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Amplify Your Success

Expert entrepreneurs, service providers and change makers can discover how to increase income and impact as Melanie Benson and her guests cover how to amplify your results and achieve more of your bold goals.
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Jul 27, 2020

If you’ve ever said yes to an opportunity only to later discover it was a complete time-suck and didn’t deliver your desired results, then you know how important it is to pick good opportunities.

Back in my Fortune 500 days, I learned a very valuable way to weed out the bright, shiny objects to uncover the most aligned opportunities. It all starts with an Opportunity Filter.

Here’s just a few of the areas of your business you can use an Opportunity Filter:

  • A potential speaking gig or virtual event
  • Evaluating a “cool idea” for a new offering
  • Deciding on which trainings or events to attend
  • Whether or not to move forward on a partner deal or promoting a colleague

Knowing what opportunities should get your YES is a valuable skill to have, but most entrepreneurs chase opportunities that take up time and energy…often with dismal results. But when you learn to evaluate the opportunities that seem to flow in like a firehose, you’ll find you have more time to make the RIGHT opportunities successful.

On Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 189, I’ll reveal five questions you must ask before you say YES to that next opportunity.

Be sure to join the Amplify Your Success Community to access additional training on this topic!

 

Key Takeaways

  • Why saying no to “distractions” is the key to eliminating overwhelm in your life and business.
  • What an opportunity filter is and why even Fortune 500 companies use them to protect the time and resources of their assets.
  • The difference between values and priorities (and which one often suffers in decision making)
  • Why your opportunity cost needs to factor in to your decision making so you don’t derail your most important projects.
  • How Cuba Gooding Jr’s famous line “Show Me The Money” will break your tendency to chase “money pit” opportunities
  • My go-to final decision-making technique that NEVER fails to make the best decision for my happiness, joy and prosperity

 

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Jul 20, 2020

Does the idea of sharing your message from stage light you up or cause you to want to hide out?

Speaking on any stage – whether a 500 person in person audience or a virtual event with thousands – can cause some people to feel so much fear that they shrink away from the opportunity to spread their message and attract clients.

On Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 188 Victoria Lioznyansky reveals how to tap into your confidence to share your authentic message while debunking some common myths about how to overcome your public speaking fears.

Be sure to join the Amplify Your Success Community to hear more.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Victoria debunks a common myth about speaking being a natural talent.
    • Why common advice like, “fake it till you make it” and practice, practice, practice are the WORST things you can do if you have hidden fears.
    • What the one thing you should focus on in order to craft a great talk, whether on stage, on video, on podcast or on a livestream.
    • What to do if you make a mistake during your talk or presentation.

 

 

About The Guest

Victoria Lioznyansky teaches introverted entrepreneurs and business professionals how to overcome their fear of public speaking and become confident, compelling, captivating speakers.

After moving to the US two decades ago with limited English, Victoria overcame her crippling fear of public speaking to build several businesses, teach in a variety of industries, and speak in front of small and large audiences.

Taking her own experiences going from scared to sought-after speaker, Victoria founded Brilliant Speakers Academy®, an online public speaking coaching program for introverts.

 

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Get Victoria’s Free masterclass "Four steps to overcome your fear of public speaking and deliver a powerful presentation in front of any audience” (whether it’s live on stage, in a meeting, on video, a livestream, or a podcast) https://www.byvictorial.com/4steps

Jul 13, 2020

Have you ever talked yourself out of following up with a potential client? Do you get uncomfortable in sales conversations? Selling is a key part of business success but if you get stuck in The Ick Factor, you might be dropping the sales conversation prematurely, which will significantly impact your revenues.

What if you could get past the Ick Factor and master the art of closing more deals with your perfect clients? Well my friend Christine Schlonski teaches heart-based entrepreneurs and business owners how to sell with more heart.

On Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 187 Christine, who hosts the HeartSells Podcast, joins me to reveal a simple shift in your thinking that can lead to a big shift in your financial success!

Be sure to join the Amplify Your Success Community to hear more.

 

Key Takeaways

  • How Christine became a masterful sales trainer with over 7 figures in sales.
  • What the biggest common sales challenges are for business owners today.
  • Three really important changes you can make immediately to get past The Ick Factor in sales.
  • Why selling can be fun (this one shift makes you UBER Attractive to potential clients too!)
  • Why Christine teaches “Sales is Love” (and believes this mindset is invaluable to break six (or seven) figures in revenue.

 

 

About The Guest

Christine Schlonski, Queen of the Sales-Success-Mindset is a Lifestyle entrepreneur, the Host of Heart Sells! Podcast and the creator of Heart Sells! Academy.

Christine works with heart-centered, impact-driven entrepreneurs who love what they do but feel very uncomfortable when it comes to selling their products and services. She shows them how to sell with ease, grace, and confidence and helps them to ask their price while being authentic in the sales process and true to their values.

Christine’s experience includes over 12 years in successful selling and closing High-Ticket Live Events in the corporate world. As a top producer and Sales Director, she has made millions in revenue herself and through the successful sales teams, she's built throughout her career.

In her heart, she truly believes that Sales is Love and that everyone can learn how to sell while being authentic and enjoying the journey.

 

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Jul 6, 2020

To have a successful business, you have to have a consistently flow of ideal leads entering your sales process.

Even better is if you have a system that can predictably deliver those leads every week! There is a big difference in the quality of leads from inbound marketing versus outbound marketing (which can be expensive and unpredictable.)

On Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 186, I’m joined by Tom Poland, multiple best-selling author of the Leadsology® trilogy, who joins me to share his brilliant three-part marketing model that delivers a steady stream of prospects into your business.

Be sure to join the Amplify Your Success Community to hear more.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Why the Leadsology 3-part marketing model is key to generating consistent, predictable leads that can turn into thousands of dollars of monthly revenues.
  • What the difference inbound and outbound marketing is (and why using inbound can make marketing EASIER.)
  • How to use O-P-N to access a high-quality, inexhaustible source of new leads.
  • Tom’s primary marketing asset that he’s used over and over again to attract and convert high-paying clients.
  • A surprising suggestion for a Call To Action (if you aren’t doing this, you are most likely having too many sales conversations with people who will NEVER buy.)
  • Confirm vs. convince: The key to successful consultation enrollment conversations.
  • How to mitigate the biggest obstacle for qualified prospects to make that final buying decision.

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