Tag Archives: Business development

Do you have marketing myopia?

Theodore Levitt coined this now famous phrase ‘marketing myopia’ which basically means tunnel vision. Often we are too busy keeping afloat to see the vastness of the ocean we are in.  Translated into business terms this simply means we sometimes … Continue reading

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Role playing really works

You might look and sound silly (in your opinion) but this really works. Whether its a presenation, a phone call or a networking event where you want to try out a new approach – record yourself doing this.  It will … Continue reading

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“Send me a proposal” – music to your ears?

Or not?  Sometimes when a prospect says “OK, send me a proposal” we go into panic mode.  Whereas these words should be music to our ears!

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11 tips for customer acquisition

Acquiring new customers is all about opening up new relationships and that is all about how you present yourself and your company. Here are eleven tips for acquiring new customers:

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Be patient – not everyone is ready to buy right now!

When you decide that you are embarking upon a business development/sales drive, remember that not all of your prospects are ready to buy on your timetable… in fact, very few will be! The “build and they will come” mentality rarely … Continue reading

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Write a winning sales letter

Direct mail can be extremely effective but companies waste thousands of pounds sending out inappropriate material to their existing and potential customers.  Here are some tips to make sure that you are increasing the value of your own communications. First … Continue reading

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4 tips to writing an instant speech

Last month two clients asked us to help in this area following last minute requests for them to deliver presentations.  We’ve not come across a more simple and effective formula for writing a speech as the one outlined below. If … Continue reading

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Spring Clean your Business

It’s officially Spring.  Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and generally people are happier with the lighter evenings and the dreary winter months behind us for another year.  Time to take stock and put some plans in place. So what … Continue reading

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If your ship doesn’t come in, you have to row out to meet it

Never has this been more true than in the current climate. You can communicate regularly with your propsects, lure them within arms reach, tempt them with lots of offers and still they don’t buy from you.  What next? Well sometimes … Continue reading

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Write an attention grabbing headline

Put yourself in a situation where you desperately need help.  For example you are stranded on a motorway in bad weather with no mobile phone and only a marker pen and a flip chart to hand! How would you attract … Continue reading

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