The Sales Essentials Story

People frequently ask us how they can easily access the tools, knowledge and education to sell successfully and with integrity.

Since 1995 we have been working with many thousands of people giving them access to practical and effective sales tools, knowledge and education with outstanding results; but the challenge has always been moving beyond the classroom. That’s how the idea of an online sales education and resource platform came about.

Salesessentials.com was born out of the necessity to give people everywhere access to real-time, reliable, evidenced based, practical and useful sales tools, resources, education and research that works.

And, let’s be honest, if you have an idea, capability, product, service, or opportunity that you want to take to market, or get buy-in from your colleagues or stakeholders you need to be able to sell – ethically, honorably and effectively.

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Welcome to Sales Essentials

At Salesessentials.com we believe selling is everybody’s business. This is not new, however, the way we sell and the way we do business in the 21st Century is very different from the traditions established in the 20th Century.

21st Century Selling requires a different philosophy and a different approach. We believe that the best way to persuade people is with your ears – by listening to them. We believe that selling and service go hand in hand.

Today if you have an idea, capability, product, service, or opportunity that you want to take to market, or get buy-on from your colleagues or stakeholders then you need to be able to sell – ethically, honorably and effectively.

Today there are very few absolutes and everything is subject to evolution and reinvention. Business is not just about doing deals anymore; it’s about developing strong relationships that go beyond great products, great service and great design and instead focus on cultivating real value beyond price alone. 21st Century Selling is about the fair exchange of value where people buy from people they trust and, in turn, both the buyer and the seller achieve real results and prosperous viable relationships.

Salesessentials.com was born out of a vision we had in 2000; a vision that we would build a robust online DIY sales education platform for people intent on being effective sales professionals. We, like many of our colleagues and clients, were sick of the hyped-up motivational speeches, the tricks and secrets to success, the spin, the rubbish that pollutes the sales profession.

Salesessentials.com is about giving real people access to real, reliable, evidenced based, practical and useful sales tools, resources, education and research that works in the real world and that doesn’t compromise anyone’s personal integrity.

  • Jennifer Gome, Director Licensing APRA AMCOS

    The Sales Culture transformation and competency project we worked on with you in 2008 has been such a great success for our team.  The culture is now fantastic and the morale of the Sales Team is very good.  We aimed for the culture we wanted and got it.  People have settled into their roles and are working out fantastically. It was the planning and thinking behind it that made it work.  The Competency work has, without a doubt, made a difference. The Sales Competencies are ‘Gold’. We refer to them all the time and the Sales People are using them as well to develop themselves and have clearer, more accountable, performance reviews.  The competencies helped our team realise how responsible they need to be in their roles. –Jennifer Gome, Director Licensing APRA AMCOS

  • Mark Hand, Former General Manager(now Managing Director ANZ Retail & Distribution) and Brad Greenwood, Head of Business Development – Regional Commercial Banking

    We worked closely with Barrett at the beginning of 2009 to develop a tailored Sales Program for ~300 Relationship Managers nationally. This program focused on understanding and developing core components for sales fitness through a very practical 3 day course – which included key concepts such as message intent, backwards planning, valid business reasons, effective questioning and offering solutions. This was supported back in the field by our Regional Managers who delivered 10 follow up sessions and infield coaching after extensive training and coaching by Barrett. At the time the sales training program rolled out, our business unit was going through a major restructure, and Sue’s deep practical sales experience together with her great empathy and sensitivity ensured our relationship managers came away with: greater role clarity, heightened self awareness regarding the importance of goals, accountability, leadership, health and attitude for sales success; and practical sales tools to effectively plan, manage and deliver their sales targets.–Mark Hand, Former General Manager(now Managing Director ANZ Retail & Distribution) and Brad Greenwood, Head of Business Development – Regional Commercial Banking