LaVar Ball says Lakers asked him to tone down criticism of coach Walton

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA governors show united front as league opens as scheduled But in true LaVar fashion, the brash parent had this to say: “I’m going to say whatever I want to say, however I want to say it. And they said, ‘LaVar, come and talk to us first.’ So that’s fine too.”Prior to the team’s request, LaVar lambasted Walton for supposedly not knowing how to coach his son, citing such “flaws” as benching him in late-game situations and calling “unnecessary” timeouts.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Coach Luke Walton to LaVar Ball: ‘We don’t take parents’ opinions’ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set In this July 7, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game in Las Vegas.  AP Photo/John LocherLaVar Ball, the plain-spoken father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, has certainly not been shy in speaking his mind about the team’s head coach Luke Walton.After publicly calling out the player-turned-coach multiple times for his supposed mismanagement of the youngster’s minutes, the Los Angeles brass has reportedly requested the loud-mouthed patriarch to tone down on his criticism.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In an interview with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the elder Ball confirmed that a closed-door meeting was held between him and Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka to resolve the issue.“Everybody’s going to try to make it an ego thing, like I’m trying to tell them what to do, or they’re trying to tell me to tone it down. It’s not about that. It’s about coming together and to get a solution to this problem,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“It may sound crazy to other people, but I really just want the best for Lonzo, and the best for Lonzo is going to be what’s best for the organization. Because if everybody winning, we good.”The Laker executives also reportedly had no qualms about Ball speaking his mind, but wants the polarizing father to remain positive when discussing the team to the media. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

BATTLING HARPS HELD TO DRAW BY WEXFORD YOUTHS

first_imgFINN HARPS 0 WEXFORD YOUTHS 0 – FINN HARPS were denied all three points by Wexford Youths in a match dominated by the goalkeepers.Kevin McHugh worked Youths keeper Graham Doyle on a number of occasions in this clash at Finn Park.But the home side were to be denied again and again – particularly in the second half and Peter Hutton will see this as three points lost rather than a point gained. The goalless draw leaves Harps joint top with Longford.The sides had gone in level at half-time after what was a fairly dull first 45 minutes.Michael Funston had the first shot of the game after just four minutes but a block from Gary Delaney allowed goalkeeper Graham Doyle to gather with ease.Funston had another chance on 20 minutes, this time firing over the bar – and an overhead kick from McHugh went the same way ten minutes later. Youths created the best opportunity 10 minutes before the break but the unmarked Joey Mulchay prods a quick free from Shaun Corcoran wide of the target.Both sides must have had their ears roasted at half-time as the tempo was considerably higher in the second half.But Harps had to thank keeper Gallagher twice for keeping them in the match, first denying Shane Nolan with a fine save – and then pulling off a better save as Nolan sent Glen Hawe through on goal.Crossan and then McHugh responded with great efforts for Harps, the latter’s free kick on 66 minutes forcing Doyle to palm the ball over.As Harps upped the pressure it was that man McHugh who was again on fire, this time firing in a 20-yard shot – only for Doyle to save again. McBride had a late chance to win it but fired over.Harps Line up: Gallagher, Cowan, Crossan, McMonagle, McNulty, Brolly, Funston, McBride, McGowan, McHugh, McVeighSubs: Thomas Bonner, Jonny Bonner, James Doherty, Michael Doherty, Mark Forker, Michael Lynch, Aaron O’HaganBATTLING HARPS HELD TO DRAW BY WEXFORD YOUTHS was last modified: April 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BATTLING HARPS HELD TO DRAW BY WEXFORD YOUTHSlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGH’S CLUB ANNOUNCE DATE OF STRICTLY COME DANCING

