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Shaking hands on the sale

Lots of things can kill a sale, but the way you interact with a customer should never be one of them. Experts believe that as much as 90 percent of overall communication is nonverbal. The way we sit, smile and shake hands all make an impression on those we’re meeting with. Below are six tips on how to use body language in your favor.

1) Don’t close off from your audience

Confident speakers all tend to have one thing in common: They don’t close their body off from the people they’re speaking to

With more data being produced than ever before, the need for more effective, efficient processes has grown too. Predictive analytics is one such process, and one that until recently was reserved only for those who were particularly technically minded.

But fast forward to touch screens, fast food apps and instant streaming of all your favourite TV shows – and it makes sense that some of that technology should be put to good use in the working world, too

successful sales

A repetitive approach to sales isn’t sustainable for any company, regardless of its shape or size. Without a regular injection of motivation and innovation, salespeople will merely rely on their tried and tested pitches, and by doing so, risk missing lucrative opportunities to bring in new business.

The question is: what prevents good salespeople from becoming great? To answer this, we surveyed 280 salespeople, about the ongoing challenges they face in their roles. The results highlighted several common concerns