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Can Work and Life be One Big Party?

By Gregory Ferrett Welcome to Monday I turned up at an investor function expecting an upbeat and exciting atmosphere. There was the standard fare of cheese, dips and a drink, however, the atmosphere was dry with little conversation. The promoter … Continue reading

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Why is it some people seem to win all the time?

By Gregory Ferrett Welcome to Monday I was ready to make my first fortune in high school when I ordered a book in which the author promised they would reveal to me their secret of success, why is it some … Continue reading

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Are You Valuable?

By Gregory Ferrett Welcome to Monday I had just finished my degree and been hired by Honeywell as a trainee sales rep. I arrived late to a sales meeting. I felt the daggers from my sales manager as I walked … Continue reading

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How do laughing, kissing and closing a sale differ?

By Gregory Ferrett Welcome to Monday In the film “She’s the Man” Viola, dressed as a man, is coaching Duke on how to get a woman to like him. She says “If you can get a girl to laugh she … Continue reading

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Overwhelm in business and sales can be disastrous if not treated immediately

By Gregory Ferrett Welcome to Monday Christmas and New Year have just gone and a new week is just around the corner. I survived all the parties and family gatherings & my list of things I have to achieve this … Continue reading

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Are you prospecting or just making noise?

By Gregory Ferrett Welcome to Monday Last week, as I started writing this article, the telephone rang. It was a sales rep from a fabric manufacturing and dyeing company. ‘I was on your website and wondered if you  use fabric … Continue reading

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The Word a person uses is usually not what they mean … but can you decipher the real message?

By Gregory Ferrett Welcome to Monday On September 13th 2013 Voyager I became the first man-made object to leave the solar system.  Attached to the spaceship, on a gold disc, is greetings to other inhabitants of the universe in 55 … Continue reading

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What are you missing by heading through life on cruise control?

By Gregory Ferrett Welcome to Monday My wife and I were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary and decided to visit one of our favourite gardens in the Melbourne hills. The garden was familiar and the path we were following well … Continue reading

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Six core sales and business principals. How sharp are your skills?

By Greg Ferrett Welcome to Monday Like many weekend handymen I have a shed full of tools I use only occasionally. This weekend I pulled out my power saw and expected a perfect cut in the expensive piece of timber … Continue reading

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Is there life after CALL RELUCTANCE?

By Michael Tregonning Years ago I realized that I love making a sale but I hate the process I have to go through to get there. I would look at my sales colleagues picking up the phone with the same … Continue reading

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