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Alan Weiss Endorsement for Betsy & Dan Sound Off!

April 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Alan Weiss endorses Betsy and Dan: Sound Off! It’s just 1 week away. Registrations are piling in. If you’re not one of them, what are you waiting for?

Take Alan’s advice and join us. You will be glad you did!

© 2015 Accelera Consulting Group and Toro Consulting, Inc. All rights reserved

New Free Digital Experience from Dan Weedin

April 21, 2015 Leave a comment

NEW EVENT!!!!!

Betsy and Dan 1Join Master Mentors Betsy Jordyn and Dan Weedin to help you find success and significance in your consulting practice. This digital experience is free and will help you to quickly find solutions to your most important questions and issues for your business.

This is a 3-part video broadcast that is offered for free and will also be recorded for your future use. The only thing you have to do is register. All broadcasts start at 9:00 am Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern. Registrants will be emailed the recording. You can watch Betsy and Dan discuss and debate topics that are important to you and your career, ask questions that they will respond to, and walk away with valuable tools, techniques, and best practices that you can implement immediately.

April 30, 2015 – The ROI of YOU – Benefits of a Clear Consultant Brand

In this show, we will discuss:

  • What is a brand in general and why companies brand themselves?
  • Why consultants should brand themselves?
  • What are the critical success factors of a strong consultant brand? How you know it is working?
  • Why the consultant themselves are the core of the brand?

May 28, 2015 – Brand Building: Uncovering your Unique Brand Promise
In this show, we will discuss:

  • How do discover your unique brand?
  • How to describe your brand to others in a way that helps them either know if they are a prospect OR know someone who is?
  • How do differentiate the value you create in comparison to other consultants?
  • How to use your brand to address the real competitive threat to consultants, which is the client doing the work themselves!

July 24, 2015 – Brand Activation: Using Your Brand to Draw in and Win Business

In this show, we will discuss:

  • How to ensure all ways a client forms an impression is aligned to your brand
  • Manifesting your brand in powerful products and services
  • Using content marketing as a means to use your brand to draw in business
  • How a powerful and clear brand translates to increased compensation

Register for all three events – CLICK HERE.

What do you have to lose? This free series will help all consultants, coaches, speakers, and writers to maximize their talents and offer tremendous value to their clients. By doing that, your business will grow exponentially.

Betsy and Dan are Master Mentors in the global consulting community of Alan Weiss. Alan is the “Rock Star of Consulting” and the preeminent authority on solo practitioner consulting. Alan has personally trained Betsy and Dan to help consultants like you reach your maximum potential and value to clients.

betsy-jordynBetsy Jordyn

Throughout her career, growth-oriented senior leaders and entrepreneurs have considered Betsy the ultimate think partner – she is known for her ability to draw out the hidden potential in leaders and organizations and catalyze strengths for maximum performance. Betsy’s expertise in leadership, strategy, organization redesign, inter-departmental coordination, and executive team development has helped numerous organizations create environments where there is alignment between desired and actualized results.

Betsy founded Accelera Consulting Group in 2006 after working as an internal consultant for Walt Disney World. In that role, Betsy was instrumental in the success of significant business growth projects, such as a total redefinition the guest/cast experience worldwide and a refocus of Disney Animal Kingdom towards becoming a more traditional Disney theme park and “not a zoo.” The experience and wisdom she gained from initiating and managing change in such a large and diverse organization with multiple business units and objectives ensures that Betsy’s recommendations are tailored, focused, practical, and implementable.

As an independent consultant, Betsy has helped accelerate results of numerous organizations in a variety of industries including nonprofits, local government, manufacturing, supply chain and publishing. As a coach and mentor, Betsy has improved the effectiveness and personal satisfaction of dozens of some of the most amazing leaders and entrepreneurs.

Betsy’s website

Dan Weedin Unleashed-40Dan Weedin

Dan founded Toro Consulting, Inc. in 2005 to help organizations dramatically improve resiliency and business continuation, while maximizing their ability to grow and thrive. Since 2010, he has been a Master Mentor for Alan Weiss and has helped countless business leaders and professionals to grow their skills, boost their revenue, and improve life balance. Dan has the unique ability to translate his success in the insurance industry, public speaking, non-profit world, and athletic coaching into applicable and transferable principles that dramatically improve the effectiveness of those he consults, teaches, and mentors. He is a 2009 graduate of the Million Dollar Consulting College™. Dan has authored one book for insurance professionals titled, Insuring Success (Global Professional Publishing 2014). His next book, Unleashed Leadership (Kitsap Publishing 2015) is set to be released in September. He is a 2012 inductee into the Million Dollar Consulting™ Hall of Fame.

Dan’s website

© 2015 Accelera Consulting and Toro Consulting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Within Decay…Rebirth

March 20, 2015 Leave a comment

58842030-Dan+Weedin+%22Unleashed%22-30I’m thrilled and honored to be today’s guest columnist on Alan Weiss’s blog, Alan’s Blog. The blog is geared to consultants, speakers, authors, and entrepreneurs. Today’s blog article is about how in your own business and career (just like in nature) that within decay, there is rebirth.

