Butch Bellah: Success is just a decision away

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Butch Bellah is a superior salesman and former comedian who shares a ton of value in this show! I know Butch from the mastermind I participate in with Aaron Walker. Don’t know what a mastermind is … you can learn more here. If you think it’s the right fit, then I’d love to work with you.

Butch Bellah is the owner of B2 Training & Development where he works with salespeople and organizations to gain more appointments, win more business and retain more customers. From his first corporate job at 21, it took Butch only 4 years to be promoted to Division Sales Manager, then another short 5 years to Vice President of Sales. At 35, he and a business partner acquired controlling interest in the company he’d helped build from a $35 million local business to one of the largest wholesale food distributors in the nation with annual sales almost a quarter-billion dollars.

In May 2009, Butch underwent triple-bypass heart surgery at 43-years old, completed cardiac rehab and ran his first 5K 190 days after surgery. He’s since completed dozens of 5ks, 2-10k’s and two half marathons.

Butch Bellah has written two books, The 10 Essential Habits of Sales Superstars: Plugging Into The Power of Ten and Sales Management For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons).

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Butch Bellah Highlights

  • comedy is great for sales and how that relates to ed leadership
  • the importance of 1st impressions and how to speed up the process of getting people to like you
  • why you should script what you present and how it helps you overcome objections
  • delivering with passion
  • people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care
  • success is just a decision away
  • your location is not your destination
  • a great gift idea for your significant other (you will thank me later!)

Resources

Procrastinate on purpose by Rory Vaden (one of my favorites)
 
Funny business by Butch Bellah (free gift)
 
 
 
 

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