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9 01, 2014

Is competition good for small businesses?

By |2014-01-09T14:47:58+00:00January 9th, 2014|Leadership, Management, Sales, Success, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is competition good for small businesses?

Many people when running a business think it's a good idea to try and avoid competition within the market. Now everyone has their own opinion, it really depends on the type of business you are running and the people that you work with. It doesn't work for everyone. BUT here are a few reasons why a bit of market competition is good for a small business. 1. Competition gives you time to improve your customer service When your business is booming in sales and in profits, there simply isn't enough time to evaluate every customer but when there’s market competition, you’ll [...]

7 11, 2013

Why Leaders Fail

By |2013-11-07T14:03:30+00:00November 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Leaders Fail

Being a leader is an important job. Many people will look up to you and follow you and it is your job to make sure that yourself and them are successful in what you do. This isn't easy and being unprepared as a leader can result in failure. As Benjamin Franklin said "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Pic wcablog.com Here are a few of the reasons why leaders may fail. 1. A Shift in Focus Often leaders lose sight of what is important. They become distracted by the trappings of leadership and the focus that boosted [...]

10 10, 2013

How confident do you seem to others?

By |2013-10-10T14:46:34+01:00October 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How confident do you seem to others?

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Self-confident people inspire confidence in others: their audience, their peers, their bosses, their customers, and their friends. And gaining the confidence of others is one of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success. Two main things contribute to self-confidence: self-efficacy and self-esteem. We gain a sense of self-efficacy when we see ourselves mastering skills and achieving goals. This is the confidence that, if we learn and work hard in a particular area, we'll succeed; and it's this type of confidence [...]

12 09, 2013

Importance of Teamwork

By |2013-09-12T15:34:44+01:00September 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Importance of Teamwork

The Importance of teamwork Teamwork in a workplace is vital but not many people understand exactly why. Teamwork in the work place offers the company and the staff the ability to become more familiar with each other and learn how to work together. There are several ways in which teamwork is important and vital to the success of the company. Delegation A team that works well together understands the strengths and weaknesses of each team member and so become efficient in dividing up tasks so that they are completed by the most qualified people. Efficiency [...]

25 07, 2013

Consultative Selling Programme

By |2013-07-25T12:54:35+01:00July 25th, 2013|Consultative Selling, Sales, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Consultative Selling Programme

Last week our 3 day consultative selling training took place in London and we can happily say that it was a great few days. We definitely can't complain about the weather either, it was hot and sunny but it didn't affect anyone. We had Estate Agents, Mortgage Advisors, Catering Sales and even someone who works with private jets attending. It was a really interesting group with everyone realising they can learn a few things from each other. Everyone loved the programme and we had some great feedback, everyone seemed to like the fact that they got a video of their [...]

26 06, 2013

Dealing with stress

By |2013-06-26T16:40:43+01:00June 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dealing with stress

Stress is very common and everyone feels stressed from time to time whether it is due to work or other things but there are many ways to try and reduce your stress levels and make you feel yourself again. First of all if you are feeling stressed it is always a good idea to avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. Or if you find it hard to cut any of those things out then at least try to reduce the amount that you consume as these three things are stimulants and will increase your stress levels. Secondly physical [...]

20 06, 2013

What’s your learning style?

By |2013-06-20T10:29:00+01:00June 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s your learning style?

Everyone learns in a different way and everyone has a preferred learning style in which they learn best. There are many styles and models one of the most common is the Neil Fleming's VAK model. Visual Learners Auditory Learners Kinesthetic Learners Fleming believed that everyone learns best in one of these three ways. Visual is a learning style in which concepts, ideas, data and information are all associated with images and techniques. Meaning a visual learner will learn best by looking at pictures or visual diagrams. Auditory is a learning style where a person learns best through listening. They depend [...]