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Burna Boy Announces Madison Square Garden Show

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GRAMMY Award-winning artist Burna Boy announces One Night In Space, a special Burna Boy concert, to take place at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden on April 28th, 2022. Burna Boy will be the first Nigerian artist to headline a concert at the iconic venue. Watch Burna’s show announcement video, which can also be seen at Madison Square Garden, HERE.

Fans can register now to receive early presale access to tickets and exclusive information from Burna Boy HERE, with the presale running Wednesday, December 15th at 12pm ET to Thursday, December 16th at 10pm ET. Citi is the official credit card of Burna Boy Presents One Night In Space. Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 14th at 12pm local time to Thursday, December 16th at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 12pm ET on Friday, December 17th at www.Ticketmaster.com.

One Night In Space follows Burna Boy’s sold out debut at LA’s The Hollywood Bowl, electrifying performances at 2021 Global Citizen Festival and The Governor’s Ball, as well as sold out international shows at London’s O2 Arena, Paris’ Accor Arena, Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome and more venues around the globe, as part of his 2021 Space Drift tour.

Burna Boy’s GRAMMY-Award Winning ‘Twice As Tall’ album is available on exclusive ruby red gatefold vinyl worldwide here. Multiple merch capsules are also still available now: The Secret Flame comic book and comic inspired merch, African Giant collection, Twice as Tall collection, Monsters You Made collection and King collection. Get your gear now ahead of the show here.

The groundbreaking Afro-Fusion artist’s 2020 fifth studio album TWICE AS TALLproved an immediate sensation, earning more than 5M worldwide streams within its first hour of release. Fueled by such singles as “Wonderful,” “Monsters You Made (Feat. Chris Martin), “Real Life (Feat. Stormzy),” and “23,” TWICE AS TALL – which features additional collaborations with Youssou N’Dour, Sauti Sol, and Naughty by Nature – debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “US World Albums” chart while receiving unprecedented worldwide critical acclaim. Among its countless accolades, TWICE AS TALL received the 2021 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Global Music Album,” having already made history as the first time a Nigerian artist received back-to-back nominations in the category (following 2019’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated AFRICAN GIANT). TWICE AS TALL was also named among 2020’s very best by a wide span of global publications, including The New York Times, The FADER, Consequence of Sound, British GQ, NME, Pitchfork, Vice, and Uproxx, to name but a few.

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2021 has seen Burna Boy join forces with diverse fellow artists for collaborations such as “I Feel It (Feat. Burna Boy)” with Jon Bellion; “Want It All” featuring Polo G, “Question” ft Don Jazzy, and Becky G x Burna Boy’s “Rotate,” featured in Pepsi’s global football campaign “Music Keeps Us Fizzing.” The African Giant also allied with Justin Bieber on the 8x GRAMMY® nominated album Justice and with 9x GRAMMY® Award-nominee Sia for “Hey Boy (Feat. Burna Boy);” available now via Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic HERE; which arrived alongside an eye-popping animated video, directed by Rafatoon (Katy Perry, Deftones, Savage X Fenty) and now boasting over 19M individual views at YouTube HERE.

He is currently nominated for the 64th GRAMMY® awards alongside multiple Grammy award winning Angelique Kidjo for Best Global Performance on Do Urself.

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Parts of Medikal’s public statements are a great departure from truth – Fella Makafui

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Ghanaian actress and entrepreneur,  Fella Makafui, has publicly expressed her distress over recent comments made by her ‘ex-husband’, Samuel Adu Frimpong, popularly know as Medikal. (more…)

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Fella Makafui physically abused me many times, says Medikal

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Ghanaian rapper Medikal is opening up about being a victim of domestic abuse at the hands of his now ex-wife and baby mama, Fella Makafui. (more…)

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The Role of Communication in Coaching Sales Teams to Success

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Effective communication is the cornerstone of any successful sales team. When sales leaders harness the power of clear and constructive interaction, they create an environment where trust prospers, and their effectiveness soars through the roof in terms of coaching sales teams. From active listening to personalized feedback, each conversation shapes the future of sales engagements. This impacts not only the team’s cohesion but also its ability to close deals and foster client relationships. In this article, we explore how communication channels and styles can significantly impact sales team dynamics and outcomes.

Understanding the Impact of Effective Communication in Sales Team Performance

Effective communication fosters a culture of transparency, enabling a sales team to operate as a united front. When sales representatives understand the goals, strategies, and tactics at play, they are better equipped to function cohesively. Clear guidelines and expectations mitigate confusion and provide a solid foundation from which sales teams can rise to the occasion.

Beyond clarity, effective communication also involves empathy and understanding. Sales managers who listen to their team’s feedback and concerns can make informed decisions that boost morale and productivity. Acknowledging achievements and addressing challenges head-on shows a level of engagement that encourages team members to strive for excellence.

Leveraging Active Listening to Identify Sales Opportunities

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Active listening extends beyond simply hearing a client’s words; it involves understanding the underlying needs and desires that drive their actions. For sales professionals, this skill is critical in identifying opportunities that might otherwise be missed. Active listening can reveal the subtle nuances of a sales conversation, leading to more effective positioning of products or services.

Sales coaching often highlights the importance of active listening in building rapport with clients. When team members demonstrate that they truly understand a client’s situation, it builds trust and credibility—two essential components in any sales relationship. By mirroring and validating client concerns, sales professionals increase the likelihood of a successful transaction.

However, beyond understanding the client, active listening within the team itself is also vital. When sales leaders listen to their representatives, they capture valuable insights into frontline experiences, customer feedback, and product pain points. This internal intelligence is instrumental in refining strategies and addressing market challenges.

The Power of Constructive Feedback in Sales Team Development

Providing constructive feedback is one of the most significant contributions a manager can make to a salesperson’s growth. Constructive feedback celebrates strengths while also addressing areas for improvement in a supportive manner. This approach encourages continuous personal and professional development, which is essential in the fast-paced world of sales.

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To be truly effective, feedback must be timely and relevant. This means highlighting specific instances where a sales representative excelled or could use improvement, rather than vague generalizations. In doing so, sales leaders set clear benchmarks for performance and create a roadmap for individual and collective progress.

Tailoring Communication Styles to Enhance Sales Training