Is being underestimated a competitive advantage?

Written by Jamie Irvine | 2.5-minute read

Is being underestimated a competitive advantage?

Yes, I believe so. Continue reading “Is being underestimated a competitive advantage?”

How can I become a Sales Professional?

Written by Jamie Irvine | 2.5-minute read

What steps are involved in learning the skills required to be excellent in the field doing live sales calls? Continue reading “How can I become a Sales Professional?”

HOW TO DO SOCIAL SELLING THE RIGHT WAY & THEN SCREW IT ALL UP!

Written by Jamie Irvine | 3-minute read

This week I met with a supplier.

My roles, as both a Sales Professional and an Entrepreneur, allow me to often be on “both sides of the desk” as it were in sales situations.

As the potential customer for this supplier, I observed several things that I thought were interesting and reminded me of how to do it, and simultaneously how NOT to do it.  Continue reading “HOW TO DO SOCIAL SELLING THE RIGHT WAY & THEN SCREW IT ALL UP!”

Consultative Selling in Action

Written by Jamie Irvine | 3.5-minute read

In my current sales role I have been managing my territory for nearly a year and in the last month, I have had three very productive meetings with customers where I was able to be a truly consultative sales person.

Let me tell you the story.  Continue reading “Consultative Selling in Action”

The Emotional Side of Sales

Written by Jamie Irvine | 3.5 Minute Read

If you care about your career, your business, and the people you do business with then regardless of whether you are willing to admit it or not there is an emotional side to sales.

All the sales training tells us that when we are selling we need to put our heart and soul into our sales process but then when we are rejected all the sales training tells us to not take it personally.

How can you do both? Continue reading “The Emotional Side of Sales”

Get Out of Your Own Way and Profit

We often spend a lot of time worrying about what our competitors are doing. We genuinely think that our competitors represent the greatest risk to our companies.

When we look at our P & L we think sales are too low, costs are too high, and profit is elusive so we blame competitors, the market conditions, globalization, and other external factors.

What if I told you that the largest threat to your business was ALWAYS internal? Continue reading “Get Out of Your Own Way and Profit”

The Confidence Factor – Your USP for Life

Confidence is one of the things in life that is absolutely necessary to achieve great things and can be an even greater liability if misused or misunderstood.

In sales, the acronym U.S.P stands for Unique Selling Proposition and is usually applied to the thing that differentiates the company, salesperson, and offer from their competitors.  Continue reading “The Confidence Factor – Your USP for Life”