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  • The Leadership Challenge: Why Sales Management Fails

    Bill Bartlett, Owner & CEO, Corporate Strategies & Solutions, Inc. A Sandler Training Center

    This session is for business owners, presidents, entrepreneurs and other sales executives facing business obstacles when it comes to selling, managing a team and growing their business. MORE >

    Participants will learn how to:
    • Gain the upper hand during sales calls and prevent unpaid consulting
    • Roll out simple behavior modification that lead them to quota achievement
    • Build proactive prospecting plans to fill pipelines and drive new business
    • Shorten sales cycles by avoiding time wasters and unqualified prospects
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  • Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

    Jeff Davis, Sales and Marketing Alignment Expert, The Sales and Marketing Alignment Summit

    Aberdeen Group estimates that companies with poor sales and marketing alignment experience an annual 4% revenue decline. In today's B2B business environment sales and marketing can no longer operate in silos. We must find a way to create "Togetherness" and use the collective knowledge of each team to win. MORE >

    The goal of this presentation is to achieve making CEOs and other customer-facing executives think differently about how sales and marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This presentation focuses on using evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

    The key objectives of the presentation are to:

    * Establish an understanding of the detrimental effects that occur by not aligning sales and marketing
    * Explore the key reasons why this relationship continues to be a challenge for most organizations
    * Examine strategies and tactics to promote cohesiveness between these two functions that will lead to improvements in achieving revenue targets.

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  • Setting The Tone

    Joshua Reed, Founder, Tier One Consulting LLC

    Creating the right culture for your team to thrive in leads to uncharted territories of success. We will cover everything from tonality, providing feedback, and leading with a servant mentality to unlock your teams full potential. The happier your employees are, the better the results will be.

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  • Games Prospects and Buyers Play

    Bryan McDonald, Partner/Owner, onPurpose Growth

    Old ways don't open new doors. We hear two things consistently these days: everybody sells or everybody is in sales. Nobody wants be sold. The question we ask ourselves is how do these two things coexist? The traditional way of selling leaves your prospects wanting something different and you, wanting more prospects! In The Games Buyers & Prospects Play session, we will have a roundtable discussion that includes the underlying psychology driving your buyer's and prospect's behavior. MORE >

    We will present how the elite sales professionals and entrepreneurs, across industries, change the rules of the game and thus change the behaviors to improve the outcomes of their sales efforts.

    If you struggle with:

    ✦Having prospects that you thought sounded positive but never respond to follow up
    ✦Prospects that meet with you regularly and never pay for your service aka free advice
    ✦If you have ever said “I wish I just have smarter clients”
    ✦Frankly, if you are just tired of doing the same old tactics that never feel right nor, get you where you want to be, The Games Buyers & Prospects Play may just open the door to new possibilities for you.

    Join us and we will discuss a way to change your results!

    You will walk away with:

    ✦Understanding the commonly accepted selling steps
    ✦Learn about what is driving your prospects/buyers reactions
    ✦Discover the inherent conflict between the 2 above, that stops/slows down your sales
    ✦Be introduced to some key concepts that break the old model

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  • No Pressure Prospecting: Winning Tactics to Triple Your Profits

    Bill Bartlett, Owner & CEO, Corporate Strategies & Solutions, Inc. A Sandler Training Center

    In this session, you’ll learn the proper systems and behaviors to identify, qualify, and develop new business opportunities. You’ll develop a stress-free strategy for new business development that you can immediately implement in your next sales call. MORE >

    If you're like most salespeople, you may be:
    - Stressed out over prospecting and avoiding cold and warm calls
    - Concerned about new business numbers and constantly feeding the funnel
    Worried about a revenue plateau or shrinking market share

    Participants will learn:
    - Effective sales prospecting tactics: 7 lanes to a wider pipeline
    - How to engage prospects (gatekeepers and decision makers) in a natural and meaningful way
    - A structure for a no-pressure prospecting call that sets more appointments
    - How to leave voicemails that will get a call back

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  • The Art of Delegation and Getting Results through Others

    Bryan Krup, Senior Organizational Health Consultant, sr4 Partners

    Delegating effectively is one of the most critical skills a people leader needs to learn. Getting proper buy-in, providing a sense of ownership, and maintaining follow through are all necessary components of delegating effectively, but there is a lot more to it than that. In this interactive leadership training, we will provide a useful model for effective delegation, explore what inhibits and enables others, and learn how delegation can truly empower your team members. MORE >

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Own Business

    Daleele Alison, CEO, RooksDM

    Leaving the security of a full-time job to start your own business can be overwhelming, exhausting, and down-right scary. The good news is... it doesn’t have to be. Join us to learn from someone who has been in your shoes before and has successfully made the transition to becoming a full-time small business owner. MORE >

    Daleele Alison, founder of RooksDM a technology consulting group, will share all the ups and downs of his journey -- including where to start, where he got stuck, and how to start seeing success. During this presentation you will walk away with an ultimate guide to starting your own business.
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  • The Attraction Principle: How to Shift from Working to Get Clients to Attracting Them Effortlessly

    Tom Kelly, Business Coach, Potential In Motion

    If you are looking to dramatically increase your sales, make more money with less effort, and build a sales system that produces predictable results, then this presentation is for you! In this presentation, Master Certified Business Coach Tom Kelly covers the 5 shifts that you need to make in how you approach your business so that you can attract what you want, as opposed to chasing it. MORE >

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  • E-Commerce Success – Beyond The Technology!

    Tim Campbell, CEO, VaporBeast.com

    There are literally millions of websites and e-commerce companies that flood the web. Most fail, however some have enormous success. Find out how Tim Campbell, partners, and team built VaporBeast.com to be one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the United States in less than five years. MORE >

    Tim Campbell is the Founder and CEO of VaporBeast.com. He started the company with a single product he invented, and today his company develops and distributes over 2,500 items in the dynamically growing e-cigarette industry. Find out how Tim and team built a leading brand that now ships over 15,000+ items a day to consumers and brick and mortar retailers throughout the United States.

    As much as technology, SEO, and a robust web platform have contributed...Tim attributes his company's success to other factors such as integrity, service, culture, passion and market timing! This is an inspirational story that shows that the American Dream is still alive and well!

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  • How to Find Your WOW, NOW

    Ben Dooley, Master Certified Coach (MCC), BeDo Coaching

    Let's be honest. What you offer--your product and service is likely not new. Not only that, but there are others out there who offer the same thing. Don't believe me? A one minute Google search will clear that up quickly. MORE >

    So how do you stand out in the crowd? What is it that makes your company, product and service unique? What makes your marketing attractive and successful? How do you make work easy and productive? Imagine if you could truly tap into your business's WOW. What would be possible then?

    Would you believe it all comes down to only FIVE words that will make an amazing difference?

    And I'm not kidding when I say these words will change your life!
    * Identify your team branding.
    * Establish an aligned team all working in the same mode and direction.
    * Access the power to overcome when your team feels stuck, overwhelmed and unmotivated.
    * Have an Affirmation that WORKS!
    * Leverage your five words to increase your customer relationship and experience.
    * Create deep and unshakable confidence in your team, your organization.

    This interactive workshop/presentation explores how to CREATE CONFIDENCE, DISCOVER IRREFUTABLE PROOF OF YOUR AWESOMENESS, and it reveals the 5 words that will completely EXPLODE your business!
    Perfect for large and small groups.

    This workshop can also be modified to focus on personal life development and success with equal awesomeness.

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