first_imgUnderage Strictly Come DancingThe Red Hugh’s strictly come dancing is now fixed for Friday the 21 st of October. This should be a great evenings entertainment. Anyone interested in taking part contact Liam Doherty, Alice Doherty and Diane Gallagher U16 GirlsGaelic training is on every Monday & Friday from 7:30 – 8:30pm. Training is €2 per week. Can everyone please make it out to training as the 1st game should be taking place on 1st week of August.Spread the word. Minor BoysRed Hughs: 5-15 Milford: 2-17Red Hugh’s minor team played away to Milford in the first round of the championship on Friday 8th of July.Milford were last years winners of both the minor league and championship and this game was expected to be a run out for the host team.Unfortunately for Milford the Red Hugh’s team had an alternative plan. In a high tempo high scoring game, Red Hughs shocked the much fancied Milford side with a well deserved victory.It was an excellent team performance, and hard to single out any one individual performance, but Odhran Doherty would have to get a special mention with a personal tally of 1-11, with 1-08 of that coming from play.The Red Hughs team hit the ground running from the start and it was 10 minutes into the game before the Milford team realised they had a game on their hands. Milford went in at half time 1 point ahead, but an excellent second half performance saw this Red Hugh’s close out the game with a confident, determined, team performance. Ryan Wright had an excellent game in nets with a number of game changing saves and his kick outs were a major factor in the team’s success. Ryan Gallen, Josh Cronolly and Jason Callaghan were solid in the full back line, while Darragh Gallagher, Tomas Doherty and James Gallagher dominating the Half back mid-field area with the help of Mild fielders Odhran Doherty and a massive work rate from Jason Woods. Ryan Dullaghan (2-01), David Gallen (0-02) and Aiden Gallen combined well in the half forward line and continually posed a threat.Stephen Carlin and Tim Callaghan (2-0) injected real pace into the full forward line and picked up all the breaks from the excellent hard working full forward Cormac McMenamin (0-1), who either caught and laid of to the incoming half forward mid field players or broke to the two wing forwards.James Callaghan was substituted for Stephen Carlin. Conor Gallagher was unfit to play due to injury but provided much need encouragement to his team mates throughout the game.Excellent team performance well deserved victory.Senior men Seniors and reserves play Convoy at home this Saturday in the league. Seniors throw in at 6pm with reserves on afterwards. All support needed.Red Hugh’s 5KRed Hugh’s 5K run and walk is on Friday the 22nd of July at 7:30pm. Registration – Adults€7, Children €3 & Families €20. This is a not the back of the wall route but the “faster glen route”.Red Hugh’s Cúl CampsWill run from the 2nd to 6th of August. County Coaching officer (Mick Murphy) has stressed that the Cúl Camps are strictly over 7’s but will allow 6 year olds attend with a signed consent form from parents. Consent forms will be made available in the next week.Book online on https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ or application forms are available from Maura McCrudden and can be picked up on Saturday mornings. You can also register on the first day of camp.GAA NEWS: RED HUGH’S CLUB ANNOUNCE DATE OF STRICTLY COME DANCING was last modified: July 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RED HUGHS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

WOMAN BATTERED FOR 90 MINUTES TO APPEAL ATTACKER’S SENTENCE AFTER HE WALKED FREE

first_imgA woman who was viciously beaten and sexually assaulted by her former partner for 90 minutes is to appeal the leniency of the sentence.Danielle Kerrigan, 21, was subjected to a brutal ordeal which left her black and blue from head to toe.Her attacker, Eamon Harkin, 24, the father of her young son, received 240 hours community service after pleading guilty to the attack at Letterkenny Circuit Court. Now Ms Kerrigan, from Convoy, wants the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal the sentence.Ms Kerrigan said she is fearful Harkin will strike again and attack another woman.“I am fearful he will do it to another woman. Sometimes, I think it was a waste of time going to court because we didn’t get the justice we deserved.“But if my story helps one woman to come forward, then it will all have been worthwhile.“I was scared of him and I was scared of how people would react to me when I told them what he had doe to me,” said the brave young mother.Donegal Daily first broke the story of the brutal attack on Ms Kerrigan.Harkin, from St Eunan’s Terrace in Raphoe, attacked Danielle so viciously that he left his footprint on her leg.He only stopped beating her to get a drink of water from the couple’s former home.Ms Kerrigan has now revealed she has installed CCTV at her home because she still fears what Harkin is capable of.The full horrific story is in today’s Mail on Sunday.WOMAN BATTERED FOR 90 MINUTES TO APPEAL ATTACKER’S SENTENCE AFTER HE WALKED FREE was last modified: November 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackerconvoyDanielle KerriganEamonn HarkinprisonRaphoelast_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL DAILY CALLS OUT JASON BLACK AHEAD OF NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE

first_imgDonegal Daily editor Stephen Maguire has called out Voodoo Venue owner Jason Black ahead of this weekend’s Northfit Corporate Fitness Event.Maguire scoffed at Black’s impressive sporting CV, which includes scaling Mount Everest. Maguire is confident he and his employees have what it takes to trump Black and the other businesses involved in the unique and innovative fitness event.Sixteen local businesses are set to go head-to-head at the event which has been organised to encourage fitness and well-being within the workplace.It’s sure to be a fun and competitive event, to watch the video above, simply click play and enjoy!DDTV: DONEGAL DAILY CALLS OUT JASON BLACK AHEAD OF NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessDDTVFeaturesJason BlacknewsNorthfit Corporate Fitness EventSportlast_img read more

