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Okyeame Kwame holds listening session for ‘Made In Ghana’ album

Ghana’s Rap Dacta, Okyeame Kwame, has held a listening session of his upcoming album for stakeholders in the music industry ahead of its release. The session which took place at the Roots Apartment Hotel in Accra on Monday 17th September, 2018 was attended by the media, music analysts, musicians and dignitaries from the corporate world. […]

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Okyeame Kwame holds listening session for Made In Ghana albumGhana’s Rap Dacta, Okyeame Kwame, has held a listening session of his upcoming album for stakeholders in the music industry ahead of its release.

The session which took place at the Roots Apartment Hotel in Accra on Monday 17th September, 2018 was attended by the media, music analysts, musicians and dignitaries from the corporate world.

Eight songs from the 10-track album were played to the audience. They were therefore given the opportunity to assess the songs and make suggestions for consideration before the album is finally released on 14th December, 2018.

The album features Afriyie Wutah, Kurl Songs, Kwan Pa band, Wiyaala, Yaa Yaa, Atongo Simba and Fancy Gadam. Others are Wulomei, Kidi, Ebo Taylor, Feli Nuna and Kuami Eugene.

The songs represent the 10 regions and their cultures, bringing rhythms together through music, videos and paraphernalia.

According to Okyeame Kwame, the purpose of the ‘Made In Ghana’ project is to imbue a sense of national pride, foster music tourism and expose indigenous music fusion.

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Broadcaster Abeiku Santana, venerated highlife artiste Rex Omar, astute music producer Mark Okraku Mante Kojo Akoto Boateng of Citi FM and General Manager of Gh One TV Astus Ahiable were among some of the stakeholders who graced the programme.

Speaking at the session, Abeiku Santana who is also a tourism advocate highlighted the significance of the ‘Made In Ghana’ album to tourism in Ghana.

“Let’s commend Okyeame Kwame for celebrating the pride of Ghana by bringing cultures of the regions in one album,” he said.

The first single of the ‘Made In Ghana’ album will be released in October, 2018. Most importantly, one song will be launched every month at a location in the home region of the featured artiste.

Okyeame Kwame is known for hit songs like ‘Woara,’ ‘Sika,’ ‘Faithful,’ ‘Small Small,’ among others.

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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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