The Story of Selling - Shelley's Story

story-of-selling Sep 01, 2020

Although we have already wrapped up our popular Story of Selling in August month, with the focus being on the incredibly powerful stories of some of the world’s most inspirational women in the sales profession, my team persuaded me to share my story with you too, and I am excited to not only create this extra Story of Selling addition to the series but to also be able to share my personal journey.

I think often we view our journey as ‘just my life’ and don’t really realise the value and inspiration that it may serve to others, and when my team suggested that I share my journey as well, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to but on the off chance that this will be of some encouragement or interest to you, here goes…

I was born and raised in Port Elizabeth and I am fortunate to come from a long line of entrepreneurs. One of my earliest memories was of helping my grandfather in his shop, which I continued to do until I left high school – talk about...

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A Modern Day Inspiration - Anneke Seley

A modern-day female sales inspiration and the one that my team felt was a fitting close to this series has to be without a doubt the CEO and Founder of Reality Works, Anneke Seley – as her ideas and drive are ones that inspire me daily, being in the business of sales myself.

Reality Works is one of the foremost sales strategies and implementation consultancies, and Anneke has co-authored a number of books including the highly popular Sales 2.0: Improve Business Results Using Innovative Sales Practices and Technology.

The early days at Oracle

Anneke graduated from Stanford University in the early 1980s with a degree in Human Biology and fully intended to follow a career in public health when her career path was diverted by Larry Ellison, who offered her a position as the 12th employee of the now multibillion-dollar global computer technology corporation, Oracle.

During her time at Oracle, Anneke designed and pioneered Oracle Inside, the company's extraordinary internal sales...

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