UPL: Mbarara City host Proline at Luzira

first_img Tags: Brian Ssenyondomatia luleMbarara Cityproline fcStarTimes Uganda Premeir League Mbarara lost 3-0 to Proline the last time the two sides met.StarTimes Uganda Premier League Mbarara City Vs ProlineLuzira Prisons Grounds Saturday 31st August Mbarara City FC host Proline FC at Luzira Prisons Ground in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Saturday.Both teams have new managers, Mbarara has Brian Ssenyondo while Proline has Matia Lule and they will all quest for maximum points when they face each other.This will be the first game for Ssenyondo in top-flight. He joined from Synergy FC after the Ankole Lions parted ways with Livingston Mbabazi.Ssenyondo was recently appointed as a head coach in an acting role as the club continues it’s search to finding a suitable man for the job.For the visitors, they appointed former Uganda Cranes assistant coach Matia Lule to guide them through this campaign.Proline FC come into the game on the back of a humiliating loss to KCCA FC in the FUFA Super cup but will hope to bounce back in LuziraTeam NewsCaptained by Hilary Mukundane, the Ankole Lions will rely on their attacking prowess of Brian Aheebwa, Paul Mucureezi, Ivan Eyam, Jude Ssemugabi and Makueth Wol to break Proline.For Matia Lule’ side they will need Brian Amukani to fetch them the goals against Mbarara city.Match factsThis will be the third meeting between the two teams in the league.Fahad Bayo, Sulaiman Matovu and Joseph Mandela gave Proline FC a 3-0 win against Mbarara in 2017/18 season at Lugogo.The second-round game ended one-all with Emmanuel Obina (Mbarara) and Daniel Isiagi (Proline) on target at Kakyeka.Comments last_img read more

Brand South Africa joins the Obama, Mandela Washington Fellowship for further Centenary Celebrations

first_imgThe Obama, Mandela Washington Fellowship this week alongside the YALI Alumni hosted a Leadership Dialogue in Celebration of the Centenary of the late Tata Nelson Mandela as well as a Tree Planting Community Service Day.The Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Alumni Leadership Dialogue took place at the Apartheid Museum on Wednesday and saw a series of panel discussions that included topics: The Power of Place: Tour of the museum, The Power of Our Journey, The Power of ideas: How the Mandela Washington Foundation is changing the narrative and The Power of Leadership.Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part Ambassadors Ella Bella, (founder of Gen Earth and the Director of Miss Earth SA) and Catherine Constantinides (Humanitarian and Environmental Activist) on Thursday joined the Fellowship for the Tree Planting Community Service Day at Solwazi Primary School, Orange Farm. Learners at Solwazi Primary School were taught how to plant seeds, something that would not only benefit them, but also the environment in future. Miss Earth SA finalist, Margo Fargo is excited to also have witnessed and made out part of the love, joy and prosperity of the day.Brand South Africa is proud to have partnered in the series of events that will save the environment and carry on the legacy of Tata Madiba.last_img read more

25 Mt. Gilead FFA’ers travel to State Convention

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Mount Gilead FFA chapter took 25 members to the 88th annual FFA State Convention May 5th and 6th. To start off their time at convention, members toured at the Ohio State University OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center and the Byrd Polar Research Center. While their members learned about the various opportunities to pursue a college degree in agriculture and environmental sciences.Later at the Ohio Expo Center, several members received awards. Mt. Gilead FFA was well represented with Bailey Gompf winning 1st place in Diversified Livestock Production, and was the runner-up inBailey GompfDiversified Agriculture Production. She also placed 3rd in Beef Production Entrepreneurship. Tyler Beck finished 2nd in Forest Management and Products. Derek Barker was 3rd place in Swine Production Entrepreneurship. All of them are multiple year state finalists with their SAE projects. In total the three have had 11 state proficiency top four finishes, three State Degrees, and three American Degrees. The 2015 Ohio State Star Farmer (Bailey) also took 2nd in the State for Ohio’s 2016 Star American Farmer. Also a 12th place finish in the 2014 State General Livestock Contest, as well as many other CDE awards and FFA achievements. Bailey, Tyler, and Derek without a doubt set the bar high for all future members of the Mt. Gilead FFA Chapter to measure themselves by.Derek Barker and Tyler BeckBen Hayes and Lauren Miller also were awarded with their State FFA Degrees on Fiday. In addition, Dylan Pangborn received a gold rating on his 2015-2016 treasurer’s book, and the Mt. Gilead FFA Chapter was recognized for their contributions to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and CROP Church World Service.State Degree Recipients Ben Hayes and Lauren MillerDylan Pangbornlast_img read more

