Overcoming objections is perhaps a salesperson’s biggest challenge when making a sale and the best way to do it is to make the deal a win for both parties. Doug Brown comprehensively discusses how this is done in his bestselling book, Win-Win Selling. In this conversation with John Livesay, Doug explains that storytelling, asking discovery questions, and doing follow-ups are immensely effective tools for win-win selling. If you're having difficulty in selling and closing the deal, then this episode is for you. Join in the conversation and come out confident and ready to master the art of win-win selling!
Everyone wants to be successful, but not everyone can be epic. Being epic means to being able to recognize opportunities and to act on them. John Livesay sits down and talks with veteran journalist and CEO Justin Breen as he talks about the impact his parents had on his life, what he learned from his years in journalism, and his formula for an epic business. Learn what you need to be epic!
Nothing ever gets better when you stop trying. Think about that the next time it gets hard to gain the motivation to keep going, when it feels as if giving up is the path of least resistance. Professional basketball player, keynote speaker and podcast host Dre Baldwin wants to spread this simple but powerful message to the world through his book, The Mirror of Motivation. Joining John Livesay on the show, Dre drums in the importance of listening to your inner voice as opposed to constantly comparing yourself to others, of doing the work as opposed to sitting down and waiting for free lunch. Be it in sports, business or any endeavor in life, these timeless principles will help you work on your game to get that win you’re going after. Listen in and be inspired to be mentally tough like Dre, all day.
Getting a standing ovation is a wonderful experience. It shows that you have done something amazing that people want to commend you for. CEO of House of O, Leanne Christie, often referred to as the million-dollar maker having steered and coached speakers throughout her career, knows exactly what it feels like to get a standing ovation. She chats with John Livesay and reveals the secrets to becoming an excellent speaker that can speak from a topic and be an expert on a topic. She believes that a speaker who gets a standing ovation is one that speaks from the heart and is of service to the audience.
The world tends only to see the wins and glorious moments in life. Many overlook the fact that behind all the success is the amount of work behind it, the blood, sweat, and tears shed leading towards that moment. In this episode, John Livesay is joined by the author of Raise Your Game, Alan Stein Jr. to share with us why we should not let outcomes determine our behavior and how the unseen hours we put in when no one's looking determines our success. Having worked with amazing athletes, including Kobe Bryant, he then tells us some of the lessons he learned from the basketball court to the business world, such as preparing to do sales, focusing on being great where we are, and the difference between motivation and discipline. At the end of the day, success is not about the outcome but the preparation put into it. Join Alan in this conversation to find great nuggets of wisdom that will have you rethink the way you see success.
What does it take to successfully grow your business? Charles Byrd, the CEO and Founder of PureJV, talks with John Livesay about internet marketing secrets and how his expertise in building relationships and connecting with people have helped him become an expert in his field. Charles highlights that the importance of knowing how to communicate is the stepping-stone to hitting your goal and swiftly making it through successfully. Get ready to take the first step into your own success as you learn the ropes on how Charles made it work in the business.
The future of commerce is online and mastering online marketplaces is something that anyone with anything to sell dreams about. We do live in fortuitous times because that wish of yours might just come true with Amazon Mastery, a new online course created by Shaahin Cheyene, the world’s #1 Amazon Accelerator. Sales has been Shaahin’s life and passion since his teenage years, when he became known as the “King of the Thrill Pill Cult” for dominating the rave scene in the 90s with his legal drug brand, Herbal Ecstacy. Shaahin founded his latest company, Accelerated Intelligence in 2009, which became one of the first sellers on Amazon. He has since developed an absolute mastery of all the tricks that it takes to dominate the site. Listen to his interview with John Livesay to learn the most important things you need to have if you want to succeed in the world’s biggest eCommerce platform.
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With so many things going on in the digital realm and society as a whole, it is easy to be distracted and lose focus. By mastering the art of storytelling, one can also learn the meaningful art of attention. John Livesay talks with Peter Lynch, Chief People Officer at Cardinal Group Companies, to share how to craft and deliver stories by asking the right questions and getting into engaging conversations. He explains how becoming vulnerable in storytelling is a sure path towards building trust and relationships with other people. Peter also delves into the power of stories in tapping into brain waves and inner energies, leading to huge game-changers in the business realm.