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Creating the Irresistible Offer

Sales and marketing guru Tony Gattari, of the Achievers Group, says with so much average marketing clutter bombarding consumers, it's important to find a point of difference. An irresistible offer must provide something for the customer before you win their business. It may be something to help in their business or their lifestyle, but it must be memorable, and something you can promote. Think outside the square: "we've always done it this way" is not acceptable.

Business Essentials

February, 2009

Pain to pleasure for sales results

Tony Gattari, of Achievers Group, believes it can be necessary to inflict a little pain on a potential customer before concluding a sale. He argues that what the customer doesn't want has to be identified so that the salesperson can then provide the help that will solve the customer's problem. The pain is then converted into the pleasure of needs fulfilled

Business Essentials

January, 2009

Go Out and Sell

Learn how to get your cash registers ringing despite the economic downturn. Super salesman Tony Gattari offers practical advice on how you can prosper despite economic hard times and he says the starting point comes down to attitude. Both your own and your competitor's. This timely interview shows us how we can win business, increase market share and position our businesses for greater success into the future. But we must act now.

Business Essentials

December, 2008

Dealing with Cranky Customers

We all have to deal with cranky customers now and then, but how do we win them over? Tony Gattari has drawn up a list of what not to say and he begins by telling us not to say "sorry".

Business Essentials

November, 2008

Consumers: old v new

You must make dealing with your company memorable for today's customer. Tony Gattari makes that point as he compares the old generation of consumers with the new. He's a super salesman after many years in senior management with the Harvey Norman chain. Tony talks about what's changed in customer attitudes.

Business Essentials

October, 2008

Improving your average dollar sales

The greatest way to build a business is to reduce the cost of getting a client, then to increase the life span of that client relationship. Tony Gattari is passionate about that mantra. Himself a master salesman after many years in senior sales management with Harvey Norman, he calls it managing your average dollar sales. He says first we have to measure it, then train the sales team to understand its importance. Tony says that one way to do that is to offer package deals.

Business Essentials

September, 2008

Looking at Leadership

We're all leaders - but the levels of our leadership change depending on the time and the circumstances. Tony Gattari has reached that conclusion after compiling a list of leadership levels. He's a leader himself after many years in senior sales management with Harvey Norman. Tony starts by defining leadership.

Business Essentials

August, 2008

Instant Cashflow Tips

Where do we start to improve our business cash flow? Tony Gattari has some strong thoughts and he says they can apply to any business.

Business Essentials

July, 2008

Overcoming Objections

What do you do when a potential customer starts raising objections to your sales pitch? According to Tony Gattari, himself a master salesman after many years selling for Harvey Norman, treat the objection as a positive. But how do we do that?

Business Essentials

May, 2008

Selling to Different Personality Types

Don't ever think about a stereotypical approach to your selling, because one size does not fit all. Sales wizard Tony Gattari makes that plea to everyone in business. He says that because everyone is different, so too must your sales approach be different.

Business Essentials

April, 2008

Lessons in negotiation

We've heard so many times that all things are negotiable – but that doesn't help those for whom negotiating doesn't come naturally. There are subtle tricks to the art, however, according to Tony Gattari – himself a master negotiator after many years as a senior sales executive with the Harvey Norman group.

Business Essentials

March, 2008

Closing the sale

If you're wondering why your sales figures aren't better, consider this: 50% of sales people don't ever close a sale. Tony Gattari has a long history of successful selling and says the figures are startling.

Business Essentials

February, 2008

Fundamentals on winning in business

Follow your dreams, aim high - and don't be scared of big visions. Those words from Peter Irvine, an advertising man who turned his talents to franchising and to co-found the successful chain of Gloria Jean's Coffees. Gloria Jean's Coffees has grown to more than 400 stores around Australia, setting new industry trends. The lesson - one of many in his new book "Win in Business" - is to beware being swayed by the advice of others.

Business Essentials

December, 2007

The need to up-sell & cross-sell

One of the fundamentals in a successful business is selling well. Tony Gattari's main claim to fame is the huge growth he achieved in computer sales at Harvey Norman and since then he has been advising businesses. He believes in the absolute need to up-sell and cross-sell and argues they shouldn't be used as dirty words.

