Gavin Ingham Blog | Motivational Business Tips

Keeping Things Simple

In this video I want to talk about simplicity and the importance of keeping things simple. In my last video about manners, I got an awful lot of responses - the vast majority saying that they do think manners are still really important and several writing me rants about how manners are dying along with other things such as courtesy, dress sense and punctuality. Anyway, there was one email in the middle of all of that which was equally important and it was ... Read more

Are Manners Important In Business?

Are manners important in business? Do they still matter? Or are they something that applied to your grandparents? In this video, I will consider the arguments... Hello and welcome to the Gavin Ingham Show. I am here today in sunny Spain and I want to ask you one question, "How important do you think manners are in business today?" I was watching the UK General Election leadership debate last week and, as I was watching, the leaders were getting up and saying their ... Read more

Simple Sales Tips… How To Make More Sales

Simple sales tips... to make more sales. Can a humble street salesperson in Spain help you to make more sales? You will be surprised by just how much! Welcome to the Gavin Ingham Show. Today I want to share with you a little sales tale - something that happened whilst we were on holiday in Spain. We were in Alicante - me, my wife and my three children - and we had just ordered some paella. We were sitting outside in a square, ... Read more

How To Communicate More Effectively

Today we are going to be talking about how to make an extra special connection; how to communicate more effectively; that's whether you're selling, or leading, or presenting, or just in your life. As you can see, today I am on the beach in Spain. It is not bikini or trunks weather but it is pretty nice for this time of the year, certainly compared to the UK. I have been having a think about a conference that I was speaking at a ... Read more

The Difference Between Good & Great Is Knowing Your Purpose

This article is about the importance of knowing your purpose, about how it links to motivation and why it is critical for everything you do - often making the difference between good and great. I hope that you are all having a great day and that business and life is fabulous. Today, I wanted to share with you something that happened a few years ago... The CEO that I am coaching with and I have just reached a great place for a comfort ... Read more

One Thing That Will Differentiate Your Business

Here are some thoughts on how to differentiate your business... Some people make me laugh... specifically... people teaching selling who cannot sell, people teaching communication who cannot communicate, people teaching leadership who have never led, people teaching how to build a coaching business who never built one themselves, people teaching how to make money on social media who have none, people teaching motivation who are just not motivated, people teaching how to have presence who do not... And that’s just the ... Read more

Pricing For Sales – It’s Not About Fair

After receiving an email informing me that I had a couple of recommendations on LinkedIn, I logged on to have a read and approve them. As I did, I noticed a question in my news stream-it was from someone I did not know and it was asking about pricing for sales. Maybe it was the way it was worded, or maybe it was because pricing and beliefs about money cut to the core of what I talk about, I decided to ... Read more

How To Sell High Value Products & Services

"Gavin, we have a great product, clients like it, people want to buy it, but it's too expensive. Our competition are cheaper and, although they're not as good, provide better value for money. Because of this, the prices that we been asked to sell at are just not realistic.” I had just finished my talk at his sales conference and I looked at the salesperson in front of me. He looked earnestly back, awaiting my answer. Sometimes, I think that people want me to ... Read more

Taking Responsibility = Business & Sales Success

I was 7 years old and kicking a ball in the playground at primary school in Dodford. I wasn’t much of a footballer but I was going to give it my all; I connected. The ball flew from my foot straight towards the school and – smash! – straight through the window. Without thinking, or even speaking to my little friends, I knew what to do. I ran straight around the school to the front door where I was met by ... Read more
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