upsell and cross-sell

Are you missing opportunities by not having a more meaningful conversation with your clients? When faced with the pressure to increase sales it can be easy to focus on generating new business and miss the opportunities to have a deeper more meaningful conversation with your clients and uncover more needs. Upsell and cross-sell should be…

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How are you? It’s been a while since I’ve sent my usual newsletter. There is a good reason though I promise…but before I get to that let me share with you something I don’t often tell people. When I was 13 years old, my father passed away. Being one of seven children, our family could…

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Preparing for your client meeting

While we have discussed the importance of frameworks when it comes to sales and service success, it’s important to also focus on the human element on your client meetings. These face-to-face interactions are incredibly valuable to clients and are the key to building lasting relationships. Though in order to have productive and meaningful meetings with…

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Work Smarter Not Harder

In the financial services industry, I find clients want two things each year – more money and more time off – the very things you work so hard to achieve for your clients. While the first part of the year starts out well, by February many of them have fallen into their usual work habits…

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overcome teams excuses

As a leader, you are bound to experience team members making excuses about why they can’t, won’t or didn’t do something they were asked or expected to do. While excuses every so often can be understandable – expected even, when they are regularly given you need to act. Here are four ways you can overcome…

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effectively address conflict

When different personalities, generations, genders and cultures work together on a daily basis with different viewpoints, priorities and communication methods, conflict is inevitable. So how do you prepare, manage and solve conflict effectively in the workplace? Here are my top tips for addressing conflict within your team. 1. Acknowledge the conflict The first step in…

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get to know your team

I have seen many leaders become so focused on achieving their goal that they forget to consider who they are leading – and the best way to lead them. With the facts, figures and deadlines we use for planning and decision making keeping us focused on the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ we do things on…

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Building Profitable Business Relationships

Your success and growth as a business owner or leader is often determined by your ability to influence and leverage. The more you can influence people’s thoughts and actions, and leverage their time, knowledge, resources and contacts, the quicker you can increase your capacity for growth. To do this effectively though you need to increase…

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If you are like most people your year starts off with the best of intentions. You’re all fired up from the break and ready to make big changes to both yourself and to your work.

But then the phone calls and emails start coming in, and the meetings, tight deadlines and business as usual activities that keep you running, distract you from your bigger vision and goals. Before you know February is here, and you’re no closer to achieving your goals. Sound familiar?

So what makes some business people more successful and committed to their goals and how can you be more like them? Here are four easy steps to set goals you’re motivated to achieve.

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