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Authentic Sales & Marketing

So much of what is taught about sales and marketing is manipulation.

Yet ask any prospective purchaser if they would choose to buy from someone who they think is deliberately manipulating them and I’m sure the answer would be “no”. As buyers become increasingly aware of the trickery that passes as sales and marketing, there’s a danger of being ‘found out’. I steer clear of ‘get rich quick’ methods like bombarding people with emails filled with…

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Added by Rob Pickering on November 14, 2018 at 17:29 — No Comments

Dealing with Problem People

A key to success is to surround yourself with people who are excellent – positive, supportive, intelligent, motivated, diligent – helping you achieve success. With these type of people it’s still a challenge to run a successful business, but without them, it’s really tough.

So why is it…

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Added by Rob Pickering on November 6, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Seek First To Understand

It was Stephen Covey who said “Seek first to understand, then to be understood” in his excellent book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”.  The reason its such valuable advice is that it’s counter-intuitive and so most people don’t naturally do it.

The trap we usually fall into…

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Added by Rob Pickering on October 30, 2018 at 12:26 — No Comments

Network to Grow Your Business

You probably want more customers so that you can grow your business? There are quite a few ways to achieve it, but the most effective ways typically involve getting out of your office to network with people. By all means take a look under the desk, behind the filing cabinet, in the…

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Added by Rob Pickering on October 23, 2018 at 11:08 — No Comments

LinkedIn is Pure Gold

LinkedIn has brought me significant income, great contacts, excellent employees, and quite a number of friends into the bargain over the last decade. Yet I frequently meet people who aren’t on LinkedIn at all, or confidently tell me it’s a waste of time! So here’s how it could work for you…

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Added by Rob Pickering on October 16, 2018 at 11:38 — No Comments

What's Really Stopping You In Your Business?

Often when I start working with a business owner, they tell me what they need to improve so that their business will be much better. What would that key thing be in your business? Better cash flow? Better marketing? Better staff? Better sales skills? Better time…

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Added by Rob Pickering on October 9, 2018 at 12:32 — No Comments

How To Create Your Own Social Media Plan

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Added by Rob Pickering on October 3, 2018 at 12:29 — No Comments

Who is you Ideal Customer?

It’s important to think about your target market before you dive in and start work on marketing. Think about who would be your ideal customer and target them specifically. If you get caught up in thinking that your target market is…

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Added by Rob Pickering on September 24, 2018 at 13:32 — No Comments

Creating a Marketing Machine That Works For You

Finding new customers is the primary purpose of marketing and sales. And yet it’s one of the activities most business owners struggle with – even though it’s a key part of business growth. Juggling marketing your business with doing the actual work that services your clients is a challenge, and it…

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Added by Rob Pickering on September 19, 2018 at 14:45 — No Comments

Seven Steps to Gain New Customers

Marketing can be divided into two main aims – attracting new customers and then keeping them. We’ll be focusing here on getting new customers. Before you spend the first penny on marketing it’s vital to get a few things clear. Follow this 7-step process and your marketing will be…

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Added by Rob Pickering on September 12, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Spreading a little Dissatisfaction

Do you ever stop and wonder "Is this it? Is this how I want to spend each day?".

For most people they only stop and ask this question at some point such as a health scare, funerals, being made redundant, after a bad annual appraisal, or…

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Added by Rob Pickering on March 2, 2017 at 11:12 — No Comments

Don't fall behind your competitors by failing at Social Media

Slow but sure isn’t a phrase that sits well with many business sectors in 2017.

Customers and clients need answers quickly so if you’re not in a position to give them they will go elsewhere.

Here are some challenging figures from Sprout Social, the social media software people, who say…

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Added by Rob Pickering on March 2, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

If not now, then when?

Have you ever heard the saying “If you lose money, you can earn some more - but if you lose time, it’s gone and you can’t get it back!”?

I continually encounter people who want to change their life or business… but now is a really bad…

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Added by Rob Pickering on August 2, 2016 at 17:01 — No Comments

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Added by Rob Pickering on February 15, 2016 at 10:59 — No Comments

The Dangerous Comfort Zone

Your comfort zone is the boundary in which you operate on a daily basis, doing things you know how to do and have typically done before. Outside that zone lie all the unfamiliar and perhaps scary experiences - the things you avoid because you can’t do them.

Imagine your own comfort zone as a circular…

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Added by Rob Pickering on January 21, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

I made a mistake

Have you ever found yourself continuing to argue a point long after you stopped believing it yourself? One of the most useful phrases we can benefit from using is “I changed my mind”. Yet how rarely people seem to say it, and it doesn’t come easily for most.

To easily say “You know, I see things differently…

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Added by Rob Pickering on December 5, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Seek First To Understand

It was Stephen Covey who said "Seek first to understand, then to be understood" in his excellent book "The seven habits of highly effective people". The reason it's such valuable advice is that it's…

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Added by Rob Pickering on November 3, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Words Trigger Emotions

Words trigger emotions whether we choose for them to or not.

As human beings we are ‘meaning-making machines’. The instant we see or hear something, we make it mean something. This makes us naturally good at identifying patterns and solving problems, but it also causes us to attribute meaning incorrectly…

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Added by Rob Pickering on September 29, 2014 at 8:37 — No Comments

LinkedIn is Pure Gold

LinkedIn has brought me significant income, great contacts, excellent employees, and quite a number of friends into the bargain over the last decade. Yet I frequently meet people who aren’t on LinkedIn at all, or confidently tell me it’s a waste of time! So here’s how it could work for you…

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Added by Rob Pickering on August 18, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Stop Nagging and Start Inspiring

It can feel really frustrating when someone isn’t doing what they ought to, yet nagging them to do it just seems to make it worse. No one likes being nagged!

Nagging will usually come across as a form of verbal attack. Phrases like “Why haven’t you?”, or even just “When will you…?” are likely to feel like…

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Added by Rob Pickering on August 13, 2014 at 17:07 — No Comments

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