• Testimonials

    I hired Donald to come in and present to my sales team so that we could improve the overall results of the team. Within minutes, members of the team were enlightened and inspired. Since the experience level of the team members varies so much it is hard to find one resource to help all. However, Donald was the perfect resource to speak to such a group. He does a great job of identifying minor adjustments that even the most experienced members need to make. As a result our team is performing much better and I am pleased with our progress.The presentation, "Growing your Business" Donald [...]

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    Topics on Leadership, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing

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    When I do motivational speaking at events with younger audiences, I mention that they should never let someone’s perception of them become their reality. I reinforce the fact that it is up to them to control their future and make it what they want it to be. Regardless of what others may say they can or can’t do, I convince them that they are in control of their success and happiness. In the business world, things are quite different. Someone’s perception of you and your value can be extremely important. Since human resources are the most valuable assets in most companies, and payroll [...]

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    Demonstrating Potential Requires More Than Talent

    You not only have to prove that you have talent and abilities, but you also have to demonstrate you have the desire and fortitude to do what it takes to deliver your value. This becomes evident during the interview process.  I speak to job candidates all the time that are interviewing for jobs where they sincerely feel overqualified, but because they have been unexpectedly laid off, they are willing to take a lower level position for the time being.  They feel they will get the job and work until they find a better one.  The candidate will go on the interview and clearly articulate [...]

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    Control Your Meetings

    Sales leaders involved with complex sales quickly figure out that being able to obtain and conduct quality meetings has a huge impact on their success.  Sales is about building quality relationships, and you have to meet with prospects to build those relationships.  Depending on your industry, and your company’s brand recognition, quality meetings can be costly to obtain.  For companies without good brand recognition, the process can be very daunting. Figuring out who the “right” people are is one process, and then convincing them to meet with you in person is another process. [...]

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    Great Leadership is about Influence, not Authority!

    Become More Strategic Understand How to Influence Be Enthusiastic, Caring, & Pleasant Format: ​45-60 Keynote, or Breakout Session This program is perfect for: ​Every Professional that works with someone else Those that are leaders by title (i.e. Managers) Those that have yet to take on official leadership roles The audience will leave with: ​A true understanding of what Great leadership is, and what it isn't A better understanding of how great leadership positively impacts the business as a whole knowing how to maximize their influence ​Be careful when talking about [...]

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    Become the Invaluable Professional

    Managing Perceptions Influencing Others Career Development Format: ​45-60 Minute Breakout, Could be 2-4 hour workshop This program is perfect for: ​All employees with career advancement aspirations Business Owners who want more engaged employees Inspiring Leaders The audience will leave with: ​A strategic plan for becoming more successful in their career An understanding of how to become the irreplaceable employee An understanding of truly manage the perception of their value A better appreciation of what is important ​Conventional wisdom says, "if you develop a desirable[...]

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    Format: ​45-60 Minute Keynote, or Conference Break Out Session This program is perfect for: ​Sales Professionals Entrepreneurs Marketing Professionals Business Owners The audience will leave with: A better ability for identifying which prospects to target A better ability for navigating difficult sales processes A better ability for understanding why they are coming up short with their sales goals ​Don't be the organization, or professional that uses the "I just need to sell more" strategy. To be widely successful some adjustments may have to be made. The challenge is [...]

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