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John Maggio Owner/Partner at Hawk Marketing Services

John Maggio Owner/Partner at Hawk Marketing Services

August 12, 2019

John Maggio and his sister Michelle are cofounders of Hawk Marketing and Networking in Annapolis. Hawk Marketing helps local businesses get more clients and gain dominance in their market. 

Networking In Annapolis helps local entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and network marketers win on a local level with passion. Hosting 12-15 local networking events per month, John and Michelle present free workshops to local entrepreneurs. Join the conversation on Facebook in the private group, "Networking in Annapolis".

Podcast Highlights

  • You have to stand out as a brand in this competitive landscape
  • Be a great referral source and people will refer you business
  • To succeed stay focused on the job ay hand  

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Steven Morris Founder at Catylator

Steven Morris Founder at Catylator

July 23, 2019

Steve Morris began as a mechanical engineer designing sailboats for high-performance teams in 1989. In 2005, as a certified Project Management Professional supporting the Navy, he led and managed engineering projects and learned the value of team collaboration and communication.

In 2015, he founded Catylator to enable and facilitate creativity for individuals and teams. Steven received his certification as a LEGO Serious Play facilitator in 2018, Steven helped teams in the creative ad technology space solve critical problems in their organization.

Podcast Highlights

  • As a leader, you have to provide psychological safety
  • Playing with Legos allows teams members to explore difficult issues with ease
  • Your team has the answers to difficult problems if you help them get there

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Bill Cates Referral Coach - Get More Clients

Bill Cates Referral Coach - Get More Clients

June 28, 2019

Bill Cates is an internationally recognized client-acquisition expert, author, and speaker who motivates others to take action with proven strategies.

A successful entrepreneur, Bill started and sold two book publishing companies. Turning his attention to help other businesses grow, Bill has written four best-selling books: Get More Referrals Now, Don’t Keep Me a Secret, Beyond Referrals and Radical Relevance.

 

Bill has delivered his business-growth message to over 300,000 professionals, small business owners, and salespeople across 5 continents; helping them increase revenue without increasing their
marketing budget.

Bill Cates’ client-acquisition system has been featured in such publications as Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Selling Power, the Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. And his own business success has been featured in Money Magazine.

Bill was inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame in 2010 (182 living members worldwide). So you can expect an engaging and interactive program with relevant, business-growth content, high energy, and a little bit of fun.

Podcast Highlights

  • Believe in your value
  • Look at the lifetime value of your clients and all the referrals they can facilitate 
  • Engaged clients give way more referrals than happy clients

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Shawn Finder

Shawn Finder

June 18, 2019

Shawn Finder has always been an entrepreneur at heart. At age 24, Shawn entered the entrepreneurial world after competing as one of Canada's top-ranked tennis players. He started out importing packaging from the Orient and selling to top retailers in North America.

However, knowing he always loved selling and list building, he founded ExchangeLeads in 2013 which helps his company build quality lists for outreaching new prospects. This was followed by his new venture Autoklose in 2017 that combines both sales engagement and list building all-in-one platform.

Podcast Highlights

  • It takes 6 - 8 touches to win a call with your prospect
  • 72% of emails are viewed on mobile phones so the first 3 words of your email subject better count
  • CEOs respond to email on weekends more than on weekdays

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Annette Walter CEO iEvolve Consulting on Exceptional Leadership

Annette Walter CEO iEvolve Consulting on Exceptional Leadership

May 16, 2019

Annette Walter is a trusted advisor and savvy company strategist who has built her career managing business operations and development, marketing, and financial analysis for both private and public companies.

Her dedication to providing excellence in everything she does started early in her career, when she was ranked in the top one percent in customer service nationally and as a top producer for SunTrust Mortgage. Prior to acquiring Timber, she was the Chief Operating Officer and co-founding partner of The Strata Group, a full-service residential real estate firm.

