Tainted Words

Are you a fan of 80's music?  I am, but not the hairstyles. The other night I was watching some 1980's videos on VH1, I came across one of my favourite bands - Soft Cell and their number one hit "Tainted Love" originally released in 1981. And it got me thinking about other tainted things.  Tainted words came to mind and I came up with four tainted words to banish. Tainted...contaminated...stained...infected. These are some words that you really want to stop using in your sales and coaching language but they…

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Have you Iggy Popped what you sell?

Outside Gloucester Rail Station I just had to photograph this billboard. It’s such a great ad. I bet you’ve seen it before. You know its selling motor insurance, or I should say Iggy Pop is selling insurance in his unique fashion. You also know, that Iggy says that he’s not selling insurance…he’s selling time, hence the stopwatch on his forehead. And that’s Swiftcover’s main USP. You free up time to spend in other areas of your life. I remember buying my first car insurance, when I was 19, from a…

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Sales Lessons from a Fossil Hunter

Here’s a timely reminder for all salespeople and coaches from a real life fossil hunter. The idea of hunting for fossils fascinated me and my three children whilst on holiday in Dorset’s Jurassic Coast last month. I mean the chance of uncovering a dinosaur or two was just too much for us all and it was this that drove us to the famous fossil shop at Charmouth. Owned and run by a real life professional fossil hunter, the shop was a paradise of fossils of all shapes and sizes. And…

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