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Movado, Wyclef, Sizzla, 2Chainz, Beenie Man, Lady Saw and others for 30th Anniversary edition of STING!!!

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STING PPV 23STING, the longest running one night Reggae show will be turning 30 this year, and a part of the commemorative celebrations include; making STING available in every household worldwide. In 1983 Isaiah Laing thought to bring Reggae, the song of Jamaicans under the roof of the National Arena at a time when many Jamaicans were separated base on their political affiliations.  STING was an instant hit, crowds flocked to the first show and brought Jamaicans together! This year as a part of the celebration STING will be opening its stage to the world, showcasing, Reggae and Dancehall’s most famous artistes and a few international acts. Wyclef  Jean and Hip Hop artiste’s 2Chaniz will be  joining the line up and celebrating STING  30 at Jam World Entertainment complex December 26, 2013.   Supreme Promotions has partnered with Downsound Records’ Joe Bagdanovich who has had tremendous experience and has worked with the likes of; Bob Marley and the Wailers , Rolling Stone, BB King, The YardBirds, David Bowie, Rod Stewart and many more. Bagdanovich has been involved in the concert business for over 30 years. Both mega agencies have come together this year making STING continental. It a guh MAD! The first STING has seen the likes of Shabba Ranks, Supercat, Flourgon , Tiger, Maxie Priest, Junie Ranks, Dominic from the UK., Pinchers,Junior Demus, Peter Metro, Chinnman, Ragamuffin, Sister Charmaine, Lady Mackerel , Major Mackerel , Ninja man, Papa San, Lt Stitchie, Red Dragon, Lady P,Lady Patra, Junior Demus, Mad Cobra, Conroy Smith, Courtney Melody, Little John, Pan Head, Jose Wales, BeenieMan, Bounty Killer,Little Kirk, Spragga Benz,General Trees, Sizzla, Capleton and many more. STING became the benchmark for Reggae. In 1983Artistes faced the toughest crowds and were touted to challenge each other lyrically in what they would call CLASH. Clash quickly became the checkmark for all new Reggae artistes. If the crowd applauded a performance, that artist had a chance of survival in the very challenging and dynamic Jamaica music market. Sting’s stage is where an artiste’s career begins or end. Artistes are expected to hold their own with the ultimate judge being STING’s crowd. The people determined who owned the music and gave that artiste Reggae’s crown. Ninjaman became STING’S reigning CLASH King after beating his rivals lyrically for well over twenty years. The tradition of   CLASH has lived on, and this year will be CLASH after CLASH.   STING 30 will see the return of Dancehall Don Dadda Supercat who to date was a part of the most memorable CLASH to date and has returned to Jamaica after not performing for well over ten years! Major Mackerel will be back and has proposed the ultimate challenge to younger dancehall artiste, Elephant Man. The eight hour show will be available for the first time in the U.S on PayPerView and on Ustream at reduced prices because of the anniversary.  There will be well over thirty onstage acts, STING’s red carpet live, and interviews. Log on to www.bringthesting.com today!]]>

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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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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…)

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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