What’s Next For Geolocation? Apps, Apps, Apps

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Geolocation social networks are set to be in 2010 what microblogging was in 2008 – the next big thing. Currently the space is being dominated by Foursquare, with others like Gowalla, MyTown and Loopt trailing in its wake.While Gowalla has secured a large amount of funding, some $8.5 million, and My Town claims more check-ins than the other services, Foursquare is happily ticking along on the seed money provided by its founders (after they sold their original effort, Dodgeball, to Google), and creating a community of developers who are eager to build secondary applications. There are two reasons Foursquare is gaining so much ground over its competitors.This is a guest post by Simon Salt, the founder and CEO of IncSlingers. He is a writer and blogger whose work has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Chris Brogan’s Dad-O-Matic.com, American Marketing Association News and the Austin Realtor. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal on social media and is a recognized national speaker on that topic as well. Firstly, it is available on all phone platforms. While this is also true of Loopt, the game play element of Foursquare makes it more attractive to many users. Secondly, it took the very sensible step of opening its API early on. This has generated a wave of new secondary applications.In addition to this, it set up a developer community forum and is extremely active there, providing support, information and assistance to developers that are creating these secondary apps. Just as with Twitter, it is not just the service itself that will create demand, but the applications that run from that service. There are hundreds of applications that run on the Twitter API now (most of which are listed at oneforty.com). It is very likely that by the end of 2010 we will see similar numbers of applications for Foursquare, and, should Gowalla and the rest open their APIs, for those services too.The reason geolocation social networking is so popular is quite simply its ease of use. Arrive at a destination, be that your work, the gym, a coffee shop or even the grocery store, fire up the application on your phone, “check-in”, and get points, badges and even increased status in the game for doing so. As with Twitter, early adopters are the ones using the sites the most at the moment, but the services are rapidly spreading beyond the hard core. Unlike micro-blogging, you need no talent to be entertaining, informative or stylish – you simply check-in as you go about your day. You attract “friends” by doing this, or by connecting with people you already know, either online or in real life.The Next Step: User- and Location-FocusedAs with so many other early-stage social network platforms, extending the service with secondary applications is what makes the service truly useful. At present, the secondary applications that are being developed fall into two main categories: user-focused and location-focused. A good example of a user-focused app is wheredoyougo. This service provides a heat map visual of all of a user’s check-ins. Another, foursqpic allows users to upload pictures as part of the Foursquare Venue Tips section, supplementing simple text tips with visuals as well. These are great apps and certainly add to the fun and extend the functionality of the service. However, the real gains are coming in the location-focused apps. So far, the most developed of these is placewidget, which allows owners of a location to promote, via a website widget, the “Mayor” of their location on their website. Until now, any real marketing revolving around Foursquare was offline, and had to be location-specific. By bringing the ability to market both their involvement in the Foursquare community and promote a loyal customer, this widget gives a lot more power to businesses looking to leverage this type of social networking. Foursquare recently announced it had signed two deals with media outlets. The first is an agreement with Metro, Canada’s number one free daily newspaper, to have content for venues provided by the newspaper. The second is with Bravo TV, which will include Bravo Celebrity Tips and Bravo-branded badges for over 500 locations. A game is great, but a content-rich social network is something a lot more valuable.Photo credit: Agata Urbaniak Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Tags:#mobile#web guest author 1 Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

