By Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Speaker What’s a salesperson to do in a world of unexpected challenge, predictability, and quick-as-a-blink change? Start with this first: Let go! Just let go! Sales as usual is OVER! And there’s no time or value in moaning, regretting, fuming or wishing it wasn’t happening. Instead it is time to sit up, pull it together, and begin to rethink, reformat, reinvest, and reinvent everything you have been doing in sales up to this point. That means even all the good stuff that was working. Every new strategic decision you make now could be a
By Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Speaker When a pandemic forced event planners and leaders to cancel all live events almost overnight, it was hard to even imagine what the future would look like. I totally get it. As someone who makes a living speaking to conventions packed with hundreds and thousands of people, often shoulder- to-shoulder, I feel your pain, and your frustration. Social distancing has seriously thrown a big global wrench into all our calendars. The big question for most became – “Now what?” Lockdowns, shelters-in-place, and shuttered stages aside, what hasn’t
And How It Affects EVERY Aspect of Your Life By Motivational Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta The truth is attitude is HUGE when it comes to making the most from your life. And if yours is a NEGATIVE one? You can absolutely guarantee that it will cost you promotions, sales, market share, customers, business, friends, and family. It’s THAT big of a deal. And here’s why…When our attitude is negative, defeating, self-serving, or aggressive it affects EVERYTHING we do. Our ability to be productive at work. Our ability to parent. Our ability to manage relationships. Our
By Connie Podesta, Hall of Fame Speaker, CPAE, CSP Success is NOT the result of good timing, karma, coincidence, fate or good luck. Those are the labels used by people who REACT to what the world sends their way The true key to success is to ACT: Cease excuses. Be accountable. Take responsibility. Stand out. We’re all too familiar with the “react” mode – right? Wake up in the morning, everything’s fine then boom, we stub a toe, get a tough call from a client, have to learn a new technology platform, the internet crashes…any number of little “disasters” that we allow to derail us.
By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Human Behavior Expert Connie Podesta Toxic people? Should come with a warning label. You know, like those hazardous materials signs you see in hospitals or demolition sites? Because they are hazardous to our health. To our well-being. To our emotional state. Our mental state. Our ability to succeed at high levels. To the good relationships they are bent to erode. Our sense of self-worth. So why do we do it? Why do we keep people like that in our lives? Well, because change is tough, really tough for most people. But change is a good thing – even a
by Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker and Human Behavior Expert Connie Podesta As a former therapist and educator - one thing I've been asked A LOT about throughout my career is KIDS. Of all shapes, sizes, and ages. How to raise them well? How to manage teenagers? How to teach them to be respectful and kind? How to handle teach them to be independent OF you -- rather than dependent ON you. There's a lot to take in, and parenting, by far, is one of the most important jobs most of us will ever take on. That's why I created a video series and playlist just for parents with ten powerful (and