Tadpole Training

Tadpole Training

Tadpole Training locationEnfield, England

(23 Reviews)

Tadpole Training helps you sell more!

Most small business owners are amazing at what they do, but have never had any formal training in sales or marketing. If this sounds like you, then you may be experiencing some or all of these challenges:

You are not getting enough leads
The leads you do get, you struggle to convert them to sales
You are discounting too much and cannot justify your prices convincingly
You are experiencing 'feast and famine' where sometimes business is great, then sometimes you can't afford the basics!
Competitors who aren't as good as you seem to be thriving
You are starting to lose enthusiasm for your business because it's just so difficult to make it successful

I help small businesses by providing a range of options:

1. One to one business coaching, focusing on how to increase sales and conversions
2. Bespoke sales training for sales and customer service teams (based on your specific requirements)
3. Open workshops and courses in sales (including basic selling skills, LinkedIn for business, negotiation skills, upselling & cross-selling)
4. Elearning - a range of CPD approved bite-sized courses

I am also an author of a book: Small Business Sales Success - 50 Real life case studies to help you sell more.

I have won or been shortlisted for several awards including:

BESMA finalist (Sales Trainer of the Year) 2016 and 2017
APCTC finalist (trainer of the Year) 2015 and 2016
Enterprise Enfield Start up Business of the Year 2015
Featured Finalist in The Guardian, Start up Business of the year 2015

Tadpole Training Reviews

Tadpole Training Reviews


Review of Tadpole Training by Kay Dudman
5 18/12/2017 Kay Dudman

I've attended several training sessions run by Janet Efere of Tadpole Training, ranging from business coaching and advice, to sales techniques for small businesses, and a hands-on workshop on using a commercial CRM system.

In each case, Janet is professional in her approach, covering key areas, highlighting important aspects, and answering questions in a thorough and helpful way.

Handouts are provided as an aide memoire, and practical exercises are employed to help clients put in to practice what they have learned.

As Janet is a prize-winning sales trainer (Start Up Business of the Year 2015; finalist in Sales Trainer of the Year for the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management's national awards 2016) and a published author ("Small Business Sales Dilemmas: 50 real life case studies to help you sell more") you know you are getting advice from someone who has practical experience, and is a recognised expert in the field. If you run a small business, and you are uncertain about how to present the products and services you offer to prospective clients, Janet can advise and guide you about focusing on customer needs so that you are able to identify and meet customer requirements. Highly recommended.

Review of Tadpole Training by Julian Knopf
5 10/11/2017 Julian Knopf

I've been working with Janet on the 7 Steps to Sales magic course. It's a fantastic course with lots of elements to help you to both understand and take care of your business. It's labelled as a Sales course but it's much more. Janet takes the time to get to know you and your business and make all of the content and conversations relevant to you and your specific business needs. This is not a one shoe fits all approach. I think deep down Janet enjoys the challenge and getting to know you and help you. I can highly recommend it

Review of Tadpole Training by King Office Solutions
5 06/11/2017 King Office Solutions

Janet knowledge is Huge in the Sales Field.
She will give you Sales tools and tips for people who "don't do sales", Janet's help is invaluable.
She has created a fantastic Coaching & Sales Course.
Her delivery is excellent; she is friendly, understanding and supportive.
Also, read her book called Small Business Sales Dilemmas.

I would highly recommend working with Janet.

Review of Tadpole Training by Tanya Kuhrt
5 20/10/2017 Tanya Kuhrt

Janet is such a great help with sales training. She breaks it down into step by step processes so that it all suddenly falls into place. Thank you Janet!

Review of Tadpole Training by Maro Iordanou
5 12/10/2017 Maro Iordanou

What can I say!! Janet is absolutely fantastic at bringing the best out of people and making them feel confident. She's bubbly, she's engaging and she delivers a brilliant '7 Steps to Sales Magic' course. Would have no hesitation in recommending Janet

Review of Tadpole Training by Frances Bentley
5 Frances Bentley

Amazing woman to work with. Want to improve your sales then you must contact Janet. Frances Bentley

Review of Tadpole Training by Tanya Kuhrt
5 Tanya Kuhrt

Today I attended Janet's 7 Steps to Sales Magic seminar in Enfield. Wow. Seriously useful stuff! Now to put it into action! Thanks!!

Review of Tadpole Training by Pazbi Zavatzki
5 Pazbi Zavatzki

Janet is a very knowledgeable person with excellent teaching and coaching skills. If you want to learn how to make more money spend some time with her.