From its inception in 2007, Annette steered the company growth from a staff of 35 to 300, expanded to 17 locations, and quickly reached the $20 million mark. Ultimately, the company sold merging pieces five years later to Prudential Home Realty, which was later, acquired by Berkshire Hathaway.

Podcast Highlights

  • Always be relevant to your audience
  • Build a process then continually improve it
  • Always create value for your clients

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Colleen McKenna  on How Companies Increase Sales

Colleen McKenna on How Companies Increase Sales

May 13, 2019

Colleen is the Principal at Intero Advisory. Her job is to shake up the digital status quo. Her company helps clients connect the dots, and leverage LinkedIn to further their reach, increase their influence and engage with their current and potential customers/clients.

Colleen and her team have been training, coaching, writing profiles, developing strategic plans, writing content, managing advertising campaigns, and sourcing talent for companies of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their job is to make you awesomer.

#LinkedIn #salestraining #salesenablement #nolimitsselling

Podcast Highlights

  • Your profile should be written for your audience, not for your ego
  • Don't be shy to delete connections that are no longer your ideal clients
  • Don't pitch too early

 

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John McGrath, CEO at Advantage Engineers on building a strong company

John McGrath, CEO at Advantage Engineers on building a strong company

April 11, 2019

Mr. McGrath, Chief Executive Officer of the firm, has over 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry and has held senior positions in large national and international engineering and consulting firms. For the past 20 years, Mr. McGrath has been involved with the acquisition, development, and construction of wireless communications facilities and networks. He has managed the design and construction of hundreds of wireless communications sites in the Mid-Atlantic region and thousands throughout the United States. Mr. McGrath is familiar with building codes, zoning regulations, and construction materials and methods.

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Jim White, Leadship Workshop Facilitator on Neuroscience and Leadership

Jim White, Leadship Workshop Facilitator on Neuroscience and Leadership

March 23, 2019

Jim and I talk about neuroplasticity and the breakthroughs in neuroscience and how he incorporates them in his business of creating workshops and organizational events that support both personal growth and organizational transformation. 

Jim worked in 18 countries as a Peace Corps Volunteer, an organizational consultant, corporate trainer, and leadership workshop facilitator. 

Jim holds a master’s degree in “Transformational Leadership and Social Change” from Maryland University of Integrative Health, and consults regularly with the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Customs and Border Protection and the Department of State in Ghana, West Africa.

He's currently co authoring  “Life-Changing Workshops, a Guide to Designing, Leading and Facilitating Transformative Work.” and authoring “The Physics of Facilitation, the Art Craft and Science of  Moving Group and Team Energy to Excellence”. Both books are based on his “Transformation Facilitator Workshops Series” at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

Podcast Highlights

  • "I will" vs. "I want" in reaching our goals
  • What is Emotional Contagion?
  • Why you have that chatter in your head and what to do about it

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Dave Mattson, CEO at Sandler on Building a Kick-Ass Sales Team

Dave Mattson, CEO at Sandler on Building a Kick-Ass Sales Team

March 3, 2019

Sandler Training (@SandlerTraining) named Dave Mattson (@Dave_Mattson) its CEO in 2007. During his years as CEO, revenue from the company’s Global Accounts Division has increased by 53 percent, international revenue by more than 145 percent and total company revenue by 35 percent. Business remained stable through the recent recession and, in fact, experienced an increased profit margin.

Dave Mattson oversees the corporate direction and strategy for the company’s worldwide network of operations including sales, marketing, consulting, alliances and support. His key areas of focus are sales leadership, strategy and client satisfaction.

Under Mattson's leadership, the Sandler organization expanded domestically and internationally to over 250 offices in 32 countries around the world. He added numerous program offerings to Sandler’s training portfolio, including Enterprise Selling, Leadership, and Customer Service programs, along with Sandler Certification, the first measurable, skills-based sales certification in the industry.

Podcast Highlights

  • Always be authentic
  • Exceptional salespeople connect the what with the why
  • Meet your customers where they are

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#sales #salestraining

 

 

Ryan O’Neil on Re-imagining The Real Estate Industry

Ryan O’Neil on Re-imagining The Real Estate Industry

February 13, 2019

Ryan and I discuss what we could do differently to make new realtors successful faster. And strategies to reduce the number of realtors that quit the business because it was a lot harder than they thought.

Ryan O'Neil shares how he built a team that will do over $439M in real estate in 2018. Ryan knows his success is a result of building a great brand, a solid reputation, and a ton of goodwill with all of his agents and client base.

The youngest of five O’Neill siblings, Ryan grew up in New Prague, Minnesota and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame in 1997. As the founder and leader of The Minnesota Real Estate Team, Ryan began his real estate career in 2003 with an emphasis on investment property. Over the years, Ryan is honored to have worked with so many outstanding clients from around the entire Twin Cities area in all types of real estate transactions. And currently, as the Broker and Sales Manager for the team, Ryan enjoys working with team members to ensure each and every client has a positive and successful experience when working with The Minnesota Real Estate Team. Ryan is also half of the piano playing duo, “The O’Neill Brothers.” Ryan, his wife Kathy, and dog Pokey live in the Bloomington area.

Podcast Highlights

  • Realtors need to have passion if they want to last in this business
  • All successful realtors have a strong work ethic
  • Realtors need to be open to coaching, listening, and feedback 

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Vlad Kats, CEO Five Doors - Focus on Production

Vlad Kats, CEO Five Doors - Focus on Production

February 3, 2019

Vlad Kats is the CEO of Five Doors Network, the leading expansion team of the largest real estate company in the world, Keller Williams.

Five Doors Network's vision is to create, build, and protect generational wealth for families through real estate by leveraging superior talent, proven systems & models, and revolutionary technology.

Prior to joining Five Doors, Vlad had an extremely successful career at Keller Williams, starting as a top-producing agent and assumed the role of Team Leader (CEO) of the newly-launched Keller Williams Legacy in 2014. Under his leadership, the Legacy Market Center grew from 59 associates to over 400 in less than three years— becoming the fastest-growing real estate office in the nation and the number one real estate office by size, units, and volume in the Baltimore Metro Area.

Prior to his career in real estate, Mr. Kats was an economist for a major U.S. Government Agency, a small business owner and an adjunct professor of Management. He holds a degree in Economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland in College Park. Mr. Kats is also an active participant in programs designed by Landmark Worldwide.

Podcast Highlights

  • Focus on production
  • We are here to make a difference 
  • Embrace technology that augments realtor performance

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#realtor #podcast #NoLimitsSelling

Bob Lucido Built The #1 Real Estate Team In The Country

Bob Lucido Built The #1 Real Estate Team In The Country

December 5, 2018

Bob is an ambitious leader and professional as well as an expert in marketing and negotiating real estate to maximize profit for his buyers and sellers. Driven by a passion to help others and a strong moral compass, Bob holds a spotless real estate record that he attributes to the winning formula upon which he has built his career and his team: Integrity, Knowledge, Results. This formula has served him, his clients, and his team members well for over 40 years.

Bob has more than 200 Lucido team members across the country; recognized by REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal as the #1 real estate team in the country across all brokerages. In 2017 Bob's team sold over 2100 homes.

Podcast Highlights 

  • If you are not growing your dying so always be growing
  • Build a killer system then duplicate it
  • Your reputation and integrity defines you so guard it fiercely

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Ryan O’Neil - Build A Team That Does Over 1700+ Transactions/Yr

Ryan O’Neil - Build A Team That Does Over 1700+ Transactions/Yr

November 28, 2018

Ryan O'Neil shares how he built a team that will do over $439M in real estate in 2018. Ryan knows his success is a result of building a great brand, a solid reputation, and a ton of goodwill with all of his agents and client base.

 

The youngest of five O’Neill siblings, Ryan grew up in New Prague, Minnesota and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame in 1997. As the founder and leader of The Minnesota Real Estate Team, Ryan began his real estate career in 2003 with an emphasis on investment property. Over the years, Ryan is honored to have worked with so many outstanding clients from around the entire Twin Cities area in all types of real estate transactions. And currently, as the Broker and Sales Manager for the team, Ryan enjoys working with team members to ensure each and every client has a positive and successful experience when working with The Minnesota Real Estate Team. Ryan is also half of the piano playing duo, “The O’Neill Brothers.” Ryan, his wife Kathy, and dog Pokey live in the Bloomington area.

Podcast Highlights

  • Success is following your heart and what motivates you
  • Success in real estate is less about selling and more about adding value
  • Great leaders are open to hear other voices

Connect With Ryan

Follow Your Passion with Wayne Johnson

Follow Your Passion with Wayne Johnson

November 13, 2018

Wayne Johnson is the president at Lafayette Pictures. Wayne started out his entertainment career in 1999 as a screenwriter. Mr. Johnson is an optioned screenwriter who has written on assignment for Producers, Studios, and Actors. Mr. Johnson wrote an original DC Comics Warner Brothers Picture's Green Lantern script for Sunrise Entertainment.

Wayne Johnson continues to concentrate his creative energies into screenwriting and producing screenplays for development and production for the small and big screen.

Mr. Wayne Johnson started his Lafayette Pictures production company in 2006 after deciding to venture away from screenwriting and focusing more on the film and television production. Mr. Johnson has since been the Producer of several independent films and Assistant / Associate / Development producer on several major productions.

Podcast Highlights

  • Life is too short, do what you love
  • When you get stuck don't quit, pivot
  • Get ideas out of your head and make them a reality

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Brandon Bruce COO, Co-founder at Cirrus Insight

Brandon Bruce COO, Co-founder at Cirrus Insight

October 30, 2018

Brandon Bruce grew up in a tiny California town of 800 people where he only had one classmate at a school with no running water. He went from these humble beginnings to now co-founding and growing Cirrus Insight to $12 million in annual revenue, 65 employees, and #41 on the Inc. 500 list.


Cirrus Insight is the highest rated sales platform of all-time for perfectly connecting Gmail and Outlook with Salesforce. Since launching in 2011, it’s been a roller coaster of success and setbacks, and Brandon’s philosophy for operating Cirrus is similar to his love of competing in 500+ mile ultra-endurance races - you aren’t going to win at the start or in a sprint at the end. Success is a war of consistency and persistence, and he has always enjoyed that.

Brandon has grown Cirrus as a lightly-funded distributed company via scrappy tactics in the same industry as billion-dollar software companies and competitors with tens of millions in funding. Today, Cirrus is in the middle of their biggest challenge yet - pivoting for the first time in seven years after losing their primary marketing channel as the #1 app on the Salesforce AppExchange.

Podcast Highlights

  • Hire employees who want to be founders. They bring passion to the job
  • Crowdsource new ideas from your clients that way become more relevant 
  • Hire generalists because they can wear many hats

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Joel Harrison Musician and Composer

Joel Harrison Musician and Composer

October 26, 2018

Joel Harrison is one of the first artists to have bridged the worlds of jazz, classical, Americana, and traditions from India and Africa. Born in Washington D.C. the guitarist, composer, arranger, lyricist, vocalist, and songwriter began his search for new sounds in the early 1980’s with stints in Boston and the Bay Area.

Named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010, Joel has long been recognized as a risk taker, someone who never stands still. Harrison is a two-time winner of the Jazz Composer’s Alliance Composition Competition and has received support and awards from Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer, the Flagler Cary Trust, NYSCA, New Music USA, and the Jerome Foundation.  He has released 17 CDs since 1995 as a leader and has appeared high up on the “Rising Star” Downbeat Magazine poll for many years.

Podcast Highlights

  • Being authentic gives you access to your most powerful self
  • Always be learning, that's how you get better
  • Get a mentor it's that fastest way to improve your craft

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Harry Florio, AVP HR at SECU Credit Union

Harry Florio, AVP HR at SECU Credit Union

October 15, 2018

Harry Florio is the AVP of Human Resources at SECU Credit Union. His passion is to help his organization build a strong culture that allows employees to reach their potential.

Harry has been a human resources practitioner for over 20 years supporting financial services companies with strategies around talent acquisition, talent management, and talent development. Shortly after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Mr. Florio began focusing on talent development by serving as a technical subject matter expert training employees on new operational workflow systems and then fully transitioning to corporate learning and overall organizational development focusing on soft-skill training, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plan overviews, continuous process improvement and career coaching.

Podcast Highlights

  • Conflict should be embraced because if done right it helps the team evolve 
  • It's HR's job to get employees to go for greatness
  • Great leaders build an emotional connection with their charges

Connect With Harry

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Chris Mechanic, CEO and Co-Founder at WebMechanix

Chris Mechanic, CEO and Co-Founder at WebMechanix

October 4, 2018

Chris Mechanic is the CEO and Co-Founder at @WebMechanix. Chris was recently selected as a finalist by Ernst & Young for their Entrepreneur of the Year award. Chris and his partner (Arsham Mirshah) started WebMechanix in the basement of the family home in 2009. They have grown Webmechanix into a prominent digital agency in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Highlights from the podcast:

  • Add a zero to your price. People will pay more than you think.
  • Serve people instead of selling to them. 
  • Making guarantees, When you take a risk the rewards are huge
  • Focus on what distinguishes you from others.
  • Speaking the same language, use the same metrics for sales to the marketing.
  • Focus. Limit the number of initiatives that you take on to one or two at a time.

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Michael Schiff, CEO at The Schiff Home of Keller Williams Legacy

Michael Schiff, CEO at The Schiff Home of Keller Williams Legacy

October 2, 2018

Michael received his Bachelors Degree in Business from the University of Florida. He has since ventured back to his hometown of Baltimore, MD and began his Real Estate career in 2004. He has been responsible for over 350 million dollars of residential sales in the past 11 years and has extensive knowledge and experience with Designing, renovating & re-developing homes throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. 

Michael takes great pride in his client relationships and is always willing to go the extra mile to provide exceptional service and care. He is extremely responsive to his clients' needs through instant email communication and automated emails of new listing notifications. Michael is a Live Baltimore Preferred Realtor and 2007 Graduate from the GBBR Leadership Academy. As a young professional, Michael brings his high energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to all aspects of the business.

Podcast Highlights

  • Build and retain strong relationships, this will accelerate your growth
  • Find a model that is successful and follow it. don't reinvent the wheel
  • Be authentic, this is where you are at your most powerful

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Keith Miller, CEO and President at Strategic Factory

Keith Miller, CEO and President at Strategic Factory

September 27, 2018

Keith oversees all company operations from the ground up, His hands-on approach and motivational leadership have been key elements that have contributed to the company’s success. Keith two main areas of focus are company strategy and maintaining and continually improving Strategic Factory's culture.

If there's one thing we've learned over the years, it's that no amount of technology can replace the human touch. That's why we hire only the most qualified individuals to serve on our team. We look for people that share our philosophy that your business is our business.

Our team of diversely skilled professionals continually push themselves to learn and evolve so that we may help you conquer each new challenge on the road to success. Every person on our staff is committed to providing you with the best possible customer service and the highest-quality products. This commitment is reflected in everything we do.

 

Podcast Highlights

  • Always say YES! It's not rocket science we'll figure out how to make it happen
  • You and your employees must believe anything is possible
  • Every morning our employees highlight a story of another employee going above and beyond
  • Build strong relationships because this is the pathway to reach higher levels of success

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