Posts by Beth Standlee

When There Is A Choice

I would always choose my kids and my family first. Admittedly, I am a very driven and competitive person. I want what I do to matter. In my life I have let that drive at times, override what really matters. Don’t get me wrong, I have a really good life. My children are so special…

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Are these obstacles keeping you from training?

overcoming training obstacles

We know making training a priority isn’t easy. We recognize the greatest challenge in starting something new is the decision to take the first step. It’s too bad we can’t all approach every new conquest with a Neil Armstrong attitude. I’m assuming this famous astronaut dreamed of what he would say when he took that…

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Why you should do business with TrainerTainment

Someone asked me recently why I thought people do business with TrainerTainment. My knee-jerk reaction was to answer, “Because they love us!” I thought a minute more and then gave the real reason why people engage with us and us with them. We are both obsessed with getting RESULTS. In the last 13 years, I…

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A Sneak Peek

I’m excited to share that I am releasing a new book at the end of this year. I’m so committed to helping those who want to improve their personal and financial future through a career in sales. My vision is that this book becomes a “must read” for every salesperson who wants to improve their…

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Leading With The Heart

We have a saying we use often in our company. We remind ourselves of this belief when we work with people. It goes like this… “Get out of your head and into the hearts of the people you are training or coaching.” I believe when you work with people in the arena of training, coaching,…

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Are You a “Reservationist” or a “Salesperson?”

Someone must sell group events and birthday parties. What’s going on at your center? Are you content with picking up the phone when it rings and giving information with the hope that someone will give you a deposit and hold their party at your facility? Or are you proactively selling? It may be time to…

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Why On The Job Training Is Not A Solid Training Plan

I was walking tonight and noticed a group of 10-year-old boys practicing baseball. The level of focus that the coach managed with these boys struck me. He would run through the play, and then run through it again, and then again. There were runners on 1st and 2nd. The batter hit the ball, and the…

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Business Lessons from a Scooter

Weird title, I know, but I’m compelled to share the interesting business “in my face” practical lessons I’m learning. I’ve injured my left foot, and the doctor insists that the only way for healing to take place is to not bare weight at all on the injured foot for the four-six weeks. Yikes! To keep…

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Do You Need a Sales Coach?

Maybe I should have titled this article “Why Use a Sales Coach.” Then I could have given you all the reasons why you should. However, I thought it better to ask you if you needed the help simply. My experience is that people are lousy at asking for help. For me, asking for help is…

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How Sick Do You Have To Be?

Recently I spent seven days in the ICU with my brother-in-law who is having a terrible bout with pneumonia. As of this writing, he’s still in the hospital and although I’ve been a hospital TV show junkie all my life, it is incredible to see what it takes to keep the body in a state…

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