How to Improve as An Individual Contributor

first_imgThere are certain things that make you an individual contributor. Most of what you do, and most of the results you produce are the result of your individual effort. But many of the outcomes you produce are the result of the effort a collective—or should be. The balance here between individual and collective is where you will find your greatest performance. Here is how to improve as an individual contributor.It would be easy to argue that all of these things are collective, but where they are mainly individual, I’m listing them as such to make a point (or more accurately, two points).Your Individual EffortThere are some activities and outcomes that belong to you alone. A role in sales comes with more freedom than most other roles, and that freedom needs to be tempered with a great deal of self-discipline. Many a talented salesperson has failed due to their inability to mange themselves. It isn’t all that uncommon to fins less talented and highly disciplined salespeople outperforming their peers. Here a few of the things that are mostly individual.ProspectingThe amount of time you spend prospecting, the effort you put into opening the new relationships to create new opportunities, and your overall approach to acquiring meetings is individual. You might spend more time than your peer group, work harder at gaining new meetings, and use a modern approach that allows you to effectively trade the promise of value for your dream client’s time. (See The Lost Art of Closing) No more pushy sales tactics. The Lost Art of Closing shows you how to proactively lead your customer and close your sales.  The opposite is also true. You can do less, put forth less effort, and do what you believe to be easier, like sending email.This is in your control as an individual, and you do not need to rely on anyone else, nor should you, when it comes to prospecting.Personal DevelopmentBecause you are the single asset you possess with which to produce results, you are responsible for improving that asset over time. If you are going to increase your competency, you are the one who has to decide to do so. You alone have to exert the effort to grow, and you have to do the work. There is no substitute for doing the work, and there is no one who can do it for you.You have to be thoughtful enough to know where you need to improve, and serious enough to give growth your time and energy. You will become only become what you are capable of becoming when you commit yourself to doing the work. This is an individual endeavor. See The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need)Learn Anthony’s core strategies & tactics for sales success at any level with The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever NeedAccountability for Your ResultsYou alone are responsible for your quota. It doesn’t matter whether marketing generated the right leads. Nor does blaming missed goals on the fact that the economy contracted over the last quarter. So the big deal you were counting on experienced a Black Swan event that caused them to disengage right before they were committed to sign your contract. You were so close, too! There are always hard lessons for the individual contributor, especially when it comes to surprises.It’s your number, and you are responsible for it (not that I haven’t seen top producers miss their number from time to time, especially when they are holding out hope on a big, unlikely deal).The CollectiveYou are an individual contributor, but you are also part of a number of teams (or maybe you need to start looking at your role and how your team helps you succeed).Your Professional DevelopmentWhile it is your responsibility to develop both personally and professionally, you are much better leveraging the wisdom of the collective than trying to figure everything out on your own. There are people on your team that have experience that would benefit you. Some of the people on your team have made mistakes and can share with you how to avoid them. Others have things figured out, and have discerned how to have a conversation that both compels clients to change and a preference to work with them (something worth knowing, as it shortens your learning curve).Your peers don’t write books. Instead, they carry around their experience as a series of narratives, stories through which they can provide you with a hard-won education that might otherwise take the same years—and the same mistakes, missteps, and losses it required of them.Your Business AcumenThere are people on your team who have the business acumen and situational knowledge necessary to succeed in sales. They not only have a deep understanding of the intersection where your business intersects with your clients, they know how to effectively share it in ways that benefit their clients and prospects. Because they have done with work to develop their business acumen, you can shorten the time it takes you to acquire it by listening and learning how they share it, and how they provide their advice effectively.The collective knowledge about how to effectively sell is greater than anything one individual is capable of acquiring on their own. By asking questions and learning from different people, you pick up different ideas, and if you work hard at understanding, you can get a grasp on the context in which it makes sense to make certain choices.Your StoriesClients like stories. The love stories from operational people especially, because they like to hear the answer to “what if” questions (they trust operations folks because they are not salespeople, and they have a great command of how and why they do things in a certain way in a compelling way) You can learn to tell all of their stories by paying attention and taking good notes. Their stories can become your stories.You can also pick up stories from your peers in sales. You might not have ever had a client with some very specific problem, but you can borrow the stories of the collective salesforce, build a catalog of stories that allow you to share what your company does overcome some challenge.Your SMEs and Other TeamsYour SMEs (subject matter experts) can contribute much to your pursuit of deals. So you can your manager and your leadership team. If you are not grateful for the contribution of the teams that serve your clients, you are making one the single biggest mistakes one is capable of making. We have a way of inflating our importance when we say things like, “Nothing moves until somebody sells something,” which, while containing some truth, belittles the fact that nobody actually sells anything that isn’t manufactured, delivered, and invoiced either.Finding the BalanceYou will find your best performance when you focus on what requires your individual effort, as well as the areas where the collective can improve your performance. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more