How to Find the Very Best Sales Candidates

“How can you help us find the best salesperson”? As a sales recruiter with more than 25 years’ experience, I can tell you there is only one sure way to guarantee to find the best available salesperson in the market and that is search or headhunting. Let me explain;...

Bulletproof your Career

The rate of change in business is always increasing. In the past jobs were for life and industries employed generations of the same family. Today companies are regularly sold and acquired. Industries face global competition and well established companies can disappear...

9 Critical Buying Signals

9 Critical Buying Signals Whether you are selling B2B or B2C, a small business or a large corporation, a simple or complex sale the prospect’s buying journey will always include important buying signals. Miss the buying signals and the salesperson can make the fatal...

Disruptive Sales Recruitment

Disruptive Sales Recruitment Strategy Changing Business Fortunes One of the most critical hires for any business is the salesperson. Top salespeople can generate 5, 10 or even 20 times the revenue of an average salesperson but most sales teams are overwhelming...

Leverage Brexit Panic

Baron Rothschild, an 18th century British nobleman and member of the Rothschild banking family, is credited with saying that “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” He should know. Rothschild made a fortune buying in the panic that...

Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was a technology entrepreneur and on of the most influential business person of the last 50 years. Steve Jobs and Apple were, for many years, a bit of a marginal technological player but in recent years has become the...

The George Clooney Rule of Sales Success

George Clooney Rule George Clooney was in the news today – that is, of course, typical. The reason today was that George has stated that an ‘exclusive’ interview published by Hello Magazine was a complete fabrication. Hello has apologised and will, I expect, pay some...

Don Draper is Sales Pitch Perfect!

The Best Sales Pitch Ever? Selling has earned a bad reputation because too many, if not most, salespeople simply don’t know how to sell and think that talking ‘features and benefits’ is enough. The result is the ‘numbers game’. The idea that if we simply give the same...

The Greatest Closing Strategy Ever?

There are many aspects of the sales process that challenge salespeople – prospecting, pitching, and overcoming sales objections and the close. Let’s face it, much of selling is really order taking. The customer wants what you’re selling so you simply...

Get 3 Classic Success Books Free

Get Three Classic Success Books Free. Millions of us are drawn each year to find the one great book that will capture our imagination and inspire us to chart a course to personal and professional fulfillment. Here are three of the originals. Mapping the road to...

Why You’re Not Getting Hired

As a recruiter specialising in sales roles you might think that in our, still fragile, recovering economy that finding great salespeople would be easy. Well, it is not! Good sales people are hard to find in any economy! You feel you have some skills, people like you,...

Be Your Best – Not Try, Be!

Be your best! Life has an amazing ability toward abundance. Year after year, throughout history humans have gotten faster, stronger and better. We grow more food, live healthier lives, live longer, and are smarter now than we have ever been. Generation after...

Classic Kopmeyer Success Book

THOUGHTS TO BUILD ON BY M. R. KOPMEYER America’s Success Counselor To Millions “Our LIFE is what our THOUGHTS make it.” -Marcus Aurelius This is a book of THOUGHTS to build your LIFE on. It is a unique book … 80 entirely different and unrelated...

Five Steps To Landing A Great Sales Job!

Get Active On LinkedIn Many great sales jobs are never advertised instead companies hire recruiters to find the best sales talent available – often poaching talent from competitors! Sales Recruitment Agencies spend thousands every month on LinkedIn Recruiter access...

Sales Secret #3 The Disruptive Question

This is a technique that really separates the true Rainmaker from the average salesperson. The Rainmaker is the one in a hundred that can always close the sale – even with the most strident, difficult prospects. They do it using a simple technique that the vast...

How To Fix Your Sales Problem

Fix your sales problem! The vast majority of businesses struggle with sales. Sales is a unique part of every business because it really is the ‘soft’ side of business – difficult to understand and difficult to measure. If you have a problem with the finances...

Sales Secret #7 Never Hire A Sales Loser!

The fact of life is that we see and find the opportunities that we believe exist. Everyone develops a worldview in the same way. First we look inside ourselves to find our view of the world and then we project that view on our outside world – the result is life...

Over 35? Why You Could Soon Be Unemployable

Recruiters are increasing being asked by employers not to present candidates whose careers started before 2000. The reality is that the employment ‘sweet spot’ is between 25 and 35. Older candidates are considered expensive and troublesome: Expensive and expecting...

Glengarry, Glen Wrong!

I love the movie Glengarry, Glen Ross! It is a great movie with many sales truths but it is also an example of the very worst kind of sales management! As a sales recruiter, trainer and consultant there is an interesting process that I see played out time and time...

Bypass Gatekeepers and Book More Meetings!

Does the idea of picking up the telephone to book a meeting with a business prospect fill you with dread? The use of the telephone is becoming more and more important. Security measures mean that the only way to meet with prospective buyers is to first connect on the...

The Myth Of Price Objections

I challenge you to take a moment and think about the contents of your kitchen cupboards – are they filled with no-name brands? What about your bathroom? Are the shelves filled with the lowest priced shampoos, skin treatments and cosmetics? What is in your driveway?...

3 Reasons You Didn’t Close The Sale

The reality of selling is that we will not close every sale! Even if you were trading Gold for Silver there would be someone who would simply not buy. There are many things beyond our control in the selling environment. Looking carefully at the result of every client...

7 Reasons Your Sales Suck!

Sales are the life-blood of every business. If your business provides real value then there is no reason for sales failure but if sales suck chances are you are not doing the fundamentals! Here are 7 reasons your sales might be falling short! 1. No business plan A...

11 Proven Ways To Raise Energy

1. Mid-day Work Out – It feels counter-intuitive to work out when we feel tired but getting active, even a brisk walk during lunch, can raise our energy, mood levels and decision-making ability through the afternoon 2. Power Nap – With a little practice you can learn...

Getting Past No!

A Salesperson’s Job Starts With No! It is great to write orders! The phone rings and the prospects simply asks for what we are selling. But that’s not really selling is it? That’s order taking. Unfortunately, that what most so-called salespeople do...

What Your Email Address Says About You

Is it important to you to be taken seriously? Are you self-employed or looking for your next great career opportunity? Then take a look at your email address – it speaks volumes! As a sales recruiter I view hundreds of CVs/Resumés every week – most are simply crap! I...

Five Ways To Get Your Emails Opened

Do you wish your emails received a better response? Do you wish your emails would at least get opened? Are you ready to give up on email marketing altogether? If so, these five tips will help you get significantly better results! Emails are still a very powerful form...

Email – The Medium Is The Message!

Business is never easy and always competitive. There are so many things we cannot control so why wouldn’t we control the few things we do have control over? Take a look at your sent emails over the last week – impressed? Everything we do sends a message to the reader...

Think And Grow Rich – Napolean Hill

Think and Grow Rich is the 1937 classic self-improvement book that has sold millions of copies. It is reproduced here in it’s entirety. If you would like to download a free pdf version click here! FOREWORD “Whatever your mind can conceive and believe it...