Review of Tadpole Training by Henrietta Bennett
5 Henrietta Bennett

Tadpole Training enabled me to remove the fear/worrying out of selling my business to customers. I also gained the confident to talk to customers about my business. Janet training helps you to learn the most important lesson in business that (If you fail to plan, you plan to fail).

Review of Tadpole Training by Sophia Charalambous
5 Sophia Charalambous

Fantastic and interesting training.
I attended a one day "how to sell - even if you hate selling" course and it was very informative. I left feeling full of ideas and able increase sales for my business.

Review of Tadpole Training by Antoinette Olaide Sarumi
5 Antoinette Olaide Sarumi

Brilliant sales course highlighting the things I needed to work on, and improve my income. Currently having business coaching with Janet, the sessions are really helping me focus, and put things in place to move my business forward. Janet is extremely knowledgeable, and full of brilliant ideas! Highly recommend!!

Review of Tadpole Training by Anita Busby
5 Anita Busby

Had a great training session with Janet on Planning for Sales success . It helped me to focus on the areas of my business which needs attention. Fully recommend .

Review of Tadpole Training by Zoe King
5 Zoe King

Janet knowledge is Huge in the Sales Field.
She will give you Sales tools and tips for people who "don't do sales", Janet's help is invaluable.
She has created a fantastic Coaching & Sales Course.
Her delivery is excellent; she is friendly, understanding and supportive.

I would highly recommend working with Janet.

Review of Tadpole Training by Emma Carlitos
5 Emma Carlitos

Janet is patient and understanding and gave us sales skills that we could instantly put to use in our business. Even the possibility of making sales calls doesn't seem quite so daunting these days. If you are someone who loves their business but hates (or fears) the sales bit then her "sales for the terrified" is definitely the course for you and worth every penny.

Review of Tadpole Training by Jacqueline Ahwazian
5 Jacqueline Ahwazian

Even if you think you are a great sales person Janet will still have great tips and advice for you. I attended one of her LinkedIn classes and learned some new and valuable skills.

Review of Tadpole Training by Michelle Eshkeri
5 Michelle Eshkeri

Janet has a huge wealth of knowledge, tools and tips for people who "don't do sales". Of course, if you have a small business, you don't have a choice but to do sales and this is where Janet's help is invaluable.
The 2 day sales training course helped me to figure out where I could improve in the selling process, allowing me to convert more enquiries into paying customers. Thanks Tadpole Training :)

Review of Tadpole Training by Stephanie Buck
5 Stephanie Buck

As a start up the world of business planning can be a bit daunting - but Janet makes it less so! An amazing business and sales trainer, Janet provides practical business advice and spurs you on to take real action. Highly recommend her courses!

Review of Tadpole Training by Denise Chester
5 Denise Chester

Janet has created a fantastic sales course that I have spent the last two days attending. Her delivery is excellent; she is friendly, understanding and supportive; the course content was relevant, interesting, easy to understand and full of practical tools that can be implemented immediately.

Janet has the ability to deliver the right amount of info in the right amount of time; I didn't get bored or lose concentration and the interactive element of the course helps to keep you engaged throughout.

I would highly recommend working with Janet and I will absolutely be attending future courses that she runs. Thanks Janet!

Review of Tadpole Training by George Kounnas
5 George Kounnas

The sales techniques from tadpole training and Janet are fantastic and something anyone in sales really needs to know about. It has helped me in all aspects of sales. Pure genius with what they know and the knowledge they offer.

Review of Tadpole Training by Julian Knopf
5 Julian Knopf

Currently working with Janet on the 7 Steps to Sales magic course. It's a fantastic course with lots of elements to help you to both understand and take care of your business. It's labelled as a Sales course but it's much more. Janet takes the time to get to know you and your business and make all of the content and conversations relevant to you and your business. This is not a one shoe fits all approach. I think deep down Janet enjoys the challenge and getting to know you and help you. I can highly recommend it.

Review of Tadpole Training by Andrea Georgiou Krase
5 Andrea Georgiou Krase

Janet is fantastic at what she does. So knowledge and you learn so much to improve your business in the long term. Workshops are so reasonably priced too. Highly recommended

Review of Tadpole Training by Kay Dudman
5 Kay Dudman

I've attended several training sessions run by Janet Efere of Tadpole Training, ranging from business coaching and advice, to sales techniques for small businesses, and a hands-on workshop on using a commercial CRM system.

In each case, Janet is professional in her approach, covering key areas, highlighting important aspects, and answering questions in a thorough and helpful way.

