Connect with us

Buzz

Can’t wait to see what’s next for your channel – CEO of YouTube tells Wode Maya

Published

on

collage

Susan Diane Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube has shared her joy in the accomplishments of Ghana Youtuber, Wode Maya, who recently became the first from Ghana to reach 1 million subscribers on YouTube.

Wode Maya shared a photo of his gold creator award on Twitter saying: My YouTube Gold Button Is Finally Home .Enjoy your stay in Ghana .This is our first but it’s won’t be our last”, to which the CEO of YouTube replied saying: “So exciting, @wode_maya! Can’t wait to see what’s next for your channel”

YouTube Creator Awards, commonly known as YouTube Play Buttons or YouTube Plaques, are a series of awards from YouTube that aim to recognize its most popular channels. They are based on a channel’s subscriber count but are offered at the sole discretion of YouTube. Each channel is reviewed before an award is issued, to ensure that the channel follows the YouTube community guidelines. YouTube reserves the right to refuse to hand out a Creator Award, which it has done for channels featuring horror or extremist political content.

Gold Creator Award is awarded to channels that reach or surpass 1,000,000 subscribers. It is made of gold-plated brass.  In March 2018, the look of the Gold Play Button was updated from a metal button housed within a window box with the channel’s name printed on the front glass pane to a cleaner-looking flat designed metal plaque award featuring the channel’s name embossed on it.

Advertisement

Berthold Kobby Winkler, popularly known as Wode Maya is a Vlogger who is on a mission to change negative narratives about Ghana and Africa. He has traveled widely across Africa, promoting positive stories about people doing amazing things, beautiful destinations, and more.  Maya gained notoriety when, as a Ghanaian student at the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), his video simply titled “Problems Black People Face In China” went viral. It was a recording of one of his bus commutes, on his phone, where the seat beside him remained empty while numerous Chinese passengers decided to stand instead.

Advertisement

Buzz

Drake loses $565,000 after betting on Tyson Fury to beat Usyk

Published

on

Drake.jpg

Canadian rapper, Drake, has lost $565,000 after betting on Tyson Fury to beat Oleksandr Usyk.
(more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

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

Published

on

fella

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…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

Fella Makafui physically abused me many times, says Medikal

Published

on

Watch: Medikal and I might pull a surprise at VGMA - Fella Makafui.

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…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

The Role of Communication in Coaching Sales Teams to Success

Published

on

An image of a person taking notes in a conference room on the best practices for coaching sales teams.

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

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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