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Peter Sedufia’s ‘Keteke’ makes Yennenga Gold Standard selection at FESPACO 2019

Peter Sedufia’s ‘Keteke’ has made the Yennenga Gold Standard selection for the 2019 Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). The organizing committee of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) revealed on January 15, 2019, at the international press conference in Paris, France, the list of feature-length feature films selected for […]

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Peter Sedufia’s ‘Keteke’ makes Yennenga Gold Standard selection at FESPACO 2019

Peter Sedufia’s ‘Keteke’ has made the Yennenga Gold Standard selection for the 2019 Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO).

The organizing committee of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) revealed on January 15, 2019, at the international press conference in Paris, France, the list of feature-length feature films selected for the 26th edition.

A total of 20 films are selected with 16 countries represented: Mali, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mozambique, Morocco, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Algeria, and Nigeria.

Burkina Faso has the highest number of films selected (three), followed by South Africa and Tunisia, each of which has two representatives.

Speaking to Ghanaweb, Mr Sedufia said “I am truly humbled by the news and I thank the team for this recognition. It’s a prestige to see your works being acknowledged globally”.

Check out the full list of feature film fictions competing for the Yennenga Gold Standard of the 2019 Fespaco.

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– Five Fingers for Marseilles , by Michael Matthews (South Africa)

– Sew The Winter To My Skin , by Jahmil XT Qubeka (South Africa)

– Ila Akhir Ezzaman (Until the end of time) , Yasmine Chouikh (South Africa)

– Desrances , by Apolline Traoré (Burkina Faso)

– Duga (The Scavengers) , Abdoulaye Dao and Hervé Eric Lengani (Burkina Faso)

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– Hakilitan (Memory on the run) , by Issiaka Konaté (Burkina Faso)

– Miraculous Weapons , by Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Cameroon)

– Resolution , by Boris Oue and Marcel Sagne (Ivory Coast)

– Karma , by Khaled Youssef (Egypt)

– Keteke , Peter Sedufia (Ghana)

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– Rafiki , from Wanuri Kahui (Kenya)

– Barkomo (The Cave) , Aboubacar Bablé Draba & Boucary Ombotimbé (Mali)

– Indigo , from Selma Bargach (Morocco)

– Mabata Bata , by Joao Luis Sol from Carvalho (Mozambique)

– Hakkunde , Oluseyi Asurf Amuwa (Nigeria)

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– The Mercy of the Jungle , by Joel Karekezi (Rwanda)

– Akasha , from Hajooj Kuka (Sudan)

– T-Junction , by Amil Shivji (Tanzania)

– Fatwa , by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud (Tunisia)

– Look at me , from Nejib Belkadhi (Tunisia)

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Parts of Medikal’s public statements are a great departure from truth – Fella Makafui

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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

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.

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