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The Action Catalyst

Summary: The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of The Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts sharing meaningful tips and advice. Please subscribe below, leave a rating and write a review! You can also get more free insights and inspiration at www.SouthwesternConsulting.com.

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 6 Elements of Great Communication with Dianna Booher – Episode 203 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:57

Dianna Booher is the bestselling author of 47 books, published in 60 foreign-language editions, with nearly 4 million copies sold. Her personal development topics include leadership communication, executive presence, writing, and life balance. Her most popular titles include: Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader • What MORE Can I Say? Why Communication Fails and What to Do About It • Communicate With Confidence: How to Say It Right, the First Time and Every Time • Speak With Confidence: Powerful Presentations That Inspire, Inform, and Persuade Communicate Like A Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things Done National media such as Good Morning America, USAToday, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, Forbes.com, FOX, CNN, NPR, Success, FastCompany.com, and Entrepreneur have interviewed her for opinions on critical workplace communication issues. Keynotes, consulting, and training clients include IBM, Exxon Mobil, JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, BP, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, PepsiCo, Novartis, Honeywell, Merrill Lynch, Department of the Navy, and NASA, just to name a few. She has been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame by the National Speakers Association. Success Magazine has named her to its list of “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century.” She also appears at #54 on the Richtopia “Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World” list (2017). Show Highlights: A leader improves the situation beyond what it was when they took over. @diannabooher A Leader improves the status quo. @diannabooher People micromanage because of fear and misunderstanding. @diannabooher Micromanaging is a sign that a leader hasn’t developed the necessary strategic perspective. @diannabooher Leaders need to think strategically about the long-term effect of their actions. @diannabooher The one question every leader must answer correctly: “What are you working on?” @diannabooher On social media: have a strategy, choose your channels, be consistent and engage. @diannabooher People have to take responsibility for their own career development. @diannabooher Fire people to be fair. @diannabooher Great communication must be clear. @rory_vaden Great communication must be concise. @rory_vaden Great communication is consistent. @rory_vaden Great communication is strategic. @rory_vaden Great communication is always straight forward. @rory_vaden Great communication is servant minded. @rory_vaden Learn more about Dianna and check out her book by visiting: communicatelikealeaderbook.com The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 The Potential Principle and Bettering Your Best with Mark Sanborn – Episode 202 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:15

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change. He has created and appeared in 20 videos and numerous audio training programs. His video series TeamContinue Reading…

 The Potential Principle and Bettering Your Best with Mark Sanborn – Episode 202 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:15

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change. He has created and appeared in 20 videos and numerous audio training programs. His video series Team Building: How to Motivate and Manage People made it to the #2 spot for bestselling educational video series in the U.S. Mark’s list of over 2600 clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere. Show Highlights:  The only thing holding you back from getting better is the lack of desire to do so. @Mark_Sanborn Strength overused becomes a liability. @Mark_Sanborn Use all four areas of the potential matrix to create synergy in improvement. @Mark_Sanborn The path to improvement is the potential matrix. @Mark_Sanborn The first step to getting better is to disrupt yourself before someone else does. @Mark_Sanborn Most people change only when they have to; Leaders change before they need to. @Mark_Sanborn Who or what in my life needs to be disrupted? @Mark_Sanborn Your life change is only possible if you first take responsibility of where you are and where you are going. @rory_vaden You have to own it before you can change it. @rory_vaden You have to be in charge of it before you can improve it. @rory_vaden You have to accept it before you can update it. @rory_vaden You are responsible for your life. @rory_vaden Your life is your fault. @rory_vaden It's not about hard work or smart work; It's about both. @rory_vaden Find your performed mode and the potential matrix at Potentialprinciple.com The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 5 Steps to Scaling Your Sales Revenue – Episode 201 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:53

In this episode of the Action Catalyst Podcast, Rory shares the steps every business needs to take in order to scale their sales revenue. Visit crm.roryvaden.com for a free training from Rory on this topic! Show Highlights: Most business are broken when it comes to sales. Many businesses don’t have a systematic, repeatable way to generateContinue Reading…

 5 Steps to Scaling Your Sales Revenue – Episode 201 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:53

In this episode of the Action Catalyst Podcast, Rory shares the steps every business needs to take in order to scale their sales revenue. Visit crm.roryvaden.com for a free training from Rory on this topic! Show Highlights: Most business are broken when it comes to sales. Many businesses don't have a systematic, repeatable way to generate sales. A business will never outgrow the strength of its systems. Technology isn't a department, it is core to the strategy. You have to create the sales pipeline. What happens that is customer facing at each stage of the process? The real magic is what happens internally. You must have a way to track your leads and existing customers. Data and technology are integral to your strategy. You have to develop CSF's (critical success factors). Create a sales manual. Create your lead generation strategy.   Visit crm.roryvaden.com for a free training from Rory on this topic - or if you are interested in becoming  a "sales doctor", visit freecall.roryvaden.com to learn more! The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Radical Leadership with Henry Bedford – Episode 200 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:41

