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N’KYA Hosts Shop & Mingle

UK based Ghanaian fashion house, N’KYA Designs will host a Shop and Mingle, at theworld’s famous Opal Bar, Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom on Sunday, August 29. It is an event organised to parade a talented group of unique designers for a unique shopping experience.  N’KYA collections will be available in exclusive prints with a […]

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nkya11UK based Ghanaian fashion house, N’KYA Designs will host a Shop and Mingle, at theworld’s famous Opal Bar, Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom on Sunday, August 29. It is an event organised to parade a talented group of unique designers for a unique shopping experience. 

N’KYA collections will be available in exclusive prints with a fabulous selection of dresses and clutch bags, while Oneoffpinkribbon will present handmade bows used in the production of necklaces, rings etc in fabulous wax prints as well as a selection of satin and cotton fabrics.

According to Sheila Boateng, the face behind N’KYA Designs, Shop & Mingle is the ideal shop for the mature, confident fashionista who is not afraid to be
original.  “Be prepared to shop from our drop dead gorgeous range and mingle with glamourous and stylish people at the world famous Opal Bar. There will be an exclusive 15% discount on all purchases”, she added.

Meanwhile, the first 50 guests to email names get a free glass of wine as well as 20% off purchases instead of 15%.  All guests are expected to be over 23 years and must be in Inc Prada, Gucci & Trims, and hard sole shoes.

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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