Handouts are provided as an aide memoire, and practical exercises are employed to help clients put in to practice what they have learned.

As Janet is a prize-winning sales trainer (Start Up Business of the Year 2015; finalist in Sales Trainer of the Year for the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management's national awards 2016) and a published author ("Small Business Sales Dilemmas: 50 real life case studies to help you sell more") you know you are getting advice from someone who has practical experience, and is a recognised expert in the field. If you run a small business, and you are uncertain about how to present the products and services you offer to prospective clients, Janet can advise and guide you about focusing on customer needs so that you are able to identify and meet customer requirements. Highly recommended.

Review of Tadpole Training by Doris Law
5 Doris Law

I have been to one of Janets training mornings and bought the book. I've even read it!! The thing I learned from janet is that i'm under selling myself and have rethought. I have already decided to make sure that friends are not cheaper and charge the correct price now. Also going to change my media prices. Love Janet and what she says. BUY THE BOOK!!! You'll find something in there.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love helping people sell more!
So many people have a fear (or at least a nervousness) about selling, believing it is about forcing your opinion on someone else. In fact, the opposite is true - great selling is actually about HELPING people. It's about working out what their problems or goals are and helping them solve their problems or achieve their goals. What could be better?
The bit that gives me the real kick is when you are with a client and they experience that 'lighbulb' moment, where they realise that they actually can do a thing, or that a problem they have been struggling with suddenly vanishes. That sort of thing is priceless and that's what makes me get out of bed in the morning!

What inspired you to start your own business?

I was unemployable!
I worked with my husband for 17 years running a private college. That closed in 2012 when The Home Office took away licences from 500 private colleges because there were so many bogus colleges enrolling foreign students (not us by the way, but it was a political thing). I started to look for work and realised that I no longer fitted in corporate any more, so the obvious thing seemed to be to start out on my own.
I did 7 years with Xerox as well as 17 running the business development side of things at the college, so I knew I could sell. I had also taught for a big chunk of that 17 years so it seemed obvious - become a sales trainer.
Best decision I ever made.

Why should our clients choose you?

What makes me different from other sales trainers and business coaches is that I don't do fluff. Sales training must deliver results and that means money. It could be turnover, but I would prefer it to be profit! Here are some examples of what I have helped some of my clients achieve:
1. Barbara went from £5,000 revenue a month to £12,000 a month after dong 3 short courses with me over a period of 9 months.
2. Richard's company grew its turnover by 48% in six months (a difference of nearly half a million pounds) after strategic sales coaching
3. I did a survey at the end of 2017 and it showed that 75% of clients who worked with me had increased their turnover by at least 25% with a whole 50% saying that they had increased their turnover by more than 50%
Put simply, I don't use gimmicks, I don't use 'secret' systems, I just use simple proven techniques that I have learned in a lifetime of sales. I would invite you to have a chat if you want to find out more. If we are a fit for one another, great! If not, then I may be able to recommend someone else for you to work with. Here is a link to my diary - let's have a chat! https://calendly.com/jefere/20-minute-phone-call

Services provided by Tadpole Training

Tadpole Training Services

LinkedIn Training

I provide short courses and one to one coaching sessions on how to use LinkedIn. There are two types: 1. LinkedIn Profile Writing - 3 hours where I do it all with you and you walk out with a lovely complete profile 2. Building your Business with LinkedIn - 3 hours where I show you how I use LInkedIn as a sales tool. All my biggest (and best) customers have come from LinkedIn - it is a super sales tool if you know what to do!

One to One Sales Coaching

If you need dedicated support and an overhaul of your sales and marketing strategy, then one to one coaching might be for you. Call for a no-obligation, confidential chat about what you are trying to achieve and I will give you an overview of the various options. There are coaching packages for all budgets. Here is a link to my calendar: https://calendly.com/jefere/20-minute-phone-call

Sales Training for teams

I provide short courses and workshops on: 1. Basic sales skills 2. Converting more from inbound 3. Negotiation skills 4. Overcoming objections 5. Closing Techniques 6. Upselling and Cross-selling 7. Planning for Sales Success For a chat about your requirements, here is a link to my diary: https://calendly.com/jefere/20-minute-phone-call

E-Learning (CPD approved)

Tadpole Training offers a range of business courses designed to help you learn new skills as part of your Continual Professional Development (CPD) The list is being updated all the time, but currently includes: Stress Management Sales Skills LinkedIn Skills Twitter Skills Facebook Skills

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