Selling success: sales skills essential for economy

Academia can no longer afford to ignore the sales function - if there are no sales, there's no growth, writes Gareth Naughton.

14th September, 2013
David Walsh, chief executive, Netwatch: 'The only way to survive in business is sales.'

We are repeatedly told that exporting will be key to restoring the Irish economy, but without the requisite sales skills we risk falling behind the curve when overseas sales begin to lift.

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs released its annual report earlier this year, and it identified a lack of formal training in international selling as a stumbling block for Irish business.

The group recommended the inclusion of an international sales module on...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago