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The Successful Pitch with John Livesay

The Successful Pitch interviews successful thought leaders and entrepreneurs who share their stories so you can have a road map to success. Join your host John Livesay, sales keynote speaker, sales expert and author as he provides insights on how to make your pitch compelling, clear and concise. You can download the Free sneak peek of his book "Better Selling Through Storytelling at http://www.johnlivesay.com.
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May 18, 2022

How hard can it be to monetize your startup business? John Livesay sits with Arnaud Henneville-Wedholm, an entrepreneur, optimist, and author of How Hard Can It Be? The journey is full of peaks and valleys. It's never just a straight line towards success. The key is to start small. Validate your assumptions by throwing your ideas into the market. Don’t forget to get honest feedback. The most important thing? Believe that you can. Need more tips on how to make your startup business a success? Tune in!

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May 16, 2022

"Winning is better" has got to be the slogan of many companies and businesses. The question is, how do you start winning? We tackle this question and more as John Livesay and Bob Wiesner of The Artemis Partnership grapple with the mechanics of persuasion. We take a deep dive into Bob’s book, Winning Is Better, to look at building trust, leveraging the non-technical aspects, and positioning yourself for success. Tune in to learn more from the masters in pitching.

 

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May 11, 2022

Personal development can affect, boost, and evolve your success to any aspect of your life. It is something one should focus on because you can have the opportunity to make a difference. When he was young, Samuel Adeyinka wanted to be a physician but realized that he could do other things related to medicine. That led him to pursue a career in medical sales. He experienced a lot of setbacks and challenges, which enabled him to give importance to personal development. Now, Samuel started his podcast to let people hear and have more information about the medical sales industry. Join him in this episode as he shares more about his inspiring journey to success.

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May 6, 2022

Are you afraid to be replaceable? Don’t be. John Livesay sits down with Michael Van de Ven, the National Sales Director for Vision Care at Bausch + Lomb Canada. Michael shares that being replaceable means, you’re a good leader and manager. Why? Because you succeeded in honing top talent that can take your role. When that happens, you’re ready for a promotion! Join in the conversation to discover valuable wisdom on passionate leadership.

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May 4, 2022

The success secrets for career and life are more straightforward than you think. John Livesay sits with Chip Helm, a #1 National Bestselling Author & Speaker. Chip talks about how it all comes down to treating people right. When you do what you said when you said you would, money will come. Join in the conversation to discover more success secrets you’ll need. Remember, mentors don’t find you. You find mentors. So don’t miss out on this episode!

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Apr 27, 2022

Developing your ability to influence people is crucial to success and happiness. Your business needs to have a solid foundation, and you also have to know how to widen your network. Join John Livesay as he talks with Brian Ahearn on the science behind the influence process. Brian is a dynamic international keynote speaker, author, coach, and consultant. He specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations. Tune in to discover how to recognize powerful opportunities and influence people!

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Apr 25, 2022

Public speaking isn't easy. Sometimes, to maximize success, you need a people whisperer like today’s guest on your side. In this episode, John Livesay and Ken Sterling, Executive Vice President of BigSpeak dive deep into what you need to succeed in the public speaking space. Ken talks about being authentic, reacting to feedback, accountability, and choosing the right speaker for the job. Tune in for more great insights and learn from one of the best in the business.

 

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Apr 20, 2022

Chris Westfall is a sought-after speaker, consultant and author who has helped hundreds of clients achieve transformational results. Chris knows that there is an easier way to make things work for you. This is what John Livesay and Chris get into as they look into how you can transform your business. Chris looks at leadership, storytelling and connecting with people as ways of transforming your business. Tune in and learn more from Chris as he delves into storytelling and sales.

 

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Apr 12, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it would take to become an Olympic athlete? A member of the original Jamaican Bobsled Team, Cool Runnings, Devon Harris achieved his grand dream when he became a three-time Winter Olympian. Devon joins John Livesay as he taps in with the same energy, determination, and skill that enabled him to bobsled with the best in the world. Following his Olympic crash, Devon recalls how it was not all rainbows and butterflies for him and shares how he managed to emerge victorious from his misfortunes. As one of today’s sought after international motivational keynote speakers, Devon continues to inspire audiences to face adversities and get over life's failures. Listen in as Devon sparks audiences of all ages to dream big and take their “game” to the next level.

 

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Apr 6, 2022

How do you execute purpose-driven leadership? Today, organizations everywhere are struggling and looking for ways to thrive. When you’ve lost motivation, how do you spark the hope and light within you so you can continue making a difference? Learn about the power of playing offense with Paul Epstein. Paul became the go-to fixer for NBA teams, NFL franchises, and league executive offices because he mastered the come-from-behind win. He recognizes that victory comes from the inside. In this episode, he dives into his book The Power of Playing Offense and how you could use this to develop your leadership skills fully. Tune in to this episode to listen to his deep insights on leading with purpose and how to win big.

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Apr 4, 2022

Retirement doesn’t have to put an end to you living out your purpose and passion. Here to talk about how you can energetically dive into life post-retirement is Michael Clinton with his book, ROAR Into the Second Half of Your Life (Before It’s Too Late). Michael is the special media advisor to the Hearst Corporation’s CEO. He is also an author and a photographer. He’s traveled to 124 countries, ran marathons on seven continents, and started a non-profit organization. And that’s just scratching the surface. In this episode, Michael joins John Livesay to advise his peers going through mid-life that you can pivot and do more after retirement. It’s just another layer to your cake. Tune in to learn more about Michael’s optimistic and proactive view on retirement and embracing the third act of life.

 

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Mar 23, 2022

What makes a successful organization great? What does every organization need to bring their labors to fruition? In this episode, we hear the answers to these questions as John Livesay interviews the CEO of Redmond Growth Initiatives, Tim Redmond. Tim discusses the values and culture necessary for organizational success and why respect is given, not earned. Tune in and learn more from this powerful discussion.

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Mar 16, 2022

Mark Twain once said, “You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” The same applies to the world of business. If you don’t have an imagination, then your venture will be in for rough sailing. In this episode, John Livesay speaks with Christopher Kies, Executive Sponsor at Blue Sky Consulting. Christopher thinks of Blue Sky as the place where imagination meets business, and that is exactly what he focuses on, helping others tap their imagination to succeed. Be inspired to unleash your imagination by tuning in to Christopher and John.

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Mar 14, 2022

Storytelling is a universal way of getting others to understand us. If you want to take advantage of this for your business, then you want to create a narrative gym to practice in. John Livesay discusses marketing and crafting narratives with advertising expert Park Howell. Park is a veteran in the advertising game with over three decades of experience, and he's prepared to show you the ropes. Learn how storytelling helps you grab attention and keep it and use it for business success. Everyone has a story and now is the time to use it.

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Mar 9, 2022

Mindfulness is not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about marketing. Zen and being one with nature is the opposite of the high-stress environment of marketing. But, Lisa Nirell makes it work! She is the mindful marketer and she's here with your host John Livesay on how to practice mindfulness. Lisa is the founder and CMO of EnregizeGrowth LLC and is also the author of The Mindful Marketer. Join in as Lisa shares the secrets to innovative marketing, why she is the CMO whisperer, and more. Go out, practice mindfulness, and make friends with nature.

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Feb 23, 2022

Do you want to speak like a leader? There are two key things you need to remember. One, make sure you're giving some context as to where you're coming from. Two, be aware of the tone of your voice. John Livesay's guest today is John Bates, the CEO and Founder of Executive Speaking Success. John is an in-demand executive coach and is one of the most prolific TED-format coaches in the world. And he's here to help you out so you can communicate with confidence and credibility. So tune in to discover the science behind communication and how to use it to enhance your leadership skills. You wouldn't want to miss this episode! 

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Feb 21, 2022

Anything can change in a blink of an eye. We cannot dictate what we want to happen in this uncertain world. Join your host John Livesay as he sits down for a conversation with Gail Davis on developing resilience during tough times. Gail has decades of experience in corporate marketing and event management. In this episode, she dives deep into how the pandemic brought changes globally, especially in her business which involves in-person events. She experienced letting go of employees to survive. It was definitely hard, but she believes that the pandemic opened up other opportunities for events in a virtual way. People had to adapt to using the current technologies to help them move forward with their businesses, which paved the way for innovation.

