The Sales Evangelist – Donald Kelly – Part 1

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The Sales Evangelist

This is my funny and amazing interview with the one, the only, The Sales Evangelist, Donald Kelly who knows his stuff for certain.  He is an over-the-top evangelist about sales, networking, conferences, Toastmasters and so much more. I enjoyed this interview so much I had him come back for a Part 2!

Fasten Your Seatbelts Here Comes The Sales Evangelist Part 1

  • I first saw Donald on stage
  • I think of him as the Chris Rock of podcasting
  • He was on stage as the Emcee for Podcast Movement 15
  • He was so funny
  • The Chris Rock story
  • Me, I get Bette Midler the nose and the curly hair
  • Then I saw Donald again on the Podcasters in Paradise cruise last November
  • Donald has an offer at the end of this show
  • You really need to be where your people are that will do business with you
  • Get off social media, get out and meet your ideal customers
  • Using offline means to grow your online business
  • Donald gives great advice about how he worked a conference
  • How The Sales Evangelist finds free conferences
  • He met Barbara Corcoran at the Entrepreneur Conference
  • People use to find free conferences near you and go
  • or search industry conferences
  • We live close to Orlando so looking up conferences coming to Orlando is smart
  • This is called lobbycon
  • You look for names on lanyards and make connections
  • Facebook groups are a great way to do business for everyone but me, my group is pitiful
  • We realize we met before Podcast Movement – we met in Orlando with Lou Mongello and Jared Easley
  • Donald’s group is Sales Evangelizers
  • I am the co-admin of a group called After the Conference VIP Room where those of us who attend conferences gather
  • The Padded Room my pitiful group I changed the name to The Padded Room Mktg Group
  • It just sits there
  • I talk about #LessThan5 my new podcast that runs M-F and is less than 5 minutes long
  • Donald shares how he grew his group – good advice here
  • We admit we have all seen each other in bathing suits on the cruise
  • We do some cruise chatter
  • Donald is from Jamaica
  • We talk Dunn River Falls and why I did not climb it
  • We talk about tracing our roots
  • We bring it back to center
  • Life is an audition
  • Every thing we say and do on line should be considered an audition
  • The Sales Evangelist talks about what he says to people
  • He treats others the way he believes they should be treated
  • Donald gives great examples
  • How evangelist got added to what he does
  • He rocked it
  • I share my sneaky trick
  • Learn what Donald does for fun
  • He loves staycations
  • And then there is flag football
  • Why timeblocking is important
  • Donald records in a closet
  • We recorded in January it was “cold” here
  • The Sales Evangelist talks about Danny Pena the video game podcaster and how he succeeded
  • You need to go where your tribe hangs out
  • Put on your big boy shorts, your big girl panties and do it
  • Donald’s goal is to be on over 145 podcasts
  • Now we get down to the passion of The Sales Evangelist
  • I tell my story about working the room in big pharma where I thought I was Liza Minelli
  • That story is still talked about
  • Being silly works if you do it properly and if it feels right
  • Introverts – I have introvert radar I like to find them and talk with them
  • Donald wants to speak at 60 events WOW
  • The Sales Evangelist talks about ALL that he has going on
  • How about a free 30 minute strategy session/consultation with The Sales Evangelist
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  • No gimmicks
  • We definitely talked all over the place which is why we have a Part 2 which you will really enjoy
  • People don’t get to hear the post interview

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