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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.
 
Be location independent. Sell with out an office. We are not limited by our office space anymore. This is a podcast for the cage free sales people and sales leaders. Road warriors and digital nomads should tune in to hear sales advice, encouragement, tips from industry professionals, authors and people of interest. This is your how-to if you want to be able to have an awesome sales career anywhere, or if you are a growth minded entrepreneur.
 
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Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. Fiddler Records was a small independent record label serving as the launchpad for several artists seminal to the pop, punk and emo genres. Starting as the brainchild of 16-year-old entrepreneur Amy …
 
Do you want to know the secret to becoming irresistible to your clients? John Livesay’s guest might just have the thing for you. In this episode, John talks with the man who created the Strategy Sprints method, Simon Severino. Simon talks about how strategy sprints work, and how they help improve businesses. Simon and John discuss business strategi…
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. Emanuel started out as "Emanuel Nice" in December 1998. They kept that moniker until 2004 where they decided to drop the Nice but keep the full line up while updating their sound which would get the…
 
There is leadership and then there is leadership for smart people. What is the difference and why does it matter? Joining John Livesay on the show to enlighten us about this is Adam Quiney, a coach for the Smartest People In The Room. Smart, brilliant people often feel bored when they lack challenge or have too much of it; they fear looking stupid …
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. peter wonsowski is the dude who created that spikey blonde punk kid who represented Less Than Jake in the late 90s and resides as a tattoo on many people’s bodies. He’s done artwork for Less Than Ja…
 
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 question…
 
Kale is the partner of K&J Growth and Rugby Bricks. His companies have worked with local businesses like BNZ and local gyms through to international brands like TikTok, Microsoft and Monster Energy and have helped hundreds of businesses go online. Kale is a member of the Forbes Agency Council and the only New Zealand representative to sit on the co…
 
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…
 
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, T…
 
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 wi…
 
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 …
 
Chelsea Alley is a New Zealand Professional rugby player. She is currently the captain of the Waikato Women's team In the Farah Palmer Cup and has broken the union's record for most games and points. Alley also won the World Cup in 2017 and has been a part of the NZ black ferns since 2013. For the past 10 years, Alley has represented clubs from an …
 
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 …
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. Jason Link is the Creative Director over at Epitaph Records. Prior to this, he worked at Victory Records, and prior to that, he toured with a shit ton of bands. I got him on the Skype and this is wh…
 
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 passi…
 
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…
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. The Stryder was an American band hailing from Long Island, New York. The band was formed by Peter Toh and Scottie Redix in 1999 after their previous project, Yearly, disbanded following the departur…
 
There's a big difference between knowing your why and not knowing your why. When you don't discover your why, you can't understand yourself. When you don't understand yourself, you won't find the words to articulate your message. John Livesay's guest is Dr. Gary Sanchez, the creator and founder of the WHY Institute. John discusses with Dr. Gary how…
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. Iodine Recordings was an independent record label based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Iodine Recordings released punk, hardcore, and indie rock music. It was once home to bands such as Br…
 
Sales may be a real-world problem, but most salespeople live in a world of fantasy, full of impervious myths peddled by one “sales guru” after another. Ari Galper disdains these myths and dismantles them one by one through Unlock the Game, a revolutionary sales approach that overturns the notion of selling as we know it. Ari is the world’s number o…
 
Sales is all about how you create a space that allows for honest and trusting communication. John Livesay's guest is Hilmon Sorey, the managing director of ClozeLoop. In this episode, you'll learn why sales is equal parts acting and psychology. Acting comes in when you speak out the script you've practiced a hundred times. But you own it in a way t…
 
Many people are stuck with exciting ideas that could cause significant changes but cannot bring them to the surface because of the lack of resources, funding, and motivation. But by embracing creativity and doing even the smallest, everyday innovations, you can finally realize your full potential. John Livesay is joined once more by Josh Linkner, t…
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. Pillow is a band from the NJ. That’s all Google tells me. Thank you Anthony Schorr (Episode 005) for helping me find Christina Toast who I got on the Skype and this is what we chat about: The origin…
 
