Sunday, 29 May 2011

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Sales Professionals - Warning Signs of a Sales Slump and how to recover.

Marc Fletcher, Sales & Marketing Director, Intervate Project Services (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa.

“The habit that becomes prevalent in ones life is the one we feed. Where we focus our attention grows stronger and will manifest.”

As a technology professional with over 20 years experience in technology consulting I have accrued a considerable amount of knowledge and experience in the field of sales and marketing of technology solutions.  I have worked for government institutions, the largest blue-chip consulting firms, run my own successful business and been a part of a number of others where I have applied this knowledge and experience and gathered more from colleagues, partners, clients and friends.  My advice does not come from direct b-school teachings but from my drive and desire to achieve and to be successful.  I read, I research, I practice and I modify until I find a method that works and then I look to refine it as the situation changes.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

If you have bought a new iPad 2 in South Africa then read this :)

On Friday 29th April 2011 the Apple iPad2 arrived in South Africa.  At 09:00 on the Friday there were queues forming at the two shops that were selling the new iPad: Incredible Connection and the iStore at the Century City Mall in Cape Town.

I was one of the luck ones and I managed to get my iPad2 3G 64GB before they sold out, at about 09:15 !!


So then the saga begins…