Please read and share your comments here on my blog…or on his!

Read Article on Alan’s Blog

© 2015 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Extra Points ~ Discipline

September 8, 2014 Leave a comment

14_02_DanCapJackRetouch_001This week’s focus point…Discipline

The difference between being wildly successful in any career and not, is one of two things…lack of talent or lack if discipline.

This I learned from my mentor, Alan Weiss. My experience tells me I haven’t met anyone that lacks the talent to succeed….but we all struggle with discipline at some point.

I had planned on accelerating my Spanish skills…not only for comprehension and skill, but also to be better conversationally. The work is simple – 15 minutes a day on my Rosetta Stone. To say that I’ve been inconsistent would be charitable. It’s a priority, yet my discipline in sticking to this through lack of remembering and scheduling is a clear lack of discipline. I re-start tomorrow.

What about you?

What skill do you want to improve? What behavior do you want to change for the better? Want to be healthier, yet haven’t met your goal? The bottom line is that first it must be a priority and second you need to be disciplined. That means schedule it and stick to it. Don’t break appointments with yourself. If you find yourself doing that, it’s not a priority. If you find yourself slacking in scheduling and forgetting, it’s lack of discipline.

No matter your business or industry, lack of discipline will keep you from squeezing every ounce of talent and skill out of you.

¿Estás listo para tener éxito?

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

 

This week’s quote –

 It’s always one’s virtues and not one’s vices that precipitate one into disaster.”

~ Rebecca West


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Breathing Your Own Exhaust is Hazardous to Your Health

August 5, 2014 2 comments

We all know that if you park your car in your garage, shut the door and leave the car running, you have problems. If you stay in the car, the carbon monoxide will overtake the oxygen and very quickly suffocate you. Breathing your own exhaust is fatal.

The same is true in business.

If you continue doing what you’ve always done (sitting in your car); never take any input advice, coaching, mentoring, or any kind of professional development and solely listen to yourself (exhaust); and close out all avenues of risk (closed garage door); you will also suffocate your career. It’s called “breathing your own exhaust,” and the concept was fist taught to me by my professional mentor, Alan Weiss. I was reminded of it during my live broadcast yesterday (watch recording below ~ 24 minutes).

It’s easy to become a lone wolf. You can be sole practitioner consultant or an executive in a Fortune 500 company. It doesn’t matter. If you spend too much time listening only to yourself, you can’t grow and expand. You have to bring in some “fresh air.”

This week, I have started a campaign to call people (that’s right, call NOT email) in my community to ask what topics they want to see me address in my newsletters and videos. The response has been fantastic and I’ve picked up some new ideas that I’d never considered. It’s one of the ways I try to take in fresh air to keep my intellectual property relevant and fresh. What can you do in your business to do the same?

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Extra Points – The World’s Greatest Martini

March 31, 2014 2 comments

The World’s Greatest Martini Martini

Last week, I was in San Francisco for a meeting with Alan Weiss and two of my colleagues, Noah Fleming and Gary Patterson. We were having a cocktail in the bar at Ame, which is a fabulous restaurant in the St. Regis Hotel at Union Square. While sipping a wonderful concoction by the bartender that wasn’t on the menu, I decided to see what other libations were on the docket. Then I saw it in big, bold print – The World’s Greatest Martini. That grabbed my attention!

Turns out they use a unique and rare bottle of gin from Holland ($700/bottle) that’s been aged for 80 years and infused with saffron, among other things. The martini is a normal size, yet due to it’s powerful and rare attributes, comes at a high cost, but with tremendous return on investment. If it didn’t, they wouldn’t be selling 8-10 of them a week.

If you don’t consider yourself your own “world’s greatest martini (insert your value)” then you will never be unleashed. You will never believe your own worth is as valuable and be afraid to “overprice” yourself. Look people don’t buy this drink because it’s dubbed the world’s greatest. They buy it based on the price. If the cost for a drink is $125, then it must be some heck of a drink! That’s the same with you. But the first sale is to yourself. Why would anyone else believe in your tremendous value if you don’t first?

Morale of the story is this – go mix your own drink and believe what you have to offer is worth it’s weight in gold. People want to work and be around the “world’s greatest.” Time for you to belly up to the bar. 


© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

This week’s quote – 
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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How’s Your Portfolio Performing?

February 11, 2014 Leave a comment

I read this on Twitter this morning from Alan Weiss…

“If you hesitate to invest in yourself, you don’t need an investment advisor, you need a shrink.”

Too many business professionals have a poor investment portfolio when it comes to themselves. They either demand that their company pay for it or they don’t think they need it. Way too many entrepreneurs and executives don’t ask for help for fear if looking weak. The reality is that the very best always make investing in themselves a priority.

Apathy, complacency, and arrogance are hard too overcome because these are individual disorders. Hesitancy is a lack of confidence that just needs a push through that open gate to opportunity.

Copyright 2014 Dan Weedin. All rights reserved

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