Ben Herring is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player, currently the assistant coach of the Newest Japanese top league team the Hino Red Dolphins. He was the Otago rugby head coach from 2018 to 2019 winning the Ranfurly Shield with the side in 2018. Herring's had a decorated coaching career which has given him the opportunity to be invol…
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. Garrison was a post-hardcore/punk band based in Boston, Massachusetts from 1996-2004. Ed McNamara and Joe Grillo shared lead vocal, guitar, and songwriting duties. Their sound was largely influenced…
 
The Amazon Jungle cannot be traversed without proper planning, knowledge, and tools. The same goes for every entrepreneur who tries to make it big in its online platform counterpart. Rick Cesari joins John Livesay to talk about finding success in the vast jungle of the internet: Amazon. Rick stresses the power of storytelling in connecting with you…
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. Congress of Cow was my first band which eventually changed into Lanemeyer. It consisted of Myself, Chris Barker, Jeff Demiceli, and Andrew Spratt. This is how I got into the scene. I’ve had a few ep…
 
What does it take for you to start embracing uncertainties? Taking a giant leap towards the unknown results in fear, but doing so can bring you to extraordinary things you may have never expected. What is the right attitude in the face of risks? John Livesay brings in actress Victoria Labalme to dissect the many nuggets of wisdom discussed in her b…
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. Jump Start Records was born in a college dorm room first as a paper mailorder catalog and zine that quickly evolved into a vinyl 7″ release with Montreal’s The Planet Smashers. Twenty years and over…
 
Everyone can agree that kindness is a vital character everyone must possess, but in today's world soaked in ambition, achievements, and ego, its meaning sadly wanes day after day. Houston Kraft, the author of Deep Kindness, believes that this can still be remedied by integrating the idea of kindness in the education system. Together with John Lives…
 
Whenever you’re faced with what looks like a massive failure, you can either be an ostrich and bury your head in the sand or be a peacock and say, “I’m owning this.” That is what Suneel Gupta, the founder of RISE and author of Backable, learned from his experience. Imagine spending your whole career trying to paint a picture of success, only to bec…
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever. Against All Authority was founded in Florida in 1992. A strong engagement in political and social issues is clearly evident in their lyrics. The band maintains a fierce DIY stance influenced by the …
 
With so many things happening around us, we tend to lose focus on why we are doing something or what we can really gain out of it. But by understanding our inner purpose in life, we can get a better grasp of our reality. In this episode, John Livesay sits down with speaker, author, and the Founder of Live For Yourself Consulting, Dr. Benjamin Ritte…
 
Rachel Vickery is an elite breathing and high-performance strategist. She has been a part of some of the top sporting organisations, including the Golden State Warriors, PGA Golf, Sydney Roosters and currently working with the Melbourne Storm. From her time with these teams, she has been labelled as ‘The Athlete Whisperer’. Rachels interest in elit…
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for a $1 and I will love you forever. Bluechannel was an NJ band from the 90s. They sent me a write up which you can hear when you listen to the episode. I reached out to the BC boys, got Brian and Christian on the Skype, and this is …
 
When we think of attracting clients into our business, we immediately think of marketing. But not for Matthew Kimberley, the owner of Book Yourself Solid, who believes that marketing does not get you clients. In this episode, he joins John Livesay to explain to us this contrarian idea as inspired by Michael Port's Book Yourself Solid, a handbook fo…
 
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon over at patreon.com/thiswasthescene for a $1 and I will love you forever. Mid Carson July was a punk band from Good Ole PA. I didn’t feel like doing a long intro so here we go. Thank you to Marcus Vaughn for the connection to Bryon wh…
 
Finding the right people to invest in your company, particularly start-up ones, is a pretty tedious and time-consuming endeavor to accomplish. But thanks to Pitch Investors Live, every business can take advantage of this online platform that’s very much like Shark Tank combined with Tinder. John Livesay interviews Pitch Investors Live Co-founder, J…
 
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