In my role as a broadcaster, the radio station provides a Business Consultation package which consists of an interview

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with local business owners in addition to a private Strategy Consultation with myself.

With that said, here is an example on the type of [Advertorial] interview that you can expect from myself. Here I am interviewing Andrew Sparks MBA, who is seasoned Sales Professional expert in developing and executing Sales Processes. Andrew has developed sales teams skilled in selling high ticket items [thousands of pounds] Here is some of what we cover at the outset :-

  • Different types of Sales People
  • The Science Of Sales
  • Importance of following a Sales Process

Andrew Sparks then goes on to outline the fact that Sales is about ‘two way communication’. He makes the point that sales conveys a specific message to the end use client via specific Marketing Channels. One imortant point raised is :-

  • Client needs confidence, permission and option to let the company know what they think

Sales is about a transcation so that the customer willingly pays money for the product and/or service as during the sales process; the Sales Professional will have expertly conveyed the key Features and Benefits of the product to the end user. We cover quite a few points during the interview – some of the others are :-

  • Positive Motivation
  • Negative Motivation
  • Laddering
  • Needs
  • Desires
  • Wants
  • Length of time of the Sales Process
  • Value Proposition of the Product/Service
  1. Attributes
  2. Consequences
  3. Values

Take a listen and as always, should you have any comments  [if you wish to contact Andrew maybe ??] feel free to get in touch.

Best Business Success,

-Stephen C Campbell


Yesterday, on my weekly Business Radio Program where I provide quality information on Business, Sales …..

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…. Marketing, The Internet, Globalisation and more !! I made a brief book review of Sheila Elliott’s ‘My Business Is My Business [Learn How To Earn A Fortune’] as the content is bang in line with the theme of the program. Listen to the podcast above for the summary review but here are the main points covered [which are based upon the chapters of the book] :-

  • Why Do You Want To Start A Business ?
  • Putting Your Vision Into A Strategic Marketing Plan
  • Exuding/Creating Confidence In Your Business
  • Financing Your Business
  • Running A Customer Focussed Business

… in line with previous week’s discussions and our review of Tom Peter’s ‘The Brand You 50’ and the specific discussion on :-

  • What do I want to be ?
  • What do I want to stand for ?
  • Does my work matter ?
  • Am I making a difference ?

… [this is taken from page 18] >>> in line with that; if you’ve listened the program you will be familiar that I am always talking about the importance of

  • Categories
  • Segments
  • Channels

i.e. all products and service fit within a particular category of the market place, those products and services are sold to specific segments of the marketplace and finally those products and services must by definition pass through a marketing channel.

Sheila Elliott’s book ‘My Business Is My Business’ is spot on and very relevant in today’s economic climate, I will be completing the review sometime soon – in the meantime, do yourself a favour. Grab a copy !!!

Let me know if you have any thoughts, comments or business collaboration ideas