give sales objections

Posted: 18th May, 2022 in Case Studies, Communications, Customer Service, Motivation, Personal effectiveness, Sales , Tips & Tricks, Training and mentoring

Every so often, I see sales people shy away from sales objections. I guess it’s something they fear, they get quite nervous and then run away from the conversation. So, what can we do to deal with these situations?

As professional sellers it’s our job to deal with the objection that is presented to us. We need to get comfortable with them, acknowledge the customers concerns and deal with them. Yet, before we do any of this, we need to begin by understanding the reason why people object. 

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