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Feb 15, 2022

Do you know what your competitive edge is? It’s what sets you apart from your competitors and attracts customers. In this episode, Jose Palomino, CEO of Value Prop Interactive and expert in value proposition, defines what competitive edge and how you can determine what it is for your business! He gives tips on making the most of your operational advantages and turning them into customer magnets. Want to learn more? Jose also discusses The Competitive Edge Program, which walks people through designing, deploying, driving, and getting those incremental wins that set you apart—in less than 12 months. Find out more about Value Prop’s powerful new program and how it can help you win more business!

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Feb 11, 2022

The road to entrepreneurship isn't always a one-way path. For example, today's guest considers themselves an accidental entrepreneur. Alec Melman is the CEO and co-founder of Gotham Artists. In this episode, he chats with host John Livesay about how he went from journalism to law school and now manages his own business using all his accumulated skills. Plus, Alec discusses what makes Gotham Artists stand out from other speaker agencies and why forging relationships is valuable. Stay tuned for a fun conversation on entrepreneurship and how it's not too late for you to make it too!

 

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Feb 9, 2022

What do we usually do when we feel tired? We may feel like we don’t have enough energy to continue on our daily activities, and that’s the time we know that we need rest! How important is sleep? In this episode, Dr. Michael Breus shares his expertise on sleep medicine and how we can actually maximize and energize our bodies. Dr. Michael shares some of the techniques and methods on where we can get and replenish energy aside from sleeping, and that is through intermittent fasting, diet, exercise, or movement schedule. Not every person is the same. So Dr. Michael shares the different chronotypes of people to identify the correct fasting for you. Listen and be energized!

 

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Feb 2, 2022

First impressions last long, and the first impression usually comes from your resume when it comes to finding the right job. In today’s episode, John Livesay is joined by Daniel Usera, an Executive Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University and a Corporate Trainer and Communication Coach. Daniel is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer and has helped over 500 job seekers find employment by improving their resume, interviewing, and networking skills. He shares the key to building the right resume for getting the right job. Plus, Daniel explains how to improve your LinkedIn page and network successfully. Get more insight on how to land the job of your dreams and build the right connections by tuning in to this conversation!

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Jan 24, 2022

Providing the best value for your business clients starts with knowing what they need. If you are like Francisco Rodriguez, who made it his mission to build the largest speaking bureau in Latin America, then it means being ready to communicate with your customer and fill their specific need. In this episode, John Livesay interviews Francisco on how he built one of the most successful businesses in South America. Learn how Francisco pivoted his old company to form Smart Speakers, and what he’s learned that helped him grow and scale his company. Tune in for more great business stories as John Livesay hears more success stories.

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Jan 19, 2022

With the trials and problems you face every day, do you blame other people or specific circumstances? It’s time to own it. John Livesay sits down for a conversation with Robert Hunt about the importance of accountability. Robert is the business owner and forum leader of Renaissance Executive Forums Dallas. He has been a marketing and sales leader most of his career, but in 2013 he decided to transition my focus to leading business owners and CEOs in monthly peer-to-peer advisory groups. He helps leaders remove obstacles that keep them from being their best. He believes that it’s his purpose in life, and God has wired him to pursue this passion. In this episode, he shares valuable insights on handling stress and pressure as well as the importance of accountability in business and leadership.

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Jan 10, 2022

The best leaders often do not see themselves as above anyone. They recognize the things they don't know thus, striving to become even better not only for themselves but for others. If we could name the qualities that this point, it would be humility and being ambitious. Award-winning Professor of Healthcare Administration at Trinity University, Amer Kaissi, Ph.D. put the two together and came up with what he called Humbitious —which is also the title of his new book. In this episode, he joins John Livesay to shed light on these qualities and why he thinks they are important for leaders. He talks about the power of low ego, high drive leadership and being both compassionate and decisive, breaking down misconceptions in seeing kindness as a weakness. When leaders behave with both compassion and action, humility and ambition, good things happen. Let this conversation show you.

 

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