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Does Sales Coaching really matter?

A recent Harvard Business School study showed that 7 of 8 companies failed to achieve profitable growth, despite more than 90% having detailed strategic plans. The burning question, then, is: ‘how do you significantly grow top line sales and increase profitability, in a way that doesn’t require extra investment in marketing?’

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How to use LinkedIn: 4 primary reasons to engage

Networking (either at events, face-to-face, or online) is all about building relationships. It’s not about ‘selling!’ It’s simply about everyday communication. About joining in with the conversation. Every sustainable relationship is generally built on three key stepping stones 1. Know 2. Like – to varying degrees 3. Trust – to varying degrees Using LinkedIn to […]

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Networking works. Understanding how to use LinkedIn will work for you…

I’m reading an excellent, best selling book called “INFLUENCE-the psychology of persuasion” by Robert B Cialdini PH.D and in it, amongst other topics, he talks about ‘The Reciprocity Rule’. He examines how by doing something, freely, for another, people naturally feel obligated to repay the favour. He gives examples of ‘how human societies derive a […]

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Joining The Dots

Why it benefits legal professionals to master both online and offline networking skills (890 words / Ave read time 4 minutes) Despite our indefatigable race towards technological advancement it seems to me, happily, that our new ‘connected’ economy has returned us to old fashioned business values. Hurrah ! Back-in-the-day, honesty, integrity, trust and generosity were […]

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Are you guilty of Hijacking?

The thing that stood out for me, whilst I was out and about at events, last week, was that I was repeatedly hijacked! This is obviously really common and I know you’ll recognise what I mean. I think you’ll have experienced this phenomenon, too ……..often. It occurs when a person knows something about the topic […]

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What ‘talk’ goes on at networking events?

I was out and about in town last night and just had to blog today… I met a businessman I’d never met before, who simply ‘launched!’ He proudly blustered about how he has little time for ‘small talk’ and just likes to get straight to business…we’ve seen the before (sadly I’m sure we’ll see them […]

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‘Rushing-in’ or ‘building rapport’?

It takes time to build rapport. It is widely believed to be one of the most important features or characteristics of unconscious human interaction. Significant foundations for this are achieved in the ‘small talk’, which we’ve covered in another posts. You’ll notice that many people simply don’t take sufficient time to build rapport. They just […]

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Are you a good listener?

A valuable personal skill that seems to be missing at networking events is that of being a good listener. As in my last post, we know that people often believe it’s the extroverts who make the best networkers. But we’ve already seen that by talking, we’re not listening. And if we’re not listening, we’re not […]

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Are you talking or listening?

I often hear people telling me they have no problem talking to people or to groups, at events. In fact many of them, on reflection, do realize that they sometimes talk too much. They think this is funny! It is also these people, who, when asked: “So, who do you think is the better networker? […]

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How prepared are you when you go networking?

I was out on the networking trail the other night and, sadly, I was, yet again, surprised and disappointed to see so many of my fellow guests had simply ‘turned-up’. The fact that they were ill prepared was glaringly obvious. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that to get the best out of any situation, […]

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