Business Essentials

December, 2007

Avoiding marketing mistakes

If you want to avoid making marketing mistakes you must understand who your "A class" customers are. That's one of the first lessons Tony Gattari learned when he went into the marketing business after a long career in the corporate world. He readily admits that he blundered badly when he had the wrong focus with his first small business client.

Business Essentials

October, 2007

Capturing your most profitable customers

Tony Gattari, Chief Executive of Achievers Group has a check list and some guidelines for capturing your most profitable customers.

Business Essentials

August, 2007

Exposed: The Secrets Of Top Salespeople

How do you turn a "prospect" into a customer? Tony Gattari of Achievers Group found the answer to that question during his nine years with Harvey Norman - a time of enormous growth. He says the answer lies in having the best sales people.

Business Essentials

June, 2007

The Pillars Of Success

You shouldn't even think about expanding your business until all the fundamental aspects are working properly. Tony Gattari of Achievers Group delivers that message strongly in his book "The Pillars Of Business Success". He says that businesses have four main pillars.

Business Essentials

April, 2007

Keep Cash Flowing

How highly do you rate the importance of the "accounts receivable" function of your business? Believe it or not, Tony Gattari of the Achievers Group says he knows business operators who haven't sent out an invoice 12 months after supplying the goods. He says that "accounts receivable" is the core of your cash flow and there's no point in being shy about it.

Business Essentials

February, 2007



Secrets of Top Sales Professionals Exposed

This is a book for people who want to discover how to double or triple their sales. Having assembled fourteen of the country’s best, we share exactly what they do to generate millions of dollars in sales every year. So, whether you’re working in a sales role, are a manager looking to increase performance, or a business owner seeking larger profits, this book has all the questions and, more importantly, all the answers!

Secrets of Marketing Experts Exposed

This is a book takes you up-close and personal with sixteen of the best marketing minds in the country. Collectively they have added billions of dollars to the bottom lines of businesses. Now, in one place, you can discover all of their secrets and tap into the same knowledge that others pay thousands of dollars to learn!

Win In Business

'20 Keys to catapult you towards achieving your vision'. The man who helped guide the phenomenal success of Gloria Jean’s Coffees in Australia unearths 20 priceless keys to catapult you towards your vision. Peter Irvine reveals behind-the-counter stories about the amazing success of this award-winning coffee franchise… as well as other brands he helped to build in Australia, such as McDonald’s and the MacTime concept. If you would like to create a remarkable, stand-out business, then WIN in BUSINESS provides the essential framework to thrust you to the front of the line. This book provides comprehensive, step-by-step guides to activate your vision, help you overcome the challenges along your journey, and squeeze the most out of your vast potential. But this is not just any book on business success. Peter Irvine uncovers age-old secrets to living a fulfilling life through great relationships, a generous attitude and healthy mindsets. Through practical examples from his own life, the author serves up some delicious dollops of vision, determination and inspiration. Above all, this book has the potential to profoundly change the course of your life and your business. If you want to steer your business to extraordinary levels, this book is for you!

Strategies to grow your retail business

December 08 / January 09 2008

Simple retail strategies for instant results

November 2008

The five principles of retail achievement

October 2008

A disease called discounting

September 2008

Sacking your worst customers

August 2008

Make your Retail Business Boom

July 2008

Marketing Tactics of Great Retailers

June 2008

Retail sales tips that work

May 2008

There is no such thing as failure

April 2008

Giving the chop to poor sales techniques

March 2008

Delighting the customer

February 2008

Dashing through the Stock

December/January 2008

Right people in the right places

November 2007

Build a database; build a business

October 2007

Treat Recruitment Like Marketing

September 2007

Just Have a Go

August 2007

Enthusiasm that Sells

July 2007

When The Boss Isn't There

June 2007

The Key Is To Own Your Local Area

May 2007

Leveraging Off Others

April 2007

Rebuild for the Season

February 2007

Master the Stress Test

December, 2006 & January 2007

Keeping the Cash Flowing

November, 2006

Keeping Your Business On It's Toes

October, 2006

The Addiction to Discounting

September, 2006

Negotiating the Best Deals with Suppliers

August, 2006

You Reap What Your Pay

July, 2006

Building a Killer Category Business

June, 2006


Get a Better Deal from Your Suppliers

September, 2006

Cash Flow is King

July, 2006

Multiple Strategies to Grow Your Business

September, 2006

Cash is King

September, 2006

Negotiating the Best Deals with Suppliers

September, 2006

How to Build a Top Sales Team

December, 2006

Powerful Strategies to Grow Your Business

September, 2006

Master the Stress Test

December, 2007

Treat Your Business Like The Ballet!

