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Kash collaborates with Mike Jones and foresees the end of Azonto

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KASHUS-based Ghanaian rapper and singer, Kash has hinted that Ghanaians should expect nothing but exciting and standard music from him as his debut album is set for release later in March. The musician, whose album would comprise mixed genres including hiphop, hiplife, pop and R&B believes the Ghanaian music scene is ready for a variety of musical styles, and in his opinion, the Azonto style is gradually fading away to room for others. Currently pursuing a degree in science at the Houston Community College (Houston, Texas), Kash was born as Norbert Asare in Kumasi where he attended Kumasi Polytechnic and University College of Management Studies. He used to visit the States for holidays until 2007, when he finally became a permanent resident in USA, and last visiting Ghana in 2008. Although much may not be known of Kash’s music back home in Ghana, he has been in the industry, singing and rapping since 2002. His first music was recorded by ace Ghanaian producer, Zapp Mallet in 2003 and it was supposed to be released by Lisaf Music but unfortunately, the record deal couldn’t go through. Kash has since recorded songs with Charley Pee, Kofi Nti, Chicago, Roro, Frank Mensah Pozo, Old Soldier, Triple M and some other upcoming artiste in the United States. His current singles, ‘Ride Me’ and ‘Never Lose Hope’ are getting huge audiences globally via online music stores including iTunes, Nokia Music, Verizon, Emusic, Rhapsody, CD Baby and Amazon.Com. According to Kash, he has been keeping tabs on the Ghanaian music industry and he is ready to launch his career both in the US and Ghana with full throttle. “I’ve been keeping in touch with Ghanaian music and studying the trend but the sad thing today is Ghana music is not selling outside the borders of Ghana because every artist seems to be doing the same thing. Whenever we have an industry of such scenario, artists lack creativity and genuineness. In the United States and various parts of the world, musicians don’t follow the same pattern or style of songs: example, Usher will not use a beat similar to Lil Wayne or Jay-Z because in that case nobody will patronize the product he is selling.” Kash’s debut album will include 12 main tracks and 2 bonus tracks. It also features Tristan, one of the fastest growing R&B artists in the US, on one track which Kash describes as a must-listen, hoping it would introduce a new style of music into the Ghanaian music market. Still on the album, Kash dropped hints about collaborating with American hiphop artist, Mike Jones. “I’m currently recording a song called ‘Respect’, which is a strictly Hip-hop made for the American market and expected to be released in July. The song features artiste like Mike Jones, who I met at the same studio I do my recordings.” Kash was nominated for Best Male Artiste in 2011 at the Afro Entertainment Awards, which was held in Chicago last October. He is one of the highly rated Ghanaian musicians in USA and was endorsed as one of the biggest upcoming artiste in Africa in the Nigerian Promoters Association Annual Entertainment review in Atlanta, September 2011. He promises to make Ghana proud with his new album and also give fans and would-be fans more exciting music in the coming years.]]>

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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