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You can now filter the elements you see in your grids by assignee, label, date etc. You can also bookmark these filters for later use, share them with others and build a set of shared filter bookmarks that are cloned...

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13: Developing sales communication skills

Last week, we looked at the importance of inculcating the right sales attitude in your team. There is no point...

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14: To hunt or to farm. Getting the balance right.

My current essay thread, within the wider Climbing Mount Audacity series, aims to guide professional service firm leaders through the...

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15: Building your first sales pipeline

At the heart of the professional service sale is a relationship or set of relationships. Of course, there are instances...

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16: Tracking sales opportunities

Last week we looked at the central importance of your sales pipeline. This week, I want to explore the closely...

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17 Elevator Pitch: How to rise to the top

Thus far, in previous blogs, we have explored some of the essential mechanics of a sales process and capability within...

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18: Mastering the sales call

Last week’s essay explored how you can make the most of the many, everyday, informal opportunities you get to start...

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18: Mastering the sales call

Last week’s essay explored how you can make the most of the many, everyday, informal opportunities you get to start a sales dialogue. This week I explore how best to go about more deliberate early conversation: first contact through a...

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19: Mastering the sales meeting

Let’s recap. Having read previous blogs in this sub-series, you now understand that this all starts with the question of...

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20: Sales Qualification

You will remember from my sales overview diagram below (see blog) that if you are fortunate enough to generate an...

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21: Invest in the interesting

Invest in the interesting. In this instalment of the Climbing Mount Audacity series, I take a brief excursion from my...

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22: Account Management

What is meant by account management in the context of professional service selling? Well, let’s assume you have had success...

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23: Building a successful software company | Seven reflections from the foothills (Part 1)

In this week’s blog, I am going to take another – somewhat philosophical – detour from the current thread. This...

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24: Building a successful software company | Seven reflections from the foothills (Part 2)

Concluding last week’s essay, this blog concludes my (two part) reflective muse on the Method Grid journey thus far and,...