26 May 2020

A recent feature in Forbes Magazine by Brandon Busteed stated that ‘Corporate Education will never return to the classroom’. See link below. https://www.forbes.com/sites/brandonbusteed/2020/05/16/corporate-education-will-never-return-to-the-classroom/#35f692e229a0 Whilst the writer recognises that there will be exceptions, he thinks it’s become clear that any type of education and/or training that can be done online will from now on ‘ALWAYS‘ be…

09 Apr 2020

Many of us face what may seem like an insurmountable challenge with regards to the current business climate. I’ve lost count of the amount of conversations had and posts read on social media platforms about diary dates and verbally agreed orders that have disappeared into thin air. With all the chaos and uncertainty faced at…

18 Mar 2020

What are the building blocks to sales success? If you took a clipboard into your local high street and asked 100 passers-by for words that describe salespeople, what do you think they would say…. aggressive, manipulative, over familiar, pushy, poor listeners, egotistical, applied pressure?  Why is that? Do salespeople deserve these comments? It doesn’t matter what…

31 Jan 2020

Creating need is essential to turn buyer needs into wants, but how do you do it?

08 Dec 2019

Lewis Hamilton recently won his sixth Formula One Drivers World Championship title – an achievement surpassed only by the great Michael Schumacher. We all know that being in the best car helps, which is why there’s also a manufacturers’ title, and that team preparation and management is all important.  But the best drivers make the marginal gains count to the max. While most teams and coaches, given the right talent, can get most capable athletes up to a similar 90-something per cent, what is it that makes champions that extra bit special? …

10 Aug 2018

Faced with an 11 hour flight to today’s training delivery event near San Francisco and as the option to ‘wear some flowers in my hair’ seemed pointless, I downloaded a new audio book to ‘sharpen the saw’ and gain new insights on old topics. ‘First Man in’ by Ant Middleton is an autobiography that summarises…

10 Aug 2018

Came across this sign in Manhattan….it bought a smile to my face as years earlier I set a goal to deliver training in New York. On Friday 13th July I achieved that goal! The buzz of the city reflected the buzz at the training event, a memorable day in an awesome location. Where will the…

10 Aug 2018

Always good to read a participants feedback and I’m so proud to share this one from a Health & Safety Director following a 2-day train the trainer workshop delivered this week. “I have sat in a lot of training programmes over the years but this was at a different level. It was engaging, professional, knowledgable…

29 Jun 2018

Participants during a recent sales skills training workshop discussed the challenges of the market place and how the internet has shaped the buyers landscape. Customers are more tech savvy today and more aware of the range of products/services available and the myriad of options available to them. A few taps on a screen or keyboard…

27 Jun 2018

What an inspirational view from today’s office location! The pace of change is a constant factor on the City skyline….it’s also constant in our day to day work activities. The skills we need today to be effective in our roles are constantly changing, skills that keep you ahead of the competition or to manage and…