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Get Familiar: Prince Charles, a new voice of Highlife Music

Though his name, Prince Charles, may not sound like a renaissance to the music genre rooted in so much tradition and culture; his music would give hope to those who yearn for a revival of highlife music in an era that hiplife music seems to be taking over in Ghana.    Prince Charles started his […]

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prince cover 3Though his name, Prince Charles, may not sound like a renaissance to the music genre rooted in so much tradition and culture; his music would give hope to those who yearn for a revival of highlife music in an era that hiplife music seems to be taking over in Ghana.   

Prince Charles started his music career at the age of 17 by following some gospel musicians in his church.  He became a caretaker of the Apostolic Gospel Band in his small hometown where he learnt how to play the base guitar before moving to Ashanti Mampong to join the Osei Adu Amanfi band.

The singer, who idolized Daddy Lumba growing up, decided to move to Tema to pursue his dreams as a musician more vigorously. In Tema, he was introduced to Nana Fynn, one of the best male vocalists in Ghana. His music was appreciated by Nana Fynn who encouraged him to keep on working hard to achieve his dream. The two also collaborated on his first single which wasn’t too popular.  Nana Fynn later introduced him to Kwaku Duah the leader of band called Jewel. In the band, Prince Charles was made a backing vocalist and through that, he got to meet his idol, Daddy Lumba.

Prince Charles currently has a new single called “Obi Asem” featuring Burundy Okaniba which is making some waves on air now. According to the singer, “Obi Asem talks about two people living in the same house but one prefers to talk about the other’s problem. So the song advises us to concentrate on our problems first before solving others. “

“I believe Ghanaians would love my music and also support me to the top because the kind of highlife music am doing is for both the young and old”, he comments.

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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