Event Dates

A list of all our forthcoming events.

  • June: Thursday 8th, The Stanneylands, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Chris Moran, JCM Business Solutions

    Topic - Why Hope Has No Place In Sales

    Content:Things were going fine in the sale at the start, but now somethings not right. The prospect hasn't rung back for 3 days, and then suddenly comes up with a new requirement or condition that you can't meet. And now someone else is in the decision process. The presentation wasn't brilliant, you were off target with the topics you addressed and no one seems to be driving the project forward.In reality you have no control over the deal and no way to influence the outcome. You sit there and find yourself being optimistic."I've sent in a summary and I'm hoping Jim will ring me back this week"What happened to critical thinking? Selling is a profession, an acquired skill. Yet many salespeople fail to plan, research or set personal objectives. They fail to keep developing their skills and looking at ways to improve.As a result, Sales people are often busy fools, with forecasts that are full of deadwood rather than actual closable deals.Yet there are successful sales people who seem to be less busy than the rest of us! How do they do that?There are a number of excellent sales approaches that have been developed over the last couple of decades and in this session, Chris Moran will take us through some some that help remove hope from selling.About The Presenter:Chris Moran is Managing Director of JCM Business Solutions, a Zoho Elite partner, specialising in Cloud Based CRM and business solutions.Chris started life as an Accountant and was FD of a couple of large manufacturing clients, before moving into the Service and Leisure sector. After overseeing the conversion of Sale Rugby Club into Sale Sharks, he moved into software implementations for the Financial Sector, eventually becoming European Sales Director for a major Software Provider.Those of you who have lunched with Chris will know that his passion is really for cycling, Rock Climbing and Mountaineering and that he his currently walking his way around the Welsh 2000 mountains. His wife will eventually notice his absence at weekends!

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  • November: Thursday 2nd, Pinewood on Wilmslow, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • December: Thursday 14th, Pinewood on Wilmslow, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Thursday 8th June

The Stanneylands, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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