Monday, February 19th, 2024

What salespeople need to succeed in a new sales role

Of course, every new salesperson needs to have a clear understanding of what they are selling. But product knowledge is never enough to ensure success. Bob Apollo lists five things every new (and existing) salesperson needs to master: +


Monday, February 19th, 2024

Five things to consider before stepping up to a sales management role

For many salespeople, their obvious career goal is to advance into sales management. Unfortunately, this can turn into a frustrating move. Here’s what aspiring sales managers need to consider: +


Monday, February 19th, 2024

Sales competitions 10.1 2024

UTISC – University of Toledo Invitational Sales… 


Monday, February 19th, 2024

ISP events 10.1 2024

Details of upcoming events can be found at the Institute of Sales Professionals website. https://www.the-isp.org/events Social selling: Sales Leader Round Table This round table is for Fellows and Sales Leaders. Wednesday 21 February 2024, 9.00–10.00 am Leveraging your imposter syndrome As a result of joining this event, you will know more about imposter syndrome, the four different types and strategies… 


Monday, February 19th, 2024

Conferences and exhibitions 10.1 2024

SEA2024 – 13th Annual Sales Educators’ Academy… 


Monday, February 19th, 2024

KAM in 2024

2024 is going to be challenging, so what are the significant issues for KAMs this year? We asked some respected commentators. What a decade it has been so far: a global pandemic, war in Europe and the Mediterranean, increasing geopolitical uncertainty and uncoupling of global supply chains, the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (for good and ill), recession in major… 


Friday, October 13th, 2023

Conferences and exhibitions 9.5 2023

National Sales Conference (UK), National Conference Centre,… 


Friday, October 13th, 2023

Addressing individual underperformance

Sales managers have a responsibility to identify, understand and address the root causes of individual underperformance in their teams. Here are a few of the key considerations: +


Friday, October 13th, 2023

Build a go-to-market coalition

By 2026, B2B organizations that unify their… 


Friday, October 13th, 2023

Establishing your own personal development plan

No matter how comprehensive the training programme provided by their employer, salespeople need to establish and implement their own personal development plan. Bob Apollo highlights a few key considerations: +


Friday, October 13th, 2023

Sales competitions 9.5 2023

Steel City Sales Challenge hosted by Duquesne… 


Friday, October 13th, 2023

ISP events 9.5 2023

Details of upcoming events can be found at the Institute of Sales Professionals website. https://www.the-isp.org/events Accelerating Sales Growth in 2024: Sales Leader Round Table Know how to prepare for growth in the coming year, which will give you confidence to lead your team to hit their targets in 2024. Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 09.00 Prepare and present sales solutions Know… 


Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Time for CPD

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Don’t sacrifice effectiveness

Five negative effects of sales efficiency. Efficiency in the sales process is a good thing, right? Well, it all depends on what you mean by “efficiency”. The definition of “efficient” is: “achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.” In parentheses, the Google dictionary notes, “(especially of a system or machine).” And it’s that last part, I want to… 


Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Addressing underperformance

Underperformance is not just about the individual; it can be a structural issue too. It would be an exceptionally lucky or gifted sales manager who has never had to address the issue of underperformance at some stage in their management career. Sometimes the causes appear to be external – changes in the market environment over which we have little influence… 


Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Cowell takes delivery of classic electric Mini

The arrival of Mini eMastered heralds the dawn of an exciting new era for David Brown Automotive, an iconic British brand recognised globally for its handbuilt automotive creations. Michelle Gay, Sales, & Marketing Director, David Brown Automotive, tells the Journal: “We’re delighted to reveal Simon Cowell’s car – one of the very first customer examples of our new Mini eMastered… 


Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

News in brief

Bluewater appoints EMEA sales director In September, water purification and beverage solutions specialist Bluewater announced the appointment of Fredrik Aminoff as sales director for EMEA and other key markets, including Southeast Asia. The move is designed to extend the company’s market reach. Based out of the Bluewater head office in central Stockholm, Aminoff brings a wealth of experience, having excelled… 


Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Electric superbike company appoints legendary CRO

Electric superbike manufacturer Verge Motorcycles has appointed business and retail visionary George Blankenship as its new Chief Revenue Officer. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Blankenship is known for developing acclaimed retail strategies for world renowned brands such as software and computer maker Apple and electric car manufacturer Tesla. “Motorcycles have been manufactured with the same underlying format… 


Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Trust unlocks online sales

A new report from “trust platform for digital commerce” Forter has found “alarming rates of false declines, cart abandonment, and trust issues” in online shopping. The 2023 Consumer Trust Premium Report explores the relationship between consumer shopping habits and brand trust. Over 73% of UK consumers have had a negative online shopping experience, with high rates of false declines (14%),… 


Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Homebuilder extends ISP membership

Homebuilder Keepmoat has enrolled almost 120 sales professionals as members of the Institute of Sales Professionals as part of a focus on customer service through sales excellence. Announcing the move on 5 September, the ISP emphasised how the initiative will support continuous professional development of Keepmoat’s salespeople and promote high ethical standards. The salespeople will take the ISP’s registration exam…