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Pictures: Leila Djansi screens ‘Ties That Bind’ in Toronto

Ghanaian film maker, Leila Djansi has held a special screening for her latest movie, ‘Ties That Bind’ for select invited guests, journalists, investors and industry people in Toronto.  The screening, which took place at the Cumberland Theatre in Yorkville, Downtown Toronto saw two of the movie’s stars, Ebbe Bassey and Ama K Abebrese in attendance. […]

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Actress Ama K Abebresse Director Leila Djansi and actress Ebbe BasseyGhanaian film maker, Leila Djansi has held a special screening for her latest movie, ‘Ties That Bind’ for select invited guests, journalists, investors and industry people in Toronto.  The screening, which took place at the Cumberland Theatre in Yorkville, Downtown Toronto saw two of the movie’s stars, Ebbe Bassey and Ama K Abebrese in attendance.

The other lead actresses, Kimberly Elise and Omotola Jolade Ekeinde couldn’t make the Toronto screening because they are both currently filming on various sets. The movie was well received by guests and is already gaining rave reviews in the media. “Ties That Bind’ tells the story of Adobea (Omotola Jolade Ekeinde), Buki (Ama K Abebrese) and Theresa (Kimberly Elise), three women from different walks of life bound together by a similar pain; the loss of a child. In a destined meeting in a small village in Kroboland, the women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate a dilapidated clinic for the villagers.

“Ties That Bind’ premieres in Accra at the National Theatre on December 30.

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Ghanaian artist Joseph Awuah-Darko accuses Kehinde Wiley of sexual assault, Wiley denies allegations

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British-born, Ghanaian artist Joseph Awuah-Darko accused renowned American- Nigerian painter, Kehinde Wiley of sexual assault in an Instagram post, stating the incident occurred on June 9, 2021, during a dinner held in Wiley’s honor by Ghana’s Creative Art Council at the Noldor Artist Residency. (more…)

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

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

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