March, 2007

Lead Generation - Are You Creating Enough Heat?

September, 2006

How to Build a Killer Category Retail Business

June, 2006

Where You Can Stick Your Advertising Budget

June, 2006

Discounting and Killer Categories

February-March 2007


The Addiction to Discounting

September 2007



Setting the Vision & Taking a Positive Approach Volume 3, Issue 20

Should I Franchise My Business & 5 Tips for Marketing your Business in a downturn.

Volume 4, Issue 1

Setting the Vision & Taking a Positive Approach

Volume 3, Issue 20

KISS and Don't Stop & The Story of the Hot Dog Man

Volume 3, Issue 19

I'm a nice Customer & Marketing Hit or Miss

Volume 3, Issue 18

Blind Spots that Block Growth

Volume 3, Issue 17

Build a platform for long-term success

Volume 3, Issue 16

Most of us aim too low

Volume 3, Issue 15

The Customer is Always Right!

Volume 3, Issue 14

Our “Top Tips” for business success

Volume 3, Issue 13


Volume 3, Issue 12

Make Your Business Really Fly

Volume 3, Issue 11

Don’t Abdicate Your Responsibility

Volume 3, Issue 10

The Heart and Soul of an Organisation

Volume 3, Issue 9

What Makes a Great Team?

Volume 3, Issue 8

Be Passionate - Be Successful!

Volume 3, Issue 7

Top Sales Tips That Work

Volume 3, Issue 6

My Big Stuff Up!

Volume 3, Issue 5

If You've Got Their Names..... Use Them

Volume 3, Issue 4

How to Make Sales without Selling

Volume 3, Issue 3

Learn how to build a $565 million business

Volume 3, Issue 2

Life Marketing, Test and Measure Your Recruits

Volume 3, Issue 1

Relax, Reflect and Reveal!

Volume 2, Issue 25

7 Tips to Getting More Out of Your People

Volume 2, Issue 24

Collect Names

Volume 2, Issue 23

The Only Thing We Fear, Is Fear Itself

Volume 2, Issue 22

The Silent Death

Volume 2, Issue 21

Define Your Uniqueness

Volume 2, Issue 20

Want to Keep Competitive

Volume 2, Issue 19

Build a Powerful Team

Volume 2, Issue 18

Have a 'can do' Attitude

Volume 2, Issue 17

Biggest Mistakes in Marketing

Volume 2, Issue 16

Own Your Local Area

Volume 2, Issue 15

Flat Salaries Breed Flat Performances

Volume 2, Issue 14

What are the characteristics of a successful sales team?

Volume 2, Issue 13

How to Find Your Best and Most Profitable Customers

Volume 2, Issue 12

Power of Positive Positioning

Volume 2, Issue 11

Franchising - A Powerful Tool

Volume 2, Issue 10

Winners and Losers

Volume 2, Issue 9

The Starting Point: Delighting the Customer

Volume 2, Issue 8

Build the Foundations

Volume 2, Issue 7

The Principle of Multiple Touches

Volume 2, Issue 6

The First 90 Days

Volume 2, Issue 5

Sign Them Up and Keep Them For Life

Volume 2, Issue 3

The Pillars of Business Success

Volume 2, Issue 3

People Power

Volume 2, Issue 2

Evaluate Your Goals to Make 2007 Your Most Successful Victory Yet

Volume 2, Issue 1

Who are you kidding, you're not the Messiah...

Volume 1, Issue 13

Definitions of Salespeople - They Make The World Go Round

Volume 1, Issue 12

The Arguments For and Against Growth

Volume 1, Issue 11

The Power of Clarity

Volume 1, Issue 10

Want to be happy - Do your passion!

Volume 1, Issue 9

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