Henry Bedford is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Southwestern Company. He achieved a B.A. in Economics from The University of The South and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He has more than 30 years in sales and business management with progressive promotions within the company. Henry began his career with the SouthwesternContinue Reading…

 Radical Leadership with Henry Bedford – Episode 200 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:41

Henry Bedford is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Southwestern Company. He achieved a B.A. in Economics from The University of The South and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He has more than 30 years in sales and business management with progressive promotions within the company. Henry began his career with the Southwestern Company as a Student Dealer in 1972 and he specializes in financial management, creating equity plans, and leadership. Show Highlights: The more layers you have in between the leadership and others, the less leaders are in touch with the real needs of the company. @SouthwesternCEO Use the “Show me” approach. @SouthwesternCEO I don’t want to be right, I want to be for what’s right. @SouthwesternCEO As you move away from emotions and closer to the facts, everyone starts to agree. @SouthwesternCEO In our startups, we put very little capital on the front end. @SouthwesternCEO For startups: create a tract to run on, put everything in writing, and begin leading others to do the same thing. @SouthwesternCEO Our leadership comes from the ground up. @SouthwesternCEO A big part of a leader’s role is to lead by example. @SouthwesternCEO In a startup, make sure you don’t run out of runway. @SouthwesternCEO Data alone is worthless unless you have something to compare it to. @SouthwesternCEO Better to own a small percentage of a huge pie instead of the entire small pie. @rory_vaden Leadership is about you helping your team. @rory_vaden Rory shares the biggest insight about leadership he discovered in his own life. @rory_vaden Leadership stretches far beyond the skillset of what that leader does every day. @rory_vaden The day you become a leader is the day you become more concerned about the wellbeing of the people around you then you are about your own. @rory_vaden Leadership means you are looking out for the best interest of the people going on the journey with you. @rory_vaden The day I became a leader was when I began to make decisions based on how they would improve the lives of other people. @rory_vaden The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Southwestern Advantage and the Principles of Persistence with Dan Moore – Episode 199 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

Dan Moore serves as President of Southwestern Advantage, Inc. Dan is responsible for product development, sales training, public relations, business statistics, forecasting and the development of new profit centres at Southwestern Advantage, Inc. He has trained more than 60,000 salespeople to be much more motivated and productive between sales calls, and far more effective withinContinue Reading…

 Southwestern Advantage and the Principles of Persistence with Dan Moore – Episode 199 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

Dan Moore serves as President of Southwestern Advantage, Inc. Dan is responsible for product development, sales training, public relations, business statistics, forecasting and the development of new profit centres at Southwestern Advantage, Inc. He has trained more than 60,000 salespeople to be much more motivated and productive between sales calls, and far more effective within them. He has been invited as a keynote speaker to a number of organizations, both academic and professional, located in the USA , Britain , France and, most recently, Estonia. He is a 1976 Honours Graduate from Harvard University and holds an Honours MBA degree from Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management. Southwestern Advantage is both a multi-year PROGRAM in which college students and recent grads develop their character and career success skills, and a set of consumer PRODUCTS that help children from toddlers to college-bound improve their academic success in a character-based educational program. These products are sold by these college and university students who are independent business owners, and among the hardest-working and most dedicated young people anywhere. For more information, visit: takethestairsbook.com/southwestern Show Highlights: Southwestern Advantage is a part of America’s history and legacy. @southwestern Students develop skills and more importantly, they develop character. @southwestern The emotional and mental challenges is a huge area of growth for these students. @southwestern The difficulties they face are part of the process of becoming better in that area. @southwestern We spend a great deal of time helping each student define their “why.” @southwestern Rory shares the habits triangle. @rory_vaden Your habits matter. @rory_vaden It’s not enough to know what you need to do, you must have the habit of doing it. @rory_vaden There is nothing more powerful than 1-on-1 accountability. @rory_vaden Action Cures Fear. @rory_vaden The answer is behind the next door. @rory_vaden Focus on great habits and you will have great results. @rory_vaden The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Impact Theory and Rising Above Limiting Beliefs with Tom Bilyeu – Episode 198 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:23

Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Tom’s mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they willContinue Reading…

 Impact Theory and Rising Above Limiting Beliefs with Tom Bilyeu – Episode 198 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:23

Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Tom’s mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment. Tom is a forever student of life. His obsession with mastering skills has molded him into a well-rounded leader, battle-hardened and unafraid to fire moonshots. Show Highlights: If you’re willing to do the hard work to execute your vision there is little that is off limits. @TomBilyeu Social media isn’t a distraction, but a powerful tool to build community. @TomBilyeu Nobody will act for the many but people will act for the one. @TomBilyeu Very often our why is connected to a “who.” @rory_vaden When you have a team willing to dream big and do what needs to be done to execute on a massive dream, that’s when things start to happen. @TomBilyeu The only difference between you and someone else is your mindset.  @TomBilyeu No matter what you do with your life, be great at it. @TomBilyeu One of the most beautiful things about being a human is that you can learn anything. @TomBilyeu There is a huge difference between having potential and executing that potential. @TomBilyeu Stop labeling others as extraordinary as a way of letting yourself off the hook. @TomBilyeu It is our mind that sets the boundaries of what is possible for our lives. @rory_vaden Part of the way to silence disbelief is to affirm positive belief. @rory_vaden Don’t allow yourself the indulgence of convincing yourself that others have something you don’t have. @rory_vaden Obstacles ignite creativity. @rory_vaden Belief barriers are the byproduct of the way we are currently doing things. @rory_vaden   The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 11 Servant Selling Philosophies – Episode 197 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:40

By being the pioneers of Servant Selling, Southwestern Consulting is also challenging everyone within our company to live up to a new standard. In this week’s episode of the Action Catalyst Podcast, Rory shares the 11 philosophies that Servant Sellers believe. It’s hard to be nervous when your heart’s on service. @rory_vaden Winning a person’s trust isContinue Reading…

 11 Servant Selling Philosophies – Episode 197 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:40

By being the pioneers of Servant Selling, Southwestern Consulting is also challenging everyone within our company to live up to a new standard. In this week’s episode of the Action Catalyst Podcast, Rory shares the 11 philosophies that Servant Sellers believe. It’s hard to be nervous when your heart’s on service. @rory_vaden Winning a person’s trust is more important than making the sale. If you earn someone’s trust you will eventually make the sale. @rory_vaden You can put your client’s needs first and still come out ahead in the long run. @rory_vaden By letting people know it’s okay to say “no” you also enable them to feel comfortable enough to say “yes”. @rory_vaden Speak their language, not yours. Sell the way they like to buy; not the way you like to sell. @rory_vaden When it comes to “closing” a big part of what makes selling a service is that people need help making decisions. @rory_vaden It’s a disservice to allow people to remain undecided. @rory_vaden You make it easier for people to buy when you show them that you are doing business with friends, or friends of friends. @rory_vaden When you exceed your current client’s expectations they will ultimately become the source of new business. @rory_vaden Our job isn’t to talk people into things they don’t want. Our job is to bend over backwards to help people figure out what is best for them. @rory_vaden You always get paid for how hard you work. Sometimes now, often times later but always eventually. @rory_vaden   The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 7 Phases to a Powerful Global Rebrand – Episode 196 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:56

Southwestern Consulting started as a few people with a dream of a worldwide brand. Now with over 150 team members that dream is becoming a reality. In this week’s episode of the Action Catalyst Podcast, Rory shares the 7 Phases of a powerful global rebrand from personal experience with Southwestern Consulting’s own rebranding journey. Show Highlights: Branding improves the customerContinue Reading…

 7 Phases to a Powerful Global Rebrand – Episode 196 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:56

Southwestern Consulting started as a few people with a dream of a worldwide brand. Now with over 150 team members that dream is becoming a reality. In this week’s episode of the Action Catalyst Podcast, Rory shares the 7 Phases of a powerful global rebrand from personal experience with Southwestern Consulting's own rebranding journey. Show Highlights: Branding improves the customer experience. @rory_vaden People want to be associated with good brands. @rory_vaden A minor increase in quality plus a major increase in brand equals a monumental difference in profits. @rory_vaden “Find your uniqueness and exploit in the service of others.” - @larrywinget Boil down who you are into a few words. @rory_vaden Until you get your strategy right, you’ll never get your brand right. @rory_vaden Your brand needs to be able to expand quickly without being diluted. @rory_vaden Redoing your website is always a huge project relative to the size of your company. @rory_vaden A better brand warrants a higher price. @rory_vaden In order for a team to get to the next level, every member must be willing to have a piece of their ego disappear. @rory_vaden Your web copy must be extremely and painfully obvious. @rory_vaden Sell the problem as much as you sell the solution. @rory_vaden Take the time to develop strategy. @rory_vaden Invest in outside expertise. @rory_vaden Focus on conversion, not on vanity. @rory_vaden Go as fast as you can, but as slow as you have to. @rory_vaden The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

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