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1 Game-Changing Quality in Every Top Sales Performer

- Venkataraman Subramanyan

Today, let’s delve into an often overlooked yet profound quality for sales excellence: intuition.

If you’ve been in any of my workshops, I always recommend the practice of active listening – seeing with your eyes, hearing with your ears, and sensing with your intuition.

Your intuition guides your thinking, helps act from a space of self-awareness and smoothly navigate client interactions.

Here are 3 key practices that will always serve you well.

1.A Meditation Practice

When you meditate, you are able to control the instinctual and be far more intentional.

I call it slowing down to achieve more.

As the saying goes, “Slow is smooth and smooth is fast”

This leads into elevation.

2.Intentional Elevation

Meditation will help you develop elevation in your customer conversation. You develop the ability to observe you and the customer in action, as if from a third-party perspective.

Elevation allows you to fully understand all the forces at play, the context and the subtext.

3.Daily Reflection

Take a few minutes every day to review your interactions and decisions, allowing your intuition to reveal hidden patterns and possibilities. Reflection is your hidden superpower to discover what you could be doing differently or better.

These 3 practices allow space for your intuition to guide you.

When this happens,

You catch the blindspots.

You understand what is not being articulated.

You sense what is being missed by others.

Here is how you can integrate this with your sales culture.

After every client meeting, debrief the head, the heart and the gut.

The head is what you heard, said and did.

The heart is how you feel.

The gut is what you sensed.

This confluence will enable you to accelerate and achieve more.


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Venkataraman Subramanyan is a Global Leadership Development Expert & Sales Coach. He is the Founder and CEO of Tripura Multinational. Venkat’s mission is to touch and transform a hundred million lives by 2025, and a billion lives by 2030. With over 30 years of experience, Venkat is passionate about 2 things – Leadership Transformation and Sales Acceleration. His trademarked deal qualification framework is licensed worldwide by organizations and filters over $3Billion in deals annually. He is an accredited member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

Tripura Multinational is a dynamic sales organization dedicated to empowering sales professionals and organizations to achieve unparalleled success. Originally established as a platform to address skill gaps in the sales industry, Tripura has evolved into a multi-faceted entity that offers comprehensive engagements for Sales Managers and Sales Leaders. Through the transformative power of Sales Coaching, Tripura enables sales organizations to elevate their performance from good to great and ultimately reach a world-class level. Our approach focuses on optimizing sales skills, management expertise, and leadership capabilities, helping clients plan more effectively, qualify leads better, orchestrate sales processes seamlessly, and expand their business with confidence. 

Our organisation is the trusted choice of market leaders across various industries and segments, relying on our expertise to elevate their performance to new heights. Recognized for our ability to enhance excellence, we are entrusted with the task